Sunday, 27 March 2016

updating a charity shop find

updating charity/thrift shop finds

It's been a bit quiet around this here blog lately amigos, but rest assured that work continues in the background. I've got a lot of projects that are this close to being ready to go, but I'm not one of those bloggers who has the patience for posting updates all the time. I'm more of a wait till it's all done and pretty, then post kind of bloggers. I hope I'm not losing you along the way!

The playroom is all but completed and I can't wait to show it to you. It turned out really well if I do say so myself...even if it is completely different to what I originally planned!

So, on to todays little post. I was on a very enjoyable (child free!) trawl through the local charity shops recently when I saw these guys for fifty cent each. I presume they're intended fir Turkish tea or something similar, but I thought they would make gorgeous espresso cups.

My coffee consumption has progressed to the point where I'm knocking back double espressos like they're water. Send help.

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Love, LOVE my new camera ;D

The holders were pretty battered and tarnished but the glass part pops right out so I knew it would be easy to spruce them up.

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A good scrub, a quick coat of my favourite gold spray paint and a further coat of spray top coat and they were done!

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The holders aren't dishwasher safe obviously but they can be hand washed if needs be.

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They make a nice little addition to my collection of "completely unnecessary but very pretty" dining utensils.

updating charity/thrift shop finds

updating charity/thrift shop finds

What do you think? Have you found anything great in a charity shop lately?

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Saturday, 26 March 2016

my first dslr!!!

Yep, this little beauty is now mine, all mine!!!!! 

Cue gollum style stroking and hissing.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

craft tutorial - 3D balloons

How is everyone?! I've been working away on the playroom, which is nearing completion, but it's not blog-able yet! However, I do have a cute little craft you might like to try for your kids room/ room? No judgement!

Sunday, 6 March 2016

the kids are alright

sharpie mug world's okayest mom

Happy "you made a human out of food" day! I'm not usually one for marking these weird "force people to buy an awkward present" kind of occasions, but seeing as being a mother is pretty much my sole occupation at the moment this one got me thinking, about how maybe it shouldn't be just about other people acknowledging what you do for your kids, but about you acknowledging it too.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

plans for a girly glam guestroom/office

                             girly glam neon guestroom office
I have a fun little bit of inspiration to share today! 

You may remember that I shared a photo of my neglected guest room in a recent post I wrote about things I wish I knew before I started decorating my house? Well, sharing that photo brought that room right back onto my radar! I'm about to share that hideous photo again, if you're squeamish you might want to quickly scroll past. I'm truly sorry, my (very) basic photography skills are just not up to the challenge this room poses!