A few weeks ago I mentioned I was selected to participate in the and showed you a photo of the chair I was going to make-over. Well over the weekend I started the sanding process and stripped the old fabric off. Here’s how it’s coming along…
The chair will be auction for charity (Salvos Stores) on 9th of May.
Have you ever attempted sanding before? After almost dislocating my shoulder from sanding back and forth with sand paper, so I pulled out the big guns and found it much easier with the mouse sander. Note to self, don’t try and sand a whole chair without a mouse sander in future! Next step is to apply undercoats before limewashing. Any tips?!
If you follow me on , you’ll know I’ve been working with X-Factor Winner Sammi Jade and online furniture retailer Zanui to furnish her new Sydney apartment. Last week we filmed her apartment for , it was a warm day so in a 1 bedroom apartment with the doors closed, three big studio lights and 12 people crammed into the space it was a little hectic. Try ironing a bed in those conditions! Quite often people tell me that they think my job is glamorous, it has it’s moments but usually I’m dressed for hardwork not ‘fluffing’. Prep before a shoot is usually longer than the shoot itself, organising props, flowers, last minute bits and pieces, printing art and cleaning every surface in sight.
Once it’s photographed properly I’ll be able to share more photos and where to buy all the goodies we selected!
Here’s a little sneak peek from film day last week.
I find selecting art one of the most difficult parts of my job, there’s such a huge gap in the market for affordable art (anyone out there listening?!?!!?) I did however stumble upon this cute store over the weekend and ordered the Donkey Ears print (donkeys are one of my favourite animals). These prints would look very sweet in a nursery, especially if you’re setting up the room and not sure of the baby’s gender yet.
Aren’t they adorable?! I’m probably way too old to own such prints but I don’t care!
I’ve been very slack sharing photos of homes I’ve styled recently, I have plenty coming I promise, I’m just waiting on professional photos before sharing! However, I can share this house. Ellie Bradley owner and designer of Xavier & Me cushions asked me to help style her home for this gorgeous shoot currently featured on Interiors Addict. The best part about styling a cushion designers home? There is absolutely no shortage of cushions to use around the house! I think this house is proof that a few bright cushions scattered around the place add such impact.
Over the weekend I ordered a bunch of new decorating books. I have this thing where I collect decor books, it’s so bad that all of my family and friends no longer buy me books for my birthday because the chances that I already have the decor book is pretty high. I’ve received double ups more times than I can count. Yet, I always seem to find more on Book Depository that I don’t own 😉
These are few of the books winging their way to me.
Have you bought any decor books lately?
I’m a bit late to the washi tape party, I’ve seen it on Instagram for ages now but never really got involved until the other day when I visited in Avalon and bought a few rolls. If you search on , there’s literally thousands of different projects you can do with washi tape. I’ve been experimenting on walls, paper, windows and more! Have you been sucked into the washi tape addiction?
How effective, yet relatively simple.
You could easily do this on a budget, all you need is an Ikea bookcase and some wallpaper and an afternoon of crafting!
Have you attempted any crafty DIY projects lately?
After wasting an extrodinary amount of time on Pinterest, I’ve decided I’d like to design and decorate a wine bar so any clients out there looking to start a wine bar let me know, I’m your girl! 😉
Trade Fairs always mean a big day out with sore feet guaranteed, but never disappoints. The suppliers always put in such a great effort with their stands and the products are equally as fabulous. These were my favourite pics from the fair. Unfortunately some suppliers wouldn’t let me photograph their products so I couldn’t share all the treasures I found yesterday. 🙁
Did anyone else attend? What were your favourite stands?
I’m a little bit excited to announce that I am one of 9 designers to be asked to participate in the .
I have to select a piece of furniture in need of some love and spruce it up! It will then be auctioned off in May with all proceeds going to charity.
I love a good DIY project or ten (anyone following me on will see I have a board dedicated to !) so I’m really excited to re-vamp this chair below. I’m thinking glossy pink paint and some flamingo fabric…. However, I haven’t started on it yet so all suggestions welcome!!!
I’m tying up loose ends, wrapping presents, packing for my trip away and setting my out of office reply (yay!). On Sunday I’m getting in the car with my family and we are driving to Noosa (from Sydney, yes, it’s going to be so joyful with five of us in the car for two days!). We’ll spend Christmas with my extended family then stop in Byron for a week on the way home and I cannot wait. I won’t have much access to emails during that time which is a little bit scary but also a little bit nice because I’m really looking forward to sitting on the beach and relaxing.
I hope you all have very happy, relaxing holidays with family and friends. I’ll be back on board Jan 7th. I’m looking forward to returning refreshed and ready for a MASSIVE year. It’s going to be a good one, I can tell already 🙂
Thank you for all your comments, emails, tweets, messages etc. throughout the year, they are all read and appreciated very much!