I know that artists have a reputation for being messy and untidy and while I am both, I also like to have an organized studio (as paradoxically as it may sound). Partly, because I like to get into a tidy studio when I start a project (it is like starting a painting with a blank canvas), partly because my working room is still a guest room as well.
Saturday, 3 November 2018
Friday, 26 October 2018
Take some branches from a nearby forest and an all-purpose spray paint and you will create a decorative bouquet that can be dressed up differently each season. As my window sill that faces the street was in need of a decorative occupant, the vase of branches seemed a perfect candidate. Inspired by this project where the use of spray paint seemed so effortless, I dug up a leftover all-purpose paint, perfect for my branches. One might prefer the use of a brush, but I must admit that using the spray paint was easier, quicker and I was more in control of how much paint to apply on the twigs.
Friday, 19 October 2018
For those of you who followed my blog posts lately, you probably know that I have been obsessed with blackboard paint. So obsessed that not only I have been using it on 'normal' surfaces to give a boost to my usual handpainted furniture, but onto some unconventional surfaces as well, such as this kitchen lighting makeover.
Today, I am going to show you another usage of this versatile paint: turning a mirror into a notice board. Yes, a mirror!
Saturday, 18 August 2018
This is just a showcase of my art collection that includes art prints, original art, pottery, fused glass and hand painted ceramic, as well as some of my own pieces.
|Framed card by late Mary Sumner and original mini painting by Bijuterii Art.|
Friday, 10 August 2018
I loved this chest of drawers in sea green but after moving into a new studio, I thought that a blue one would suit better the new decor, plus I wanted a change from that green that I had before (which I loved BTW!). When I posted a photo of it on Instagram and asked if blue would look better, a few people said yes. This was an easy project again, not just because the paint was perfect, but because the furniture was painted before so I didn't need to sand it and/or prime it. I could have even gotten away with just a coat, but I decided to apply the second one, especially as the chest of drawers wasn't painted everywhere. For this project, I have only used paint, brushes and clear wax and I got the perfect piece that stands out beautifully against the brick wall. Next project: grouting the brick - I really hope I can do it; any tips, anyone?
Friday, 3 August 2018
Thursday, 26 July 2018
I can't remember where I had this school desk from, but it has been staying in the attic for a few years or so until I found a use for it. I liked it too much to throw it away so when I got a new studio, I knew I wanted to paint it yellow.
✽ sanding sheet (although I have a sanding machine, I did it manually as it is a small item)
✽ yellow furniture paint (simply use your favorite brand)
✽ brushes (various sizes according to your preferences)
✽ screwdriver to take the hinges out and put them back at the end
Friday, 20 July 2018
Thursday, 12 July 2018
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.