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


Shared at:
Shabby Art Boutique
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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Duck Egg Blue Filigree Egg


I just wanted to share a very quick makeover of my white filigree Easter egg ...

Which I painted duck egg blue.

Then tied with jute twine.

It is currently on display with all my other Easter goodies in the lounge room.

:) Julie
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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Painted Blue and White Flower Easter Eggs



I had a lot of white styrofoam eggs tucked away from last year that were just waiting for me to
add a bit colour to them.

I had a cute little wire egg holder I bought last year, so I gather enough eggs to fill it.


Keeping with my current theme, I got out my light blue paint,


and some tooth picks.

I came up with this great idea to use a cushion insert to poke my toothpicks into while the eggs dried.
But first I put down a piece of paper, just in case some paint got on the inserts. This worked so well.

Next I got out my white paint and a pencil that the kids were using that hadn't been sharpened yet. Which was good for me cause I wanted a flat circular end.
I dipped the end of pencil in the paint, then put three little dots together on my egg to form flowers.

I used the same "cushion insert paper toothpick drying technique".

And when they were dry, I popped them into the egg holder.


Perfecto!

:) Julie
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Friday, March 18, 2016

Easter Bunny Restyled



I bought this cute ceramic Easter bunny a few years ago from Bed Bath n Table.
It was a browny grey colour.

This year I painted my bunny white with a pale blue lantern.

Before ...

And after ...

I love this refresh. I only used one coat of white paint so you could still see some of the shading and details of the bunny's fur.

And it's a perfect addition to my dining room Easter buffet.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Little Blue Egg Easter Wreath


Easter has snuck up so quickly I thought I better share a few of my Easter decorating projects with you all before it's too late!

I made this feather Easter egg wreath last year.

This year I gave it a little tweak by painting the little speckled eggs blue.

I tried to make sure some of the speckles still show through.

Love the result. The blue is so pretty!

Lots more Easter yumminess coming soon!
Including an Easter Home Tour!

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