Join me on my quest to RESTYLE, REPURPOSE and RECYCLE preloved furniture and home decor into treasures to be RELOVED. Along the way I'll show you how to REDECORATE your home using Vintage, French Provincial, Shabby Chic and Cottage styling. (Formerly Knot All That I

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Christmas Planning

Every year I like to have a differently decorated Christmas tree. So I do lots of looking around on the net for colours and themes that take my fancy a few months before. This year, I am drawn to an aqua and gold colour scheme.  Here are some of the pictures that have inspired me.

What colour will you be having this year?

:) Julie

Natural White Entryway Spring Tour

Here are a few pics of our entryway, also recently painted in Dulux Natural White. 

:) Julie

Dining Room Spring Tour

I just thought I'd post a few pics of our dining room with the new wall colour of Dulux Natural White. I'm really loving the colour. It is so calming and cosy. 

:) Julie

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A New Bed and DIY Bed Canopy for my Frozen Princess

I decided to spoil my daughter with a new bed.  I had bought her a metal one not long ago, but it just didn't really suit her room and so I knew this was the perfect excuse to get her a really nice one. :)

For two days I search all the bed stores and finally found this one at The Early Settler for $200 off.

It doesn't arrive till next week but I just had to share. Isn't it beautiful!

When I took my daughter to see it after school she wanted to know if the display canopy came with it. It wasn't for sale so I said that I would make her one.  

This is the gorgeous pink and white canopy I said I would make for her.  I love a DIY challenge. :)

And here is mine. It was super easy and only took about half an hour.

I purchased a pair of rod pocket white organza curtains from Target for $15. And 2.5 metres of hot pink organza fabric from Lincraft for $24.  For the top I purchased a small hoola hoop in the cheap store for $4, took off the tape that covered it, pulled it apart, poured out the beans, cut off a bit to make it a bit smaller (approx 60cms wide). Then I threaded the rod pocket white curtains on the hoop and clipped it back together. Too easy.

I cut my pink organza in half long ways and draped it over each side of the hoop. I attached white ribbon I purchased for $2 to the hoop to hang it from the ceiling, then secured the pink organza with a hair tie around the hanging ribbons so they were concealed and let the organza drape down over the top of the hair tie.

I used some more of the white ribbon to tie the curtains on each side in bunches similar to little rosettes to hold them open. Same as the one we saw in the shop.

I might add some bunched white organza to the top like the one in the shop, but for now she is very happy with it how it is.  And it only cost $45.

We just have to wait for the bed now. :)

P.S. The Frozen bedding was a birthday gift and I have hung the scene setters from her party on her bedroom wall. 

:) Julie