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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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Friday, March 11, 2016

Kitchen Restyle including Light Blue Kitchen Cabinets



This was another project that took a few attempts to achieve a look I was happy with.

Here is how my kitchen looked after it's last restyle 2 years ago ...


Before I had all white cabinets. It lacked any colour and I wanted to bring some of my new favourite colour in.
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Little Boy's Room in Blue and Green


If you do one, you have to do the other. While completing Holly's bedroom, I was also working on Lochie's bedroom. I really wanted them to both have neutral bedrooms this time round, rather than themed rooms. 

I started with new bedding from Kmart.
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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lounge and Dining Room Tour Autumn 2016


Before I start my Easter decorating I wanted to share a quick tour of my Lounge and Dining Rooms.

Here is how my lounge room looked at Christmas ...

And now ...





At Christmas ...

And now ...






And this is how my dining room looked at Christmas ...

And now ...



  
I love the touches of colour in my home now.
 I find the blue so calming. 
I'm learning I can still have a farmhouse style home, 
with some colour.

:) Julie
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