Sunday, 19 June 2016

Marble Topped Side Table Project

All of the side tables and coffee tables I love are from stores I can't afford and I've put off getting something I don't love until I can afford it. Time is passing though and that sad little wooden TV table has been acting as our side table and not fitting in with the lounge at all. 

I decided to paint the bottom of it white in a mid sheen satin paint and cover the top in DC Fix Sticky Vinyl. Again it's not a forever item but the entire project came too £13 (£8 table from the range, £5 vinyl from B&Q, paint spare from skirting boards). I'm so happy with it it's a great stand in for when I can finally finish my lounge with the perfect coffee table. 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Dressing Room/ Spare Bedroom Mood Board

I've always had a little thing about coral. When I was 13 a good friend bought me a coral vest top from Topshop and I lived in it. Sometimes I used to wear it with a matching coral rara skirt haha quite the style statement. Anyways what I'm getting at is it's always a colour that's had a place in my heart. 

Now at the age of 26 I've been told I can decorate the third bedroom which is also my dressing room however I want. I quote 'you go wild Georgina I really don't mind what you do in there.' Que a room full of bright corals, golds and glitter. There might even by a flamingo or two thrown in for good measure. I haven't quite pinned down if I want a more tropical or Moroccan vibe yet but below is my current mood board on the wall. I'm building in a single bed too and I just want it to be the most fun place for people to stay. Imagine waking up in the morning to a wall of flamingo's or elephants - you couldn't not have a good day after that. 

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Hallway Lampshades

We painted our hallway a couple of months ago and couldn't find lampshades that went but didn't cost £100. We toyed around with the idea of getting a kind of nautical vibe in the lighting in the hall but nothing quite worked. Luckily we stumbled across these little bargains from Dunelm Mill for only £6.99 and that match perfectly. They are literally the same colours and tones as our entire hallway so happy with them. 

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

When Life Gives You Eagles - Paint Them Blue

A guy at Steve's work was going to take these stone eagles to the tip and Steve thought they would look great in our garden. I actually love them but I didn't just want two big stone eagles in the garden I thought they needed to be a little more fun than that. So I painted them blue. I painted the bodies in Summer Sky garden paint by Ronseal and then the bases in the same colour as our wall Oakwood masonry paint by Colours at B&Q. They may look a little odd but they've been there for a few weeks now and they haven't not made every single person who's come round smile. What happy little eagles they are. 

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Sofa of Dreams

Whilst we were waiting on a completion date for the house we spent ALOT of our Saturdays around all the sofa shops. It was so much harder than I thought it would be I found most sofa's so dated and really clumpy. Finally we found the French Connection range in DFS and fell in love with the Quartz range. We ordered the corner sofa in anthracite with the footstool in teal. I'm just looking for some teal cushions now to finish it off. I'm so happy with it. I am in love with a sofa. 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The Lounge Picture Shelf

I've had this shelf up for about 3 months and have spent more hour on not on the high street trying to find prints I like than I care to remember. We toyed around with having a quote up but nothing really worked for the lounge and the more we looked at ones we liked they became a little bit cringey the more we read them. In the end I looked up some geometric patterns on google and just edited in a blue that matches my footstool so they matched and printed them out myself. They're definitely not the final pieces I want in those frames but I think they work pretty nicely for now. It's nice to not have empty frames on the shelf that's for sure. I made the mirror myself using an off cut of bronze mirror and cut up mosaic tiles from B&Q superglued on. I'm so glad we chose a picture shelf and didn't hang them directly on the wall as I love that I can change them up whenever I get bored or add some smaller prints when I find some I love.