Month: September 2014

Aroha Mini-Canvas

Over the years I’ve painted my fair share of crafty style art. Really simple colours with a selection of odds and ends that you glue on and personalise to suit a room or a person (if it’s a gift). Right now I’m loving all the details put into tiny versions. This way you can put 3-5 of them together (odd numbers work best), or with a mix of other artworks. Or simply fit them on a book shelf or dresser instead of the wall. Lots of options with this Aroha Mini Canvas which is only 20cm x 20cm. You can fit a lot of love into a tiny space. Also check out this other one I personalised for a very special day…..my wedding!

Upcycled Coffee Tables

I found some old plywood tables at my local op shop. Very wonky and worn to start out, yet with so much potential. I filled in the holes and divets with some plaster filler, a good sand and a fresh coat of paint was all they needed. I used bright orange water based enamel as a full base cover. Gave the tables a hard sand to give them a distressed coastal beach look. Then on the top used a small roller to apply soft blue water based enamel with cornflour blue and topaz green chevron accents. Im really happy with the overall retro look. Hope to sell these at the local market next month along with some more I’ll be adding to the collection.

Terrarium Art

What is a terrarium you say? Well, I was asking myself the same thing a little while back….until I did some research on how to utilise and repurpose a huge pile of old jars I have lying around at home. I found some amazing terrarium creations on Pinterest that were so simple, elegant and unique that I had to try it for myself. All made out of a glass bowl/vase/jar, some soil and some beautiful low maintenance hard wearing plants, it really was so easy. I have never been much of a green thumb. But since moving to a small town and now living on about an acre of lush gardens, I have had to embrace it. This is a good start for me because its not just using plants and having living breathing green in our home…..it is Art. Really Beautiful Art. And you can really play around and be creative with each one – colour, arrangement, shape…the list goes on. The perfect thing about these terrariums is not only do they look amazing, …