Archive for May, 2012

Because I am on a budget

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Now is a time for honesty people. IS THIS CRAZY TO ATTEMPT THIS IKEA HACK?

I am on a super duper budget, yet I want nice things!

Also, in other ikea news.

We own this set up already

(pic from our apartment)

We have moved the taller cabinets away and are left with the 3 smaller ones.

We are going to buy one more smaller one, so we have this configuration

To jazz up these and make them look super EXXXYYYY

I was thinking of getting a length of marble cut for the top.

it is 0.96 square metres. So I don’t think it will be tooo crazy & considering the cheapness of the cabinets to begin with!

Result will hope to be like this

This photo was snapped from the current issue of Belle magazine, while I was with trolley and mobile phone in the aisle at Coles.

That is how I roll. I read it COVER TO COVER!!!!!! (I am on a budget!)

Before that I read some cook books to get inspiration for dinner.

People stare.

Abc colours

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

In my studio today (the 2nd bedroom) working on a watercolour for a gender neutral nursery.

I have finished it now (but the light was bad and the pic is crap) And I will most likely make prints of it to sell in my etsy store.

Need to buy an ikea ribba frame, (take pics) wrap it up nicely and gift it!

Postcards From Paris

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Beautiful Juliette balcony!

Digging this image sooo bad!! 2nd bathroom has this allllll overrr it!

I am still lusting over an antique chest like this.

These subway tiles!!! THESE subway tiles!

These lead-light windows! I want these in my kitchen reno!

Have you seen a more gorgeous vanity??

This duo of crystal decanters are VERY SIMILAR to the ones I saw in Bowral at an antique shop, except there was 3 and they had name-plate necklaces and a $950 price tag… GAHHH I still think about them. I would love it.

Display cabinet crazy (for all my white ceramics, silver & crystal objects)

Told you I was crazy!

Hand painting magnificence! This chest is GOD!

This is the dream. A round-a-bout driveway!


Postcards from Paris

Oil Painting

Friday, May 25th, 2012

On the weekend I went to my happy place.

The art store.

Got some great advice and I am ready to embark on my first oil painting, welllll just need to get my hands on an overhead projector first.

This is for an artwork to go in our bedroom.

I have the concept all mapped out, just need to paint it!!!


Thursday, May 24th, 2012


Whilst in Balmain, I did what any normal warm blooded creature would do. Picked up some Zumbo. I wanted to get home and take a nice pic with the DSLR but alas the sun had gone down by then. This will have to suffice. Dessert!

Baling bling

Thursday, May 24th, 2012


It has been toooo long between cleans and a rhodium plating. Last time was right before the wedding. Eek! Had a big day yesterday, had post op appointment then went to a tile shop across the bridge in Artarmon, the jewellers in Leichhardt, lunch in Balmain, browsed shops in Balmain and Rozelle, another tile shop and then back to jewellers to pick up rings. Ahhhh I also drove my car for the first time in like a month!!!

Look what came in the mail for me today!!!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012


Always a good mail day when you get a magazine. (Note to self. Need more subscriptions)

I love a good ikea hack

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

. . . which reminds me, I am yet to document my own ikea hack. Partly because I haven’t got the items I would like to style it. Hmmm

Anyways, onwards and upwards. Check out this beauty!

Tutorial Here

Not just “white”

Monday, May 21st, 2012

I would love these for my virtual collection of ceramics that I am currently curating.


Personalised Wedding Card

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

I just finished creating this custom personalised wedding card for my favourite client!


This is for her sisters wedding THIS SATURDAY!

This little package will be in the post first thing tomorrow morning EXPRESS!

Custom envelope in burgundy lined with cotton lace.

What do you think?

Should I make this a product in my etsy shop?

(P.S that cymbidium orchid is going strong. 9 days old and still kicking)