Plaster Stencils

Well it wont be long now till I start my furniture business...
I have so many ideas and one of them is plaster stencils.
I haven't got any pieces of furniture to work on right now..
Im testing on my kitchen cupboard ..
I love it...but not on the cupboard !


Crochet Chair Cover.

I love my wee armchair..
But I must admit I am a sloppy git!
Spilling coffee and whatever I eat all over it..
The covers end up completely washed out..
So I make arm covers and seat covers to prolong the life of the covers.

I found this gorgeous turquoise tweed fabric in the charity shop..
I traced the shape of the arms onto paper then cut out the fabric.
They were super easy to make.
The cushion I made years ago with all my leftover florals...
It really has stood the test of time!


Plant Pot Decor

Poverty is the mother of invention they say.
Oh I do agree.
These gorgeous little things would never have been created if..


Heres how I made them
I printed some patterned paper.
 I rolled the bucket like I would a lampshade,
marking a line from start to finish.
Glued the paper on and varnished it.
Tip: spray varnish is better as the brush smears the ink.




Macrame Plant Hangers

Macramé they are not...It all started off well...
But like all my creations I end up doing my own thing
because I haven't got the patience.
More cellotape, ribbons and thread plant hangers rather than knots!
I made them both with washing line rope.
I covered the second one in scrap ribbon to make it a bit more cheerful.
Ive still to make a 3rd shorter one and I think im going to use cotton T-shirts.



Wild Flowers Colour Pop

Walking the dog at my local Park this afternoon, 
I noticed all the beautiful wild flowers in full bloom.
 I never realised how much pink and turquoise complimented each other.


When I put the flowers next to the mirror there was just a sudden colour pop!


Living Room



Handmade Lampshades

More like Frankenstein's creations!
Sometimes things just don't work out.
Tip: Buy the self adhesive PVC for lampshades my way doesn't work!
Also the wee tool that tucks the fabric into the ring.
I found an 8" Drum shade in the charity shop.
I stripped it down and was left with 2 separate rings.
I had 3 attempts at this using different mediums.
canvas, paper, and last was the vinyl coated cotton.
Vinyl Coated Cotton, easy clean lampshade
Third Attempt
I made this one in the coated vinyl and it was far too thick.
When I turned the lip over the ring it was so thick and wrinkly I ended up having to hand stitch around the ring.
You know what though I actually like the rustic look of this and its a keeper lol!
2nd Attempt
This was made with waterproof paper glued onto a heavy weight interface and although it wasn't to thick the glue made the pattern bleed.
It ended up really black around the top and bottom ring.
I had to hand stitch the top and bottom on this as well because I didn't have the tool to turn the paper under the ring.

The first one you don't get a picture of because that was just a complete disaster !

Wall panels made with washing rope.

I was hunting around the house and garden
for some spare wood to make some small panels on my fake wall
that I built in the hallway.
I came across a few rolls of washing line rope in the shed that
 I had bought earlier in the year for some rope rugs.
It worked a treat.
Finished result
I measured and marked where I wanted the panels to sit.
I then ran no nails glue on the panel lines and stuck the rope to it.
I painted the rope in chalk paint and filled any gaps with decorators caulk.
I t was much easier than doing it in wood and cost me nothing because I already had the rope lying around.
When I do the moulds for inside the panels I buy one that I like from ebay and I make a mother mould with latex and plaster so I can have however many I want.

Featured In The Home Style Magazine

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