Wednesday, September 28, 2016

White Dining Room Sideboard

While I was "de-blueing", my paintbrush landed on my sideboard ... again!
Do you remember I added some blue to make it blue and white?
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

DIY Farmhouse Style Lamp

I've had this lamp in my living room for years. I have covered the shade a number of times, and now decided to give it a bit of an updated farmhouse look.

So I mixed up some brown chalk paint and gave the base 2 coats.

And added a new shade I bought from Target.

And I have a new farmhouse style lamp for a total of $10. Way less than buying something similar.

:) Julie

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Farmhouse Style Display Cabinet

When I caught the "blue bug", my display cabinet got off easy, with just the inner background receiving a coat of light blue paint. But with the bug now gone, the blue had to go too.
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Little White Drop Front Secretary

In January, I was bitten by the "blue bug". Not an actual bug, just an obsession with the colour blue. Hence, a lot of stuff got painted blue, including my entryway drop front secretary.
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

As we go into Spring here in Australia, it feels like I'm coming out of a Winter DIY hibernation. I have been crazily doing lots of stuff around the house, which I'll share with you shortly. But in the meantime, here is a little sign I whipped up a few days ago. 

It's one of those quotes you want to live your life by, and for your children to practice also. Sometimes we forget how blessed we truely are to have loving families, good health, a roof over our heads, money to pay bills and buy food to eat. I love this little reminder.

For this sign I reused an old photo frame, removing the glass and replacing the background with canvas drop cloth.  The wording was a free printable I got from Raquel Dorsey's website.  Thank you Raquel! I simply printed off the wording on a sheet of A4 white paper and stuck it to the centre of my canvas.

Happy Spring everyone!
Julie :) 
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Monday, May 30, 2016

Master Bedroom in Blue and White

You might remember in December I got a new bed ...
The room was painted in Natural White, with neutral bedding and artwork,
and sheer white curtains.

Well, we still have the bed, I've just made a few changes to the rest of the room ...

I guess the big change is the wall colour. I went from Dulux Natural White to Dulux Canadian Sky, but only on the opposite walls. I kept the middle two walls Natural White. I love the contrast in the corners of the room.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pale Blue Hall Table/Desk and Coffee Table

I haven't restyled any furniture is such a long time, so today I have 2 new pieces for you.

A matching coffee table and a hall table/desk.

Here is the hall table, just as I was starting to paint it. Hehe. I always forget the before photo. 
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Blue and White Distressed Dining Room Cabinet

My website ain't called Restyle Relove for nothing!

My dining room cabinet got yet another makeover,
this time back to a distressed white outside and a pale blue inside.

The navy was beautiful, but I wanted something lighter.
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Blue and White Vintage Sideboard

Here is my dining room sideboard at Easter. I had previously painted it all white, 
but I still hadn't got around to painting the mirror.
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Raven Mitten Paws

I'm thrilled to introduce the newest member of our family.  This is our gorgeous little Raven.

She is a Ragdoll x Domestic and has the loudest purr I have ever heard!  

She is very vocal. Even when she is enjoying a pat on your lap, she is still talking.  

She is a happy kitty who loves to play and loves company. 

We had been looking for a rescue kitten, but when I saw her at the pet shop it was love at first sight. When I held her it just felt right and she felt right. The kids were smitten straight away too. I just knew she would be perfect for our family.  

We got her 7 days ago and it has been a rocky seven days. I have had her to the vet almost every day with various concerns including a terrible tummy bug. Poor little thing. We have been very lucky that she is a little guts and has been eating and drinking well to compensate.  

The unlucky side effect was that she was a stinky little kitty, so we gave her a bath.
And it was a funny as it looks. 

On Monday we saw two different vets. We noticed within a few days that she did not react when our smoke alarm went off. Then we noticed if we clapped or clicked behind her she did not react. The vets confirmed she is hearing impaired to an unknown degree. It broke my heart. We had discussed the possibility with the kids yesterday of her having hearing issues and we all agreed even if she was deaf, we could not part with her. In such a short amount of time she had stolen all our hearts.

We've done our research and spoken to the vets and we know that she will still have a happy and loving life with us. She will be an indoor cat, as is our other cat, Sparkles.  Speaking of which, we are still in the introduction stage with them both. When we first introduced them, Sparkles was not happy at all. But she is slowly getting used to the new kitten and I'm hoping they can be great friends. 

So, our little Raven has humbled us and reminded us that you are still precious, even if you are not perfect.  She has touched our hearts and brought happiness into our lives. 

Thank you my little Raven Mitten Paws. xxx

:) Julie
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

2016 Easter Home Tour

Welcome to my 2016 Easter Home Tour. I hope you enjoy it!

Let's start on the outside ...
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Paint Dipped Easter Eggs

These appear to be paint dipped eggs, but really the dipping is done with a paint brush.

I used my light blue paint and painted a line to make the eggs look like they had been dipped slightly on the diagonal. 

Then I popped them into two glass hurricane jars.

They form part of my Easter display on my sideboard in the dining room.

I'll be sharing my full Easter Home Tour tomorrow!

:) Julie

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Shabby Art Boutique
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