My Feast Re-love Project piece of furniture is finally finished and I’m so happy with the outcome – I kinda wanna keep it, but of course I can’t because it’s going to be up for auction on ebay on the 9th of May with all proceeds going to the salvos. There are 9 designers in total participating in the project and I think I’ll be bidding on some of their items myself – amazing one of a kind transformations! Make sure you get bidding from the 9th of May to take home a unique piece of Australian design.
So I am super excited for this new project! As most of you know, Dale and I are ambassadors for Salvos Stores so we were so happy to hear about the Feast Watson Re-Love Project. Basically, there are 9 Australian designers involved and we each need to ‘re-love’ a piece of vintage furniture and give it new life. The best part is that at the end, all 9 pieces will be auctioned on eBay (on the 9th of May) and all proceeds are going to Salvos Stores. Go to Feast Watson Re-Love Project to check out the ‘before’ shots of the pieces that will be available for auction – my picture will be coming soon (you’ve got a sneek peak now).
So my ‘re-love’ journey begins today. I see so much potential in this piece. I love the idea of the telephone table – so different from the mobile phone world we live in today. I really love vintage but I want to give this piece some new modern love. So I’m taking suggestions! I think I know what I want to do but I need your help as well. I know I want to replace the timber bench with different reclaimed timber or even raw tree stump styled timber. I also want to give the entire metal frame a paint, but what colour? I also need to change the fabric on that seat, but what fabric? Can’t wait to hear what you guys think! Let’s get this piece new again! xx
Holidays are approaching so it’s time to think of new ways to keep the kids occupied. These DIY dream catchers are so cute and fun to make. I made a few with some of my 5/6 students and they loved them. They’re super easy to make and you don’t need too many materials.
What you’ll need:
- Wool (neon colours are fun)
Simply mould some wire around something round (whatever size you desire – the above ones are about 20cm in Diameter). Then it’s time to start wrapping the wool around the wire as tightly as you can so there are no gaps and you can’t see any of the wire. You can pick one solid colour and criss cross over the top or you can section it off into many colours.
Now it’s time for the web. Looking at the pictures above, you can do this however you like – there’s no right or wrong. It can have beads through it, be multi-coloured or quite simple – it’s up to you!
And lastly, add some beads and feathers to dangle at the bottom of the web. Simple tie some wool through the base of the large wire circle and thread beads over the wool tying off feathers on the bottom. Be imaginative and get creative! xx
Congratulations Lauren! Enjoy your $100 Gift Voucher! If you didn’t win this one, make sure you still check out SMD – great for Christmas gifts!
I love to give presents. And I especially love to wrap them. In all honesty, sometimes the wrapping is better than the gift itself (which I feel bad about), but I always try to go to a bit of effort when wrapping. I especially love recycled brown paper and when receiving gifts, I always painstakingly open them up ever so carefully so I can save the paper and ribbon and use it again.
Above, there are 3 fun DIY gift wrapping ideas using brown paper and neons. The first one has to be my favourite – neon confetti!!! This is really easy and relaxing. Grab some bright neon paper and start hole punching. You can use the little dots however you like, and when you’re done with the wrapping, you can use the leftovers as confetti to toss over a dinner table or place setting – fun!
Neon string wrapping. Another easy way to brighten up your wrapping. Pick up some fluro wool in the colours of your choice and let your imagination run wild. Have fun with that one!!!
The last one is great if you’ve forgotten to buy a card. Just cut out some big circles and write your message on that – sorted! And I love a bit of brown twine to finish the gift off – gives it that old world “I just received a parcel from the post office” feel to it.
I hope that now you’ve found an excuse to give a present to someone for no reason! xx
Like I have said nearly every post now… summer is well on it’s way so I thought I would share a couple of my favourite DIY trends for this season.
1. Dip dyed coloured hair! I love this trend because it’s bright and fun and can be it’s own accessory to an outfit. Instead of investing in a new necklace, try colouring your hair for a fun look and a fun change! I have been using La Riche Directions Semi Permanent Hair Colour Dye because there are heaps of cool colours (ones I will be trialing in the coming weeks) and the colour washes out after 6 washes so there’s no worries about it being permanent.
2. Neon plait threaded bracelet with tassels. This is super easy to make. Find an old chain bracelet in either gold of silver (or whatever colour), pick your favourite neon coloured wool (there are heaps out at the moment) and just plait about 10 lengths through it tying it off into tassels on either end. Done!
3. Mint & Glitter! Love both of these elements. Mint has got to be the hottest colour for this half of the year. Teaming that with metallic anything and you’re onto a winning combination.