Simple Style Finds

This blog is about what inspires me and hopefully will inspire you too


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Autumn splendour

I love autumn in Canberra, the leaves turn amazing colours, the colours deepening as autumn progresses, then they slowly fall to the ground. Like a soft carpet of leaves which Mickey loves to frolic through.
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To paint or not to paint!

Buy some dollar store china and glassware and transform them into works of art. There are lots of different ways to paint on china or glass – freehand, stencil, silkscreen, paint pens, or however you want! The best way to apply the paint with stencils is to use a pouncer. Pouncers are made of foam and are used to apply paint in an up and down dabbing motion. Also by using a pouncer less paint gets under the stencil than when a paintbrush is used. Once you have finished your creation its simply a matter of slow baking in the oven until set. Check out these awesome examples below. I love the tea time mug.

crow painted vases fall halloween


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As if from nowhere…by Orla Reynolds

I love this space saving idea from designer Orla Reynolds. The table and chairs with their vivid colours are made out of steel and can be easily removed when needed. The chairs become comfy by adding cushions held in place by magnets. This would be the perfect solution for those of you living in small spaces, or for when unexpected guests drop by and you need extra seating.

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Reynolds a former ballerina says this:

“The movement from bookcase to dining is like a scene change. It transforms the space like props on a stage. The dancers can be seen in the chairs and tables. These are made of such strong material that there is an expectation that they are heavy. But they are lightweight. They are streamlined creating an elegant silhouette”

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