22 September 2017

Halloween 'Goodie' Jars - upcycled of course! ❥

I'm sure you must have some jars or glass containers hiding away in the back of the cupboard.


Just like the ones that were upcycled into these fab 'Goodie' jars for halloween.

These jars were part of my endless AQUA collection,
and they were destined for the goodwill store.
But then I came up with this cool idea to 'Halloween' them to use on my 'Halloween' sideboard vignette.

All I did was spray the glass jars with bright orange paint.
I let the paint drip down in places for effect.

And then I let them dry for a week...
Don't they look pretty?

 The next step was to make a label.
I used dollar store gift tag labels.

 Then painted them black on both sides.

 I'm not the best calligrapher so wanted an easy option for writing.
That was stick on letters in gold.

 I chose the words 'Boo' and 'Treat'...

Here are the jars all finished and ready to fill with treats.
Call back soon for the next creation I'll be making for the "Halloween' display.


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#spraypaint #upcycling #orange #jars #makeover #diy #Halloween





15 September 2017

The Chalk Paint and Chair Binge...

This posts title says it all really...
I have been bingeing on chalk paint.
Nothing is safe.
I see many items of furniture in my abode that could have a makeover...
So this week has been all about chalk paint and chairs.
These old oak chairs (there are three!) have had their time on the covered porch.
Now it is time to upcycle them..
and rejuvenate them...
Ready for new purposes.

So Chair number one was painted in Annie sloane chalk paint - Paris Grey.

It was left two days to dry.

 Then waxed with soft wax.

The seat was re-padded and give a new cover of blue grey and white toned stripes.

 I ran the fabric stripe horizontally to give more impact against the chair back risers that go vertically.

 I'm thinking this looks pretty darn cute!

 Gracie does too!

Chair number one = my new office desk chair.

 Chair number two and three were first painted in Annie Sloane - Pure White chalk paint.
Then a second coat applied of Paris Grey.
The white undercoat pops through the grey in various places.

The seat was recovered in a grey and black butterfly light upholstery fabric.

These two chairs will be for a breakfast table.
I can't show the table yet...
as I am still hunting for the right one to upcycle.
There is so much joy in making old fab again!


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#chalkpaint #upcycling #chair #makeover #diy 









10 September 2017

The Earth Laughs... ❥


Sharing a new quote with y'all today...
 ❥
The flower in this photograph is a Geranium.
It is called 'Hot Pink Cranesbill'.
I love this flower as each year it seeds and renews...
all by it's little sweet self!
So it is a wonderful burst of colour in the Spring and Summer garden beds.

Copy and save to your computer to use as a screensaver if you like.  :)

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❥ Snickerdoodle Sunday. 


#nzbloggers #flower #garden #pink  #raindrops #quotes







7 September 2017

Caramel Oaties....

Caramel Oaties are as delicious as the name suggests...
caramel, chewy, oaty treat...
with another treat inside!

And that treat is a gooey caramel chocolate chunk.

They are so very good...oaty healthy
with a hint of chocolate naughty!

How can you resist one or two of the oaty cookies with your hot chocolate?
These are a definite 'Make Again And Again' family favourite!

Recipe link HERE.


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❥ Snickerdoodle Sunday. 


#nzbloggers #homemade #baking #oatmeal #cookies




4 September 2017

Loving 'The Feather Blues'...


This scarf design inspired by my feather artwork,
 is featured in the main shop at Vida, and is available now.
It's become a favourite in my scarf collection as its super soft,
 and a perfect accessory for the Spring or Autumn seasonal change...



#designer #newzealandartist  #traceyleecassin #artisticapparel #shopvida  #feathers #blue #square #scarf #accessories #fashion #womenswear