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Home Style Snapshots

Lac curtains + Brixton hat + Birdcage

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 =)

DSW Chairs + Sunflowers + Lace Curtains + Industrial Lighting Sunflowers

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!

Mustard candles + lace curtains + Plants DIY Gold Towel Hooks

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.

DIY macrame planter Turquoise + Gold Bathroom Gold Frame + Wall Drawing by Bec Brown 1 Gold Frame + Wall Drawing by Bec Brown

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! xobec


DIY: Floral wall lettering

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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..

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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.

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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?xobec


2013 in review

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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!

DIY; iPhone Case

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

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A few of my faves:
Floral Bicycle art
DIY: Floral Crown
3 Gift Wrap Ideas
Exploring Auckland
♦ Photography: Wisteria

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Highlights / Goals / Achievements:
♦ 2 art exhibitions! Here & here
♦ Adding stationery to the Clouds of Colour Shop
♦ Doing my first ever market stall!
♦ Attending Blogcademy

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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?xobec


DIY: Paper doily popcorn holders

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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.

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I love simple ways to display food like this! You could also use them for chips, sweets or dried fruit pieces.xobec


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