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So, you know when the holidays/weekend rolls around and you conceive a grand plan to get some work done? Well, having been on uni break you'd think I'd have loads of time to be productive (or even update this blog), but nope... if anything it's made me lazier, and completely content with the idea of 'unwinding' and doing nothing all day! I'm not even ashamed to mention how lazy I am, but obviously I need to get my mojo back sooner or later.

Anyway, here are some snippets and a bonus video of my room! Something I did finish this past fortnight was make some subtle changes after a much-needed shopping trip to IKEA, where I finally got a mirror and box for all my makeup. I decided to take advantage of the situation and film while it was still clean and pretty, because it most definitely doesn't look like this anymore... While my room still isn't exactly how I want it, I'm pretty satisfied with its current state! It's amazing how much new quilt covers change a room, especially considering my old ones were a bit tired and grandma-esque (not like that's a bad thing, of course).







By the way, can we talk about my scratch map for a second? I'm ridiculously proud of these dowels that I added to it! After realising that Blu-Tack would never hold the weight of it properly, I thought this would be a better alternative to having a giant frame hanging so close to my bed. It might be worth DIYing all the Frankie posters I have lying around, but then again it's so finicky that I don't know if I can be bothered. Besides, I only have so much wall space that I can devote to posters... Anyway, hope you enjoyed that little tour of my room, and have a great weekend ahead of you!

35 comments:

  1. You have such a nice room! :)

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  2. it looks so very fresh! cute little video <3

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  3. I spot a K-r manual on your shelf! Just wondering if that's the camera that you always use.

    Karen | elashock.com

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    1. It sure is! Can't say that I've ever read that manual though, haha :)

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    2. Then we're twinsies, because I use the same camera too! Which lens do you use? Your photos are always so lovely!

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    3. Aw, thanks Karen! Normally I use a 35mm f2.4 lens, but sometimes for outfit photos I use a 50mm f1.4. They're both by Pentax, by the way!

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  4. You have such a beautiful room Mani! Adore the little map and your wall decor, definitely taking some tips from you soon.

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  5. Your room is so cute! Everything goes together, which is what my room lacks haha. I love what you did with the scratch map.

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  6. Sweeeeet roomtour! Love your re-decoration of
    your room c: IKEA rules! Love the whiteboard
    where you use the magnets as necklace holders!
    Your room is so white and bright!
    Xx

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  7. Your room is sooo cute! Ahh so jealous :')

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  8. You have such a lovely room! I need to organise mine!

    Jade xx

    www.fairytalekiss.co.uk

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  9. I want you room!! love it! <3

    http://bitacoradelua.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love how you DIY'd that map! And the little details in your room are just lovely!

    xx.
    Stephanie | fashion and tea

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  11. Your room looks really nice & I love your book collection. I never knew there was such a thing as a Scratch Map, now I'm intrigued ;)

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  12. Your room is adorbs! Loving your bulletin board!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  13. I envy people that can make their room so beautiful... you're one of them!

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  14. Oi Mani! How did you make your map? I want a travel map too!
    And lovely video, the snippets are so precious.

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    1. Thanks Rosa! Basically I got halved wooden rods from Bunnings, cut them to size, then painted the four equal sections white. After that I sandwiched the map in between the rods, glued the flat sides together and added string and all that jazz! Hope that didn't sound too confusing :)

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  15. I seriously envy people who have an eye for decorating because I feel like I have none! That DIY map is amazing!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  16. Eep, you have a scratch map?! I am so jealous!! It is seriously adorable!

    xo
    Lost in the Haze

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  17. Loving your snipits! Plain adorable!!

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  18. Wow your room is beautiful! I'm a little jealous :P

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  19. You're room is so nice! I think I'm going to do a room tour post too, you've inspired me! ;) x

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  20. Beautiful pics! Your room is so lovely x

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  21. I love a good room tour!! Your photos are really beautifully shot. I am following your blog, I followed a while ago, but your posts do not show up on my dashboard :-( I need to find out why, I don't want to miss anymore of your lovely updates xxx

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    1. That's so strange! I just tried following myself, so the posts should be there. It might be worth using bloglovin or something similar if it's a Blogger-related problem :(

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  22. Your room looks so pretty! I ought to do a room tour one day (once I clean up my room). (:

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  23. Haha I made plans to do a lot of work but I ended up wasting my entire break. :')
    Your room looks so nice! I love your map. :)

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  24. Your blog is so cute & I always "plan" to do one of these life posts with photos from around my abode but I'm one step lazier than you & can't even do that! Haha

    The Fashann Monster

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  25. nice room, love the photos and map
    shall we follow?facebook/bloglovin
    greetings from Holland
    http://www.we-heart-fashion.com

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