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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

My handmade acrylic wall shelf boxes

My DIY acrylic fabric shelf

Earlier this week I showed you my inspiration shelf, well since then I have been busy making a bunch of them as great storage for my craft room and more...

I found a great sheet acrylic supplier Sheet Plastics, who can cut your pieces to size and if clear acrylic is not your thing, they also have a host of other colours including a great selection of neons. I attached the acrylic shelf to the wall using the Command™ Picture & Mirror Hanging Strips, which as well as leaving no marks on the wall also enable me to take the shelf on and off the wall as much as I like due to the velcro like technology.

Here's how I did it:

Acrylic box

You will need:
  • Tensol 12 50ML ( Tensol 12 is a single component cement which hardens due to solvent evaporation to produce a clear bond in cast/Xt acrylic acrylic Sheet.The product is quickly and easily used direct from the bottle.)
  • 3 sheets of 5mm thick acrylic cut to 260mm x 50mm
  • 2 sheets of 5mm thick acrylic cut to 55mm x 50mm
Acrylic box Steps 1-4


  • Start by carefully peeling off the protective film
  • Add a very thin line of tensol along the top of one of the long edges of the side pieces


Acrylic box Steps 5-8
  • Carefully place in position and hold for a few seconds, leave to dry
  • Repeat with the other side piece
  • Turn box so it sitting on its end.
  • Add a very thin line of tensol along the top edges
  • Carefully place end piece in position and hold for a few seconds, leave to dry
  • Repeat with other end piece

My DIY acrylic paint shelf

My DIY acrylic wall shelf for paint

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Monday, 25 February 2013

No 30 - Inspiration Shelf

Inspiration shelf

My Easter Inspiration

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No 28 - Paper Punches

Paper punches

Paper punches from Tonic Studios

Paper punches under my trolley

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Alice M. Wingerden's Pretty Easter

Alice M. Wingerden's Pretty Easter


This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you these pretty Easter photos from Alice M. Wingerden. To see more of Alice's pretty work check out her blog Thoughts from Alice that is full of her wonderful photographs!

Some beautiful shots from my Flickr favourites:

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Monday, 18 February 2013

No 24 - Left over Paint

Paint

Paint pots

Mini bird house on Molly's playhouse

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Friday, 15 February 2013

Dreaming of Spring

Dreaming of Spring

When I discovered the fabulous Dutch website 101 Woonindeen, that is full of great craft tutorials, I spent the next few hours pinning loads of gorgeous ideas to my Pinterest boards! But my absolute favourite was the gorgeous convenient side table with rotating blades that you can make in 8 steps! I just adore the colour palette of peach, coral and chartreuse with hints of lilac and grey. So fresh and new for Spring...

So perfect for a new craft project I am working on, and Superlovely has some great washi tape that would be an ideal fit !

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Monday, 11 February 2013

No 23 - Pens & Pencils

Pens & Pencils

Wall storage for pens & pencils

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No 22 - Sewing

Sewing

Sewing box

Needle tin

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No 21 - Magazines

Magazines

Magazine storage

My craft room Jan 2013

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No 20 - Pantone Cards

Pantone Cards

Pantone post cards

Wooden butterfly

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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Bazaar Style: Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds by Selina Lake

Bazaar Style: Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds by Selina Lake

This week I'm reviewing Bazaar Style: Decoratiing with Market and Vintage Finds by Selina Lake, from illustrated lifestyle publishers Ryland Peters & Small and CICO Books. Selina Lake is a freelance interior & lifestyle stylist based in London, and has featured in many magazines and catalogues. Selina is also the author of 'Romantic Style' and best selling 'Homespun Style', both shot with photographer, Debi Treloar. I chose to review this her first book as it has recently been re published in a Paperback version and I love Selina's style!

Bazaar Style: Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds is a about mixing vintage and retro home accessories and furniture, re-purposing objects, textiles and furniture to create a fantastic home that is full of colour, texture and charm.

The book is split into two main broad chapters, starting with how to combine the "Elements" of the style to put the look together. In this chapter Selina covers furniture and storage, textiles, colour and pattern, lighting, wall art and collectables and display. In furniture and storage we learn that Bazaar style is about finding furniture that has seen a bit of life and has the personality to prove it. In textiles we learn the trick is to team a variety of textiles together to create a visual and sensual mix and how to use colour and pattern beautifully.

The second chapter "Rooms"shows how the achievable style works brilliantly in Cooking and Eating Spaces, Living Spaces, Bathing Spaces, Sleeping Spaces and Outdoor Living. This chapter is full of insightful ways to build rooms so they are fit for purpose in the mew modern way we live our lives. Take the kitchen for example that used to be purely for cooking and the dining area only for eating but nowadays busy families and confident cooks prefer to gather in one place to eat, chat, work and relax. It is about simple taking the things you love and creating a home that is truly yours.

Bazaar Style: Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds by Selina Lake is a lovely paperback book full of bright and beautiful, unique, inspiring decorating ideas. At a recommended price of £14.99, I think this paperback book is a great buy as the textures, patterns and style of each room is just so inspirational and is full of little details and useful tips !

Some of my favourite shots:

Bazaar Style by Selina Lake


Bazaar Style by Selina Lake


Bazaar Style by Selina Lake


Bazaar Style by Selina Lake


Please note that my opinions are my own and I am not paid for these reviews (apart from receiving a free book, of course!).

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Gronbergs Interior - Gothenburg, Sweden

Gronbergs Interior

Decadent Gronbergs Interior

Feather birds @Gronbergs Interior

Pretty candles @Gronbergs Interior

Another one of my favourite shops in Gothenburg was Gronbergs Interior. A store built on a French-Danish style, with a hint of vintage. They visit Paris a few times a year, where they shop at fairs and flea markets. They also travel around Europe and buy a hand picked selection of treasures with the right feel and mood to create an inspiring and beautiful atmosphere. I loved all the glamorous details and boudoir inspired pieces in this beautiful treasure trove...

Table full of pretties at Gronbergs Interior

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Monday, 4 February 2013

No 19 - Paper

Paper

Pretty paper storage boxes

Paper storage box

Stacked paper storage boxes

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No 18 - Glitter

Glitter

Large Glitter pots

Martha Stewart Glitter

Organized glitter

* Don't forget if you want to purchases any of the items I use, just click the blue links and it will take you to the website and page where I bought them.

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No 17- Ribbon Spools

ribbon spools-01

Peach ribbons

Bird ribbon

Broderie ribbon

Pink pom-pom

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