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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My blog has reached Brazil

The lovely Litz Gouvea found me on instagram and wanted to do a blog post about me!

Check it out:

https://www.realboholife.com

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Leafy Wardrobe Mural

About three months ago I decided I was sick of my boring grey wardrobe doors.

So I decided a mural would be a fun way to jazz it up and grabbing a pencil I started scribbling leaf shapes on these doors.

Then I filled in the background using the same paint as the walls.

Then came green colours on the leaves.

It was at this point that I started to feel as though this just wasn’t working.

And it stayed just like this for three months.

Finally, I decided to finish it off with some white outlines and leaf detailing.

I’m still not sure about it, but at least it’s done. I may well paint over it sometime, as I am just not feeling it.

What do you think? Success or failure?

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Stencilled Bedside

About a year after I moved into this house, my next door neighbour put this little chest of drawers out on the side of the road, and I decided it would make great storage for my art as well as a good bedside table.

I loved the colour it was painted and the brass knobs, but I have recently been feeling like I wanted to do something bright and decorative to it!

Those stencils I received for my birthday a few years ago were the answer I was looking for.

I didn’t really have a plan….. I frequently just get stuck into stuff instead of planning it meticulously. I think it’s an artist thing maybe? Or maybe it’s just an Aixie thing!

I just pulled colours from my paint basket and had had a go.

Gradually I built up the pattern and colour.

I love the colours here…

And the patterns!

I am so happy with with how this turned out!

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