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Distressed about distressing

  What is distressing or as some people call it, aging? It’s all about giving a piece of furniture the simulated appearance of wear and tear after years of use. While some people love the very chippy and overly distressed look, I tend to lean towards a more subtle finish, a gentle distress. Here are […]

Shine on!

      How about a little bit of glam in the bedroom! If you’ve ever considered trying a little gilding, but fear has stopped you, do not let it! What is gilding? The technique of applying silver, bronze or gold leaf sheets onto a surface giving it a gilded look.  After applying the size, […]

Getting down to raw wood

After painting a dresser an off white colour , I decided it would look really great if I stripped the counter top to the raw wood. Which meant removing all the original varnish, sometimes easier said than done! After trying with 100 grit sandpaper and not making much of a dent, I realised I’d have […]

Little blue corner.

I bought this little corner table at a local house clearance store to paint and sell. I loved the curved shape and the turned legs which would allow me to pick out some detail with a contrasting colour and add a little interest and personality to the piece.  I used Chalk Paint in Aubbuson Blue […]

All buttoned up….

  Think how much fun you could have with these wooden decor buttons?    perfect coasters for a simple table setting  chunky placemats  plate candle holders Why not pick up a few in the various sizes, that way you’ll be able to use them throughout your home.             let your imagination […]

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Simply suspended!

    Searching for an updated option for that classic chandelier in your dining room? I fell in love with these delightful light fittings from Feel Good Homes, imagine two or more of these floating above your table. Light, natural, yet functional. Hanging above a sideboard, casting soft shadows on the wall behind. Gorgeous!!   […]

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Dreamy schemes

What about a dreamy new look for your bedroom. A luxurious new space to cuddle up in!  Somewhere you definitely won’t want to leave. Hertex new fabric designs are exactly what you need.   I put a few schemes together to help you dream….          How about this simple combination for a soft, […]

What if you don’t?

Have you ever had a dream? Something you want to do, no actually feel the need to do, but your are so afraid. What if it won’t work out, what if I can’t, what if I’m just not good enough, what if….. I’m on that see-saw journey right now. Then a very dear friend sent […]

Decorex in Cape Town

It’s that time of year again in Cape Town, Decorex was in town. Where we gather new design ideas for interiors, touch and feel new fabrics and materials, talk to like minded people, all in one large space. I absolutely love it!! I’m going to walk you past just a few that I visited on […]

Chalk paint and a dresser

While working in Cape Town at Paint and Decor I had the opportunity to experiment with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, all her colours and colour waxes, teach a few classes and paint some furniture. I have to confess because it’s so easy to use, I’ve painted quite a few furniture pieces of my own. A […]

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