Thursday, 12 July 2018

Yellow and Grey Bedroom

For someone who likes colour, this could be too much white, BUT all the accessories are rather colourful and I thought that a white background will make them stand out. I also quite like different shades of white and off-white as well as various textures from painted wood and ply to stripes and squares. Despite the colorful accessories I mentioned, I managed to implement a yellow and grey combination with splashes of blues, lime greens, and turquoise. The effect is a calming room that we absolutely love. 

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Storage Solution for My Husband

You know how I can't resist a bargain in a charity shop. And this piece was only £20! As my OH needed something to store his gadgets, cables and other uselessful stuff he was also taken not just by the price but by the piece itself too. Luckily, I had some leftover furniture paint and wood paint and I used white wood paint for the main part of the piece and mustard yellow, turquoise and chalkboard paint for the accents. My OH loves it and we both like how it fits next to the cabinet in the dining area and it is amazing how many things he managed to hide away in it!  

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Kitchen Lighting Makeover

You probably know that we have just moved into our new home. Part of the decoration was to also transform some of the existing pieces that we liked but we also wanted to make them our own. This was the case with the kitchen aluminum lighting that we wanted to paint matte black and we rather like the result. 

Friday, 8 June 2018

Summer Meadow in a Re-purposed Drum

I have started this project over a month ago in preparation for the patio of our new house. I love meadows and I have always dreamt to have one in our garden but we never had a proper garden, only patios. As I was looking for ideas of meadows in pots, I came across something similar on Pinterest and I thought I could try to plant a colourful meadow in a re-purposed drum that we had in our yard as a little coffee table.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

New Home, New Studio

There is a reason why I have been so quiet in the last couple of months: we purchased our first house and besides enjoyment and planning the decoration, there were other not-so-enjoyable things to sort out. We got the keys on Friday and we started decorating straight away. There will be a few posts showing room by room photos as we complete decorating them, but I will start with my studio which was (nearly) completed in three days.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Two Cakes and a Weekend in Sicily

What do the two cakes and the weekend in Sicily have in common? Two birthdays and one joint celebration. Both my husband and I are celebrating our birthdays in April and every year we do something for both birthdays: at 37 we went to Bruges, at 38 we visited Eden Project for the first time and since then it became one of our favourite destinations, at 39 we visited some National Trust sites (we didn't have the budget for something more 'exotic', but we LOVE national trusting 😊 ) and this year we went to Sicily.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Display Cabinet Makeover

When I see a bargain in a charity shop, I can't help it but buy it; this is what happened with this display cabinet that I couldn't leave it in the shop knowing that it is only £40! Bought it, took it home and gave it a new life. My OH gave it a good sanding and I painted it with white chalk paint and blackboard chalk paint and I rather love the result. The placement of the cabinet is only temporary, so is the rug beneath and the blue sign on the wall (in case you are wondering why so many clashing colours). In situ photos to follow soon; in the meantime enjoy the 'making of' photos.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Little Things

I wasn't sure what title to give to this post - Before & After; Little Changes; Splashes of Colour - but I settled for 'Little Things' in the end, hoping that people will continue with 'that make you happy' in their head. Indeed, in my world, it doesn't take much to be happy and being surrounded by colours is one of these 'little things'. So this blog is about some small changes I made to various objects to give them a new life. There will be another post where you will see them 'in situ', but for now,  the product photos will do. Enjoy!

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Wooden Box Makeover with Mustard Chalk Paint

You probably know by now how much I like yellow in any shades and tones. I've got yellow clothing and yellow accessories so why not move on to yellow home decor and even furniture. Although I am known for favouring bright colours, I decided that for this project I would use a rather pale-ish mustard yellow. And here it is, a brown wooden box makeover using furniture chalk paint. This is just a tester as I want to paint a whole furniture piece in this colour and I think it will look great. In the meantime, I will enjoy looking at this box, but I have a question for you: shall I leave it as it is or shall I give it a distressed look?