Art Display Wall


One of my favourite Australian artists is Paula Mills. Also known as Sweet William Prints. Like me, she mostly paints botanicals, and her work is beautiful and unique.

Her home is absolutely stunning, and has been featured in interiors magazines. But there is one thing she has that I have been obsessing over for ages and that’s her art wall where she displays her recent paintings:


I just adore this little space and have been wondering if I could create something similar in my own home.

Finally I decided to give it a try in my library. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably already seen it (I post a lot of snapshots that you will see in later blog posts, so if you’re keen to see what might be coming up on the blog, check out my insta!)

All I needed for my wall was some pretty wrapping papers, some artworks (obviously) and some pins.


Although it’s not perfect, I’m pretty happy with how it has turned out. It’s a great spot for me to analyse my recent paintings.

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Agate Slice Tealights

Ever since this image of agate slice night lights from Anthropologie appeared in my Pinterest feed:


I have been slightly obsessed.

I knew I couldn’t afford to buy them, but I wondered if I could make similar tea light holders?

When I priced Agate slices, I decided I needed to think outside the box.

I returned to my favourite source, my recycling bin.

Milk cartons, 
And tuna tins!

Firstly, I resorted to my fallback, gold spray paint and painted the tins.


Then I got my sharpies out and drew some “agate slices”


Then I coloured them in.





Once my “slices” were done and the tins were dry, I used my hot glue gun to stick them together.


A quick and thrifty little craft that is also environmentally friendly!!!!


Perfect little night lights!

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Blue and White Gallery Wall


If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that nothing stays the same in my house for more than a few months. I’m a chronic rearranger and get bored easily with my surroundings.

My entrance has been the same for a while, and I got the urge to change it. My blue and white obsession came out this time and I decided to hang a gallery wall of blue and white artworks. (Which also involved painting some new works!) ……


The skull painting was inspired by one of my favourite TV shows, Sherlock….. he has a very cool skull artwork on his wall. 💀🕵🏻!

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October Bed Post

A vintage Kantha quilt, a batik cushion and some vintage pillows this month!

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Wooden Hamsa Hand Model


Sitting in my studio the other day looking at my wooden artist’s hand model and thought “that would actually make a really cool Hamsa!”


I pulled out a pencil and I started drawing an eye and some patterns over the little wooden hand.



Then I traced over my lines with a dark blue sharpie.



Initially I thought I’d just use the sharpie, but it lacked definition, so I thinned a little blue ink and painted in some of the sections.


Much better! 

It looks perfect with some of my blue and white vases in my living room.

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Kantha Love


Today I thought I would share another of my collections with you. 

Indian Kantha quilts. I love them and at last count have 10 of them (not to mention half a dozen kantha cushions as well!).


I realise this may fall into the “obsession” category and I’m ok with that!!


I use them everywhere in the house, on my sofas, my bed, as a tablecloth, even as curtains although be aware that they fade really really quickly.



The patterns are so pretty, and they’re completely reversible too. 

The vintage ones tend to be patchworks of fabrics on both sides. The modern ones are usually a plain colour on the reverse but still with the traditional hand stitching, usually in two colours.

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More boho decoupage tins

After the success of my paisley decoupaged tea tins (which you can find here), when I found more gorgeous Indian wrapping paper from Ishka and they had a 50% off everything sale, I figured it was fate!


So I headed to the op shop for some tins to upcycle! Cheap biscuit tins are readily available (you might even have some in your pantry!)


A can of gold spray paint….


Then my gorgeous papers and my old faithful, Mod Podge, and I have a bunch of gorgeous bohemian tins in my kitchen, ready to fill with all the yummy things!!!


Gah!!!! I loves them!!!!!

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