I was so inspired by the image of Eleesas lounge room and how she puts together her rooms. She speaks to us about painting her room white. I wanted to inspire back with shots of our country house renovation. Especially the power that simple white paint can have
lounge ceiling before
lounge ceiling after
plus a new central chandelier
looking from the lounge into the kitchen
before painting the doorframe and ceiling
looking from the kitchen into the lounge
during rendering the brick walls
the same view after painting and rendering
If you have painted something white recently (even if its not an entire house) Id love to see it!
Dont hesitate to link back to here. Lets get out our paint brushes ladies!
You have to see this! I wonder if youll find this as funny as i did? How did this lady come up with this idea? Its inspired to say the least. Ive kept this to myself for a couple of weeks but now i just have to share and take the good with the bad.
Will you think im an idiot for laughing at this repeatedly? ( i go here whenever i need to laugh)
I mean out loud shocking cackling until my family leaves the room. I just think they are secretly jealous of my great sense of humour and freestyle abandon.
I Have To Say is hosting a fantastic quilt-along and ive found it just in time to see the first weeks to-doings.
Im going to add these fabrics to the one I have already started for Mali, my grand-daughter. Im slicing into it as we speak. I blogged about this piece I had started here. It seemed silly to start a new one ( i hope thats not cheating, ladies)
a neat stack
I start throwing them around to see if I want to delete anything
nothing so far
I especially love the unexpected black
and the small pieces of coffee for a vintage feel.
Its never too late to join in though if you need to think about it for a bit longer or, like me, your kids arent back at school and you have the book/uniform thing happening this week.
Be sure to check it out before you make up your mind!
Here is a painting I came across while I was interstate recently. Just $8! I should have included the frame in this shot, oops. Has anyone else found something that they couldnt leave behind thinking by hook or by crook im taking this home. I dont care how hard this is to get on the plane! This painting is nearly a metre long. The glass got cracked in the corner but this happens alot in my place.
We once moved into our new abode and happily spent the afternoon hanging all of our favourite pictures to make it feel more like home, only to be woken in the middle of the night by a huge crash. The picture that had decided to fall was another one that I brought back from my camping trip to tasmania, (yepp another attempt to get it through online baggage experience) Idiot. Not to mention how hard it was to camp and carry around a painting. It looked lovely in the dappled, slightly too green, light of the tent. Yeh right.
The main attraction of the painting in question was the hundred year old glass.
Did you know that glass is fluid, meaning it never quite hardens? Thats why old glass looks the way it does. I have never replaced the glass because I cant bear to put something other than the perfect glass back.
Oh and here is something else I got excited when I found recently
We had the most beautiful and unusual colour of the sky a few nights ago and I forgot to post it at the time. It was purpley pink.
We all trapsed outside to gaze at it. It was the kids who alerted us in the first place.
I just had to take a photo of my roses in this light.
This is my favourite image (to date) of my grand-daughter Mali. She looks so serene. I wanted to share this image purely because of the well of feelings that seeing a baby sleeping can evoke. Of course im a bit more moved by this than you will be. ....
Dont you love it when you see an image that makes you want to leap out of your chair and grab the paint brushes? Rooms that have the feel good quality that give you the inspiration to redecorate your house in one day? Thats how this image made me feel. Seeya!
We live right near the beach so I endeavor to visit there when no-ones around for some quiet contemplation. Here are some favourite pieces of old crockery that had washed up. The blue and white willow piece my son found for me. These sit on my kitchen window sill as the sun hits them every morning.
I had to run some errands the other day and was pleasantly surprised to be parked near an op-shop I hadnt got to yet. It had re-opened after the holidays and had some real finds. I didnt really need another jug but...it was love at first sight. These are childrens records for reading along to. Much too good to leave behind, I thought.
This is the start of a quilt for my grand-daughter, Mali. Im making it in a very unconventional way. Ive sewn the piece that you can see here and it has reached the size of half a single bed.
Now im going to chop it up into six or eight pieces and join in some other co-ordinating fabric. Im off to look in my cupboard but ill post some update photos of the process in a couple of days, if anyone is interested. And I know I should have ironed it first but I was in a bit of a hurry to post it.
I have been madly making patterns for my childrens range that Im putting into a shop here in melbourne.
Ive had the flu for the last three weeks and it has been challenging to stay focused. On the other hand it may have been a blessing in disguise to be so housebound.
Just when I was on a roll, excuse the pun, I ran out of rolls of paper having gone through two. Ive had to search high and low because I think the holiday season depleted supplies of brown paper. After searching for a good week or so Ive finally found some more brown paper at a shop that is fifteen minutes away from me and across the highway! I was delighted to discover that he had four extra wide rolls and silly me had been sticky taping like crazy to get the right width for my larger sizes. Feeling happy that I dont have to do that any more! I made the poor man in the shop promise to order in some more cos ill be back in 2 weeks.