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Re-Love – part 1

Thursday, February 14th, 2013


So I am taking part in the Feast Watson Re-Love project & what a fitting day for such a campaign to be launched (you know, being Valentines day et all!)

The idea is to share my journey of taking a piece of furniture that has seen better days & give it a make over – or some re-love!

Always up for a challenge & this is my kinda fun, so why not! Also it is for a good cause: At the end of the campaign in May the piece (as well as the pieces of the other 8 designers & bloggers taking part) will be auctioned off with all the proceeds going to the Salvos Stores.

Step 1: I turned to Ebay  - the place where so much furniture can be found that is begging for a bit of re-love, & bought a small bedroom stool. Due to a tight deadline (ok, I may have left finding something to the very last second -but Ive been busy ok!) I didnt have time (or patience!) to go through the whole bidding thang, so offered too much $ upfront = I win!  (only $50!)

So this is the BEFORE picture!

The plan:

Some seriously re-loving is needed on this baby, so its what its gonna get! Some reupholstering obviously, but also re-staining using the Feast Watson products – naturally! I may even call in some favours from suppliers to see if they can assist in the transformation. (please, please peoples?!) I havent come up with the solid plan of what it will become yet, but I will & ahead of deadline! (this is note to self!!)

My first favour will be asking who can lend me an electric hand sander?!  Thats my least favorite part of this process….maybe I can use my charms to have some assistance in this part too?!!

You can check out more of the other designers & bloggers re-love projects & progress on Pintrest here & the website here

Wish me luck & watch this space as I will be blogging about my re-love progress!




Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Wowsers, its 2013!  Happy new year peoples!

I had a pretty quiet NYE, I’d celebrated my birthday the day before in a very liquidy way, & as I turned 37 – not 18, I dont bounce back quite like I used to! So my NYE was spent on my sofa flicking between Graham Norton, The Rocky Horror show & a Rolling Stones doco on the TV. Truth be told – was quite happy!

2012 was a great big year for me both personally & professionally. It was the year  that I got my first magazine cover, worked on an international project , travelled to Vietnam, worked on some really exciting & challenging projects & hilariously was invited to do a screen test as a design expert for a TV show (psst I was terrible! – a robot! Bloody hilarious experience though!) met some amazing & inspiring people, took a pottery course & made my own set of dinner plates, took a basket weaving course and topping it off in December I moved to a new house & office. A big year!

Ive enjoyed a few days over this break just doing a bit of nothing. Ive slept, taken long walks, Ive sorted out the new house – decorated it, got bored with how that looked so re arranged & redecorated again! But now I ‘m nearly ready to get stuck into it all again!

Right out of the gate I have some great projects to get stuck into, as well as some to finish off . Im excited & raring to go!

By the way, Im often posting pictures of project happenings over on my facebook page – so if you wanna, go like it – to keep in the loop! go here

like this – a snippet of a very colourful project nearing completion!


And thats that! See you back here soon!