August 23, 2014

Painted stools

Hello! We found a few stools at the Hospice Shop and they have served as bedside tables for the last year. We like the idea of not having a cabinet or bedside table with lots of shelves, because they just get messy and full of stuff! These stools only have room for a book or two, a glass of water and a phone so they are perfect for what we need. 

All they needed were a light sand, a quick paint and then another sand to give them the distressed, weathered look we were after. 

We are slowly trying to declutter and simplify our space, and it feels good! x

Duvet cover is from Ikea, and our amazing fluffy pillow is from the Warehouse.

August 10, 2014

Wrapped up

A few wrapping ideas using a paper book from Spotlight (Best of Meilleur D' by American Crafts) and some string and tags I had lying around. 

Card from the Warehouse, washi tape from Paper Vine

String from Armchair Collective, lace from spotlight

Lace from the hospice shop, doily from  our local discount
store, Instagram print from my sister.

Twine + tag from Little Paper Lane

String from Spotlight, tag by me

August 3, 2014

String Art

About a month ago, it was my turn to tutor Art Collective, so I chose something very easy and then I hardly had to tutor at all! They are very simple but effective, and took between 1 and 2 hours each to make. I snapped a few pictures of Meredith's (the deer) and my two...

Just a note, Meredith's deer is about 20cm in length, so considerably smaller than the diamond. Lots of fiddly hammering and stringing, but it paid off!

We used 19 x 1.60mm panel pins, and you could use anything like thin wool, bakers twine, embroidery thread or string. Just a tip - we found it helpful to tie the piece of string off on the same nail as you started stringing.
Big thanks to the very patient husband for knocking together some pallet canvases for everyone to use. I have a few spares so am looking forward to trying a few more ideas. But for now I'm loving the diamond in our lounge.