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Crafty Tuesday

My fingers have been itching for a good crafting session recently so today I put together a few DIY ideas I would like to try. How cute are those Chalkboard Cats and the Cat Photo Wall Clock?! And the Washi Tape Wall is so simple but creates such a lovely effect. Any DIYs you’ve been meaning to try? Think I’m going to have to make one of these weekday nights a crafts night!

  1. Chalkboard Cats and Speech Bubbles
  2. Accordion Paper Folding Candle Holders
  3. Faux Leather Pouches
  4. Washi Wall
  5. Envelope Pillow Case in 5 Minutes
  6. Photo Wall Clock

Saturday and Polka Dots

Lately this thing called life has been taking up every moment and I have rarely had the opportunity to just sit down and blog. So sorry about things being a bit quiet around here. I am still around and pretty active on the social networks like Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. So give me a shout on there if you want.

Today I had a bit of a Crafting Saturday. I had seen this on Pinterest earlier this week and it got me thinking. I’ve had these plain white mugs for over a year now and I’ve been wondering how I can make them cuter. Well obviously – Polka Dots! It took me a while to get the dots right with regards to spacing, but luckily the sharpie was forgiving in that I could just wipe it off if I wasn’t happy. The rest of the process was just to put the mugs in the oven for 30 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Easy peasy!

I’m quite happy with the end product!

{photos taken with my iPhone}

Ombre Dresser Makeover

As I’ve mentioned on here before, I’m moving into a new flat! I previously lived in a studio apartment and the new place is much bigger. I’m really happy about having more space but it has left me with a bit of a challenge – I only have so many pieces of furniture and a almost non-existent budget (I have yet to start my new job!). So naturally I had to get creative with old furniture from my parents’ house (with permission). I got an old dresser free and decided to give it a DIY ombre makeover. I was inspired by this photo that I pinned ages ago:

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I’m so happy with how it turned out, despite the people at the hardware store thinking I’m nuts… Painting each drawer a different colour?! Who in their right mind does that?

dresserbefore

Don’t let people burst your ombre bubble! I mixed my own paint using only turquoise and white to get the gradient effect and I used a paint card for reference.dresserafterBonus: the dresser now carries Lula’s stamp of approval!

{photos by me}