Rearranging My Kitchen Wall

“There is nothing so constant as change.” I’ve quoted this before, and it remains very true in my house!

I recently painted some new artworks of proteas (my new favourite flower!) in pretty pink tones.

And that led me to rearranging all the art in the kitchen, and of course all the other bits and pieces as well!

Before this I had a collection of plates on the kitchen wall.

But I think I’m preferring the wall of pretty pink art.

What do you think?

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September Bed Post

This month I am sharing a combination using my favourite kantha quilt, some cushions from Ishka, one of the pom pom cushions and thrifted pillow cases.

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Wall Lights Update ~ Sun & Moon

A while ago I updated my ugly wall lights with ash tree leaves and mod podge: see my previous post

They looked great, but eventually the heat of the bulbs faded and browned the leaves, so I decided it was time for another upcycle!

I used paint remover to get rid of the heavy duty outdoor mod podge I used and they cleaned up very easily:

I wanted to go for a sun and moon design, and I drew it on with a pencil first:

Then I dug out some glass/ceramic paints including some gold lead light paint which I used to go over my pencil lines:

Then I filled in the background in a dark blue and the sun and moon in yellow and grey/blue:

Once they were dry they were ready to put back up!

I’m very pleased with their new look!

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Upcycled Hexagon Shelf

When I found this white hexagon shelf in the op shop for $3 I knew I could do something fun with it.

It was a no brainer to paint it a vibrant colour so I mixed up a bazillion different green paints to create this pretty jade shade.

My studio is so messy again at the moment that I did this in my living room. The shame! 🙈

Next I knew I wanted to put a back on this shelf so I cut out a piece of thick cardboard the same shape.

Once again decoupage came to mind. I didn’t have any papers I liked for this job so I rummaged through my fabric stash. Given the size of my stash you’d think I’d come up with just the right thing but nothing I pulled looked right!

Then I remembered this tea towel I bought at Ishka:

Part of me nearly dies cutting this up for a project because it’s such a gorgeous tea towel, but sometimes you just have to sacrifice something!

Once I had Mod Podged my fabric to the cardboard and it had dried, it was ready to fix to the back of the shelf.

My trusty Bunnings staple gun made short work of the job!

Looking good, no?

Add a Buddha and it’s perfect!

I love it in amongst my gallery wall in the living room!

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Rainbow Dyed Crochet Tablecloth

I have had this lace/crochet tablecloth for years and have hardly used it.

It came from an op shop maybe 15 years ago and has been sitting in my linen press ever since. So I decided to do a little dyeing and see what happened!

When I see these tie dye kits on sale I always snap them up, even with no project in mind.

I didn’t want to actually tie dye this, so I just folded the cloth and squirted the dye on in a vaguely striped fashion, blending the colours into each other.

A few hours and a quick run through the washing machine on cold, and it was beautifully rainbow coloured!

What do you think?

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Pom Pom Cushions

I found these cushions at the op shop a while back and decided that, like the tea towels, they could benefit from some embellishments!

I decided on Pom Poms instead of tassels for these guys.

I found some red, yellow and brown wool in my stash and set to work with my Pom Pom maker!

Nefertiti decided she could help with this project…

When I wouldn’t let her play with the wool, she decided a nap was more fun.

Once I had made my Poms I was ready to sew them to the corners of my cushions.

Perfect!

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August Bed Post

I haven’t done a bed post for a while, so here’s some pink and purple elephanty happiness!

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