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Alternative Christmas Tree

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This year we decided to try out an alternative Christmas tree – this is a huge branch found at the beach which I spray painted lightly with white to look like snow! And decorated sparsely with silver, turquoise and a few handmade decorations.
I loooove this years tree!
Have you got your tree up yet? What colour combo have you chosen?xobec


Golden Chair Revamp

Thrifted wire chair - before & after Thrifted wire chair - before

I found this very cool chair at the recycle centre last weekend and knew I just had to have it – for $2, how could I resist?
I have wanted to spray paint a chair gold for aaages now so after washing and sanding it down a bit, this chair came alive! I absolutely love how the rusty part turned out, like gold leaf peeling off. I sealed the gold with a clear satin varnish.

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I now need to find the perfect sized cushion for my old/new gold chair! For now, its a bit of a feature in the lounge.
What colour cushion would you add to it? I cannot decide! xobec



3 Gift Wrap Ideas

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Good morning lovely friends! Today I am teaming up with Carly from Happy Little Kiwi blog & Alana from The Little Leaf to bring you some gift wrapping ideas. We love doing projects together & plan to do of them over the coming months. Having a creative project that we work separately on but encourage each other with – is such an amazing way to work.

Today I have 3 ideas:
♥ Gold & yellow mixed with fake flowers & doilies
♥ Maroon mixed with feathers & little pegs
♥ Goodie bags with washi tape pegs

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You can find hundreds of cool washi tape pegs ideas on Pinterest – I love the touch they add to a gift.
Oooooh I cant wait to wrap Christmas prezzies this year!xobec