While the big storm hit New Zealand today, I took the chance to take a few snap shots of our new home. At some point I will go through each room showing the before and after snaps… but for now I hope you enjoy checking out this little update =)
I absolutely LOVE DCW chairs so we paired them with our oak dining table. We also decided to add white industrial lighting to the dining/kitchen area. Styled with my faaaaave – sunflowers!
We wanted to have a wee bit of fun in the bathroom as the rest of the house has a lot of black & white. We used turquoise & gold to highlight a few features – above are some towel hooks which I found at the dump and spray painted gold. Spray painting old pieces is SUCH an amazing way to transform them.
I also tested out some macrame today – which ill share on the blog properly soon.
The other DIY I did in the bathroom is the artwork above. For this I drew straight onto the wall and spray painted an old gilt frame found at the dump. Cool huh? Its funny how drawing on the wall feels so…naughty! I guess thats from childhood (haha).
I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out this wee update. Mum and I are having soooo much fun doing up this house – a project we have always wanted to achieve together!
Since moving into our new home, I have had a brain full of sooo many ideas. This one was inspired by the floral lettering I have available on my Etsy Shop and after browsing Pinterest – I came across this idea! So here is my version using the same technique..
I used cardboard paper mache lettering from the craft store which I then cut the top of so it was hollow. Next, I cut, fitted and glued pieces of floral foam – this made fastening the fake flowers soooo easy. Remember to cut a hole in the back of each letter so you can fasten them to the wall.
I also found these black plastic birds to surround my pretty floral letters.
This is the first piece of artyness to go up in the new house. I looooove it! And thought it was a perfect DIY for Valentines Day.
Do you have anything special planned for Valentines Day this year? Any favourite DIY’s?
Goodbye 2013 and hello 2014! What a year of experiences it has been. It feels like it has been a massive year for everyone. This post is a little thank you to 2013 ad everything that happened on Clouds of Colour blog – popular posts, my fave posts and looking at the achievements… Enjoy!
A few popular posts:
♦ Create you own iPhone case
♦ DIY: Paper doily popcorn holders
♦ Creating a huge watercolour art piece
♦ ‘How to keep creatively inspired’
♦ DIY: Fabric Crochet Rug
♦ WIP: Black & Mustard doodle
A few of my faves:
♦ Floral Bicycle art
♦ DIY: Floral Crown
♦ 3 Gift Wrap Ideas
♦ Exploring Auckland
♦ Photography: Wisteria
Highlights / Goals / Achievements:
♦ 2 art exhibitions! Here & here
♦ Adding stationery to the Clouds of Colour Shop
♦ Doing my first ever market stall!
♦ Attending Blogcademy
Thank you all so much for another super awesome year of blogging & art. I cannot wait to see what is instore for 2014!
What were the highlights from your year?
We had a group of close friends around for our Christmas Eve dinner. I wanted to display the popcorn in a more fun way so made these super simple yet effective holders.
First I cut black paper into an A5 size and twirled it into a cone shape, securing with tape. Next I used a white paper doilie and secured with bakers twine.
I love simple ways to display food like this! You could also use them for chips, sweets or dried fruit pieces.