Monday, August 10, 2009

Hello there my friend!

Stirred Simplicity i absolutely LOVE it...

And yes, my appearence of my picture is a absolute must on this saxy blog...
xxx Mwa

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Birthday cake!!!!

It's my son's birthday on the 12th August...He turns Four! I just can't believe he is four already!!! The enrgy level just increases everyday, I'm using i'm decreasing his intake and increasing mine just to keep up ;)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Eco styled

I just love this idea! Container home - Here i come!

Battered old wood look - this is for tam ;)
firstly ensure the wood has been sanded down to al - natural, then apply first coat - use a different colour, I used steel grey.
once the paint has dried - apply vaseline to the area's where you would like the base colour to come through.
apply two coats of white or what ever you like on top of that and allow that to dry.
white the vaseline off, sand,hammer,scrape, take all your un wanted frustrations out on the piece and allow yourself to go wild

Here's my couch, I saved it, it was about to be dumped but i grabbed it before that could happen. I instantly fell in love with it! i love the simplicity, the art deco...I had the two div covered .... professionally, then ran out of money to do the single chairs. I was a little inspired the other day and stripped it down and used left over fabric. I'm impressed. i like. . . .just got to neaten up the base cushion ;) lol, excuse the patch, couldn't quite get the corner pulled tight enough.

I've fallen in love with things that have stories behind them. I just love the old, I love the stories behind everything. Everything just feels more alive, there's more energy. When I find an old piece of furniture these days i just want to revive it, give it life - i love it!