Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lordy, Lordy!

I am a busy little bee!
I have not even taken the photos that I have intended to post this past week.....lots of things on the go!
This weekend I turn 30 (!!!) and have a large family meal happening, and then on Sunday we are hosting my sister's engagement party - at our house! Aahhh! What was I thinking??!! Equal thoughts of excitement and panic trying to get the place looking respectable right now. Not helped my the rainy weather.

OK bloggers, I will be back with some pics of the little projects I have been up to, but right now, I am off to freshen-up the spare room linens and work out where to hide two clothes airers.....


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Busy as a bee

Got some projects on the go.

Pics to come in next day or so!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Care to curl up here?

I utterly adore this nook from Reese Witherspoon's home.
It is red and green (but certainly not Christmas-y), rustic and contemporary, grounded....I could on and on!
I could snuggle up there for a afternoon of book reading, or perhaps put my girls down for a nap while I wrote some letters at that scrubby table. Gorgeous.
Spotted over here (with more yummy rooms from the home) and sourced here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Beautiful Life Friday

It is cold, wet and VERY windy here at the moment, so we have spent a lot of time inside. Not so flash for a 4 and 2 yo, their Dad on night shift, the ran-out-of-ideas-two-days-ago mummy or the poor harassed dog.

Solution - get out some craft paint and let htme get into it!

Miss Sunshine did start out with a paint brush, but finger painting is much more appealing!

So, a mid-day bath and a lot of table scrubbing later, we are all a lot more satisfied.

And this picture makes me smile a whole lot :)

Hope you also had a beautiful day today.

xx Romana

Blogged for The Inspired Room - Beautiful Life

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

Latest op-shop buy:


daggy cane magazine rack.

Quick DIY:

-spray paint


+ colourful ribbon


= “Rainbow Book Holder” for Miss Chooken.

She requested rainbow paint for her bedroom, but I was not feeling that, so a rainbow book holder it is!


To prep it, I just gave it a quick clean to get rid of dust build-up. The spray paint adhered very well even over the roughed-up bits of worn cane. This project cost around $10 in total (magazine rack+paint+ribbon) and could be much cheaper if you already had spray paint and ribbon in your stash. Another idea is to weave through skinny strips of material left over from quilt or other craft projects.

Lots of fun, Miss Chooken loved helping make her own book holder, so definitely a project you can do with a pre-schooler.

Have fun!

xx Romana