26 April, 2015

Trend Alert : DIY Dipped Furniture











DIY Dip Dyed Furniture
I know I know…it is the ‘new’ thing and we don’t want to over do it….but…it’s just so fabulous that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to chat about furniture dipped in paint!!!!

Easy to do and easy to change back when you get sick of it!

Some quick tips:
Step 1: Grab a piece of furniture you’re wanting to pretty up. A chair might be the easiest to start with.


Step 2: Choose your paint and go to your local hardware store to buy it – glossy paint is always best, find the best quality neon/pastel acrylic paint you can. Depending on the type of furniture spray paint might be the best and most convenient option (and more fun!).

Step 3: Put tape where you want you’re your new colour to start (make sure your under coat is well and truly dry before you do this).

Step 4: Now, go to town and enjoy….feel free to use a sponge to spot the paint onto your piece and touch up with a brush later to avoid heavy brush strokes

TIP: Check antique or op shops for older chairs or stools that you can play around with.

You will always find a place for something you love!!!
- See more at: http://showandtellonline.com.au/home-love/diy-time-step-by-step-tips-on-how-to-paint-dip-your-furniture#sthash.XQeul24x.dpuf
I know I know…it is the ‘new’ thing and we don’t want to over do it….but…it’s just so fabulous that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to chat about furniture dipped in paint!!!!

Easy to do and easy to change back when you get sick of it!

Some quick tips:
Step 1: Grab a piece of furniture you’re wanting to pretty up. A chair might be the easiest to start with.


Step 2: Choose your paint and go to your local hardware store to buy it – glossy paint is always best, find the best quality neon/pastel acrylic paint you can. Depending on the type of furniture spray paint might be the best and most convenient option (and more fun!).

Step 3: Put tape where you want you’re your new colour to start (make sure your under coat is well and truly dry before you do this).

Step 4: Now, go to town and enjoy….feel free to use a sponge to spot the paint onto your piece and touch up with a brush later to avoid heavy brush strokes

TIP: Check antique or op shops for older chairs or stools that you can play around with.

You will always find a place for something you love!!!
- See more at: http://showandtellonline.com.au/home-love/diy-time-step-by-step-tips-on-how-to-paint-dip-your-furniture#sthash.XQeul24x.dpuf

I know I know…it is the ‘next big’ thing and we don’t want to over do it….but…it’s just so fabulous that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to chat about furniture dipped in paint!!!!
Easy to do and easy to change back when you get sick of it!

 Here are some quick tips:

Step 1: Grab a piece of furniture you’re wanting to pretty up. A chair might be the easiest to start with.

Step 2: Choose your paint and go to your local hardware store to buy it – glossy paint is always best, find the best quality neon/pastel acrylic paint you can. Depending on the type of furniture spray paint might be the best and most convenient option (and more fun!).

Step 3: Put tape where you want you’re your new colour to start (make sure your under coat is well and truly dry before you do this).

Step 4: Now, go to town and enjoy….feel free to use a sponge to spot the paint onto your piece and touch up with a brush later to avoid heavy brush strokes

 TIP: Check antique or op shops for older chairs or stools that you can play around with.

You will always find a place for something you love!!
I know I know…it is the ‘new’ thing and we don’t want to over do it….but…it’s just so fabulous that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to chat about furniture dipped in paint!!!!

Easy to do and easy to change back when you get sick of it!

Some quick tips:
Step 1: Grab a piece of furniture you’re wanting to pretty up. A chair might be the easiest to start with.


Step 2: Choose your paint and go to your local hardware store to buy it – glossy paint is always best, find the best quality neon/pastel acrylic paint you can. Depending on the type of furniture spray paint might be the best and most convenient option (and more fun!).

Step 3: Put tape where you want you’re your new colour to start (make sure your under coat is well and truly dry before you do this).

Step 4: Now, go to town and enjoy….feel free to use a sponge to spot the paint onto your piece and touch up with a brush later to avoid heavy brush strokes

TIP: Check antique or op shops for older chairs or stools that you can play around with.

You will always find a place for something you love!!!
- See more at: http://showandtellonline.com.au/home-love/diy-time-step-by-step-tips-on-how-to-paint-dip-your-furniture#sthash.XQeul24x.dpuf

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7

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25 April, 2015

Colour Riot








Decorating tip - Don't go overboard!

Don't get me wrong - I love colour and I really admire those designers and home decorators that are brave enough to use bold, confident colours but for most of us, using lots of colour is hard to pull off. When there is an overload of colour it can close a room in and make it appear busy and out of control. I think it's best to play it safe and use a maximum of two colours per room. Mix these accent colous back with neutrals or black and white to ground the scheme, balance out the colour and give it some relief. The right amount of colour will really make a room pop without being overwhelming.

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34

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24 April, 2015

Rugged Beauty




Country Road - Grey with Natural Wood









Getting cosy for Autumn.

This Autumn bunker down with a palette
of grey, white and black warmed up with natural timber tones.
Tactile textures play a big part in creating a warm and cosy beach house.
Think chunky weaves reminiscent of
fishermen's jumpers and fishing nets for throws and cushions.
Pile up cushions and knitted blankets,
set the fire and stack up logs by the fireplace to create an inviting sanctuary.
Serve up frothy cappuccinos and cakes warm from the oven
and settle in for a relaxed weekend.

Country Road have got just the right homewares to keep you on trend this season.

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2 moodboard by Coastal Style, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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22 April, 2015

Ranch Style



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Taking inspiration from a classic American architecture.

This ranch style house features many elements suited to a beach home.
The recycled walls in tones of grey would look right at home on the coast
as would the timber wall panelling,
the oak floorboards and
the classic American Hamptons style kitchen.
The outdoor fireplace would be great for chilly evenings and
that mud room looks like a great place to store beach gear.

Melissah xox

Images via Dust Jacket, fashion 

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21 April, 2015

Pretty Gelato Coloured Bedding




 


Inspred by fruity sorbets ....
if you love gelato coloured linen there's plenty
of companies out there producing beautiful bedlinen in a
range of lush colours. One of my favourites is Linen House
(pictured above) – their Onsen bamboo/cotton sheets are
silky smooth with a 600 thread count and the colours look
great mixed and matched.





Get the pastel look in your bedroom with these pretty finds.



1 PILLOWCASE  /  2 THROW  /  3 QUILT  /  4 CUSHION  /  5 SHEETS


Add colour to your bedroom with the season's fruitiest shades.

I'm really falling for pastel colours for bedding.
How pretty are these bedrooms.
Layer up various colours to give the gelato shades
a fresh, modern twist.

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, : sorce Adore Magazine

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