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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Singapore!

Hello everybody,

So I thought I'd post a few pictures from my trip to Singapore. A bit over a week ago, I went on a school trip to Singapore. This was the best school trip ever. Sadly, we only stayed for five days but it was really amazing. I went to Marina Bay Sand for the light show and to the maritime gallery. The Changi Museum Trail was extremely interesting, probably the most interesting thing we've done there. Went to see the famous shop houses and did a river tour. I wouldn't mind going back although the first time I went there, I didn't like it at all. Anyway here are the pictures.

 












This is cat I met. His name is Fat Cat. All he does is sleep and eat. This very chubby cat is a girl and is the most adorable cat I've seen!

 
 





Yes I had a barbecue on the beach and it was so lovely. We sat on that big rock you can see on the picture above and sang till almost midnight and roasted marshmallows. Best night ever!


That's all for my trip to Singapore!

Until next time...

Bye bye!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Indian Inspired Antique Dresser

Indian Inspired Antique Dresser:

Hello everyone! Wow! it's been a while since I've posted. Sorry about that. I have no excuses. Anyway, I was looking around for some DIYs and I came across this amazing Indian Inspired Antique Dresser on Hometalk. I had to post it of course. It's a shame their aren't any second hand shops or antique stores here where I could possibly find a dresser like this one. If there was I wouldn't waste any time, I would gather all the materials needed to recreate this beautiful piece.If you are lucky and find an antique dresser worth a makeover, you should definitely read below or check out Furniture Alchemy for more furniture makeovers.

indian inspired antique dresser makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, rustic furniture

What you'll need:

- an antique dresser 
- different shades of turquoise chalk paint for the base
- General Finishes gel stain in "Antique Walnut"for the top
- Stencils
- golden yellow paint or chalk paint
- coral paint or chalk paint
- aqua blue paint or chalk paint
- oil rubbed bronze metallic coating
General Finishes high performance polyacrylic

How to do it:

1. Start off by stripping the top and painting the base in turquoise chalk paint. To achieve this colour, different shades of turquoise were mixed together.

indian inspired antique dresser makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, rustic furniture

2. Use the "Antique Walnut" gel stain to stain the top. This makes the wood darker and brings out the turquoise colour. 

indian inspired antique dresser makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, rustic furniture

3. Stencil your chosen pattern on the wood on the sides of all the drawers. The colours used for this dresser were coral, aqua blue and golden yellow. You can, of course, choose other colours.

indian inspired antique dresser makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, rustic furniture

4. Complete the piece by painting the hardware in an oil rubbed bronze metallic.

5. Finally coat the dresser in a high performance polyacrylic to protect the finish piece. 

indian inspired antique dresser makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, rustic furniture

It is so beautiful! It is also available on Furniture Alchemy's Etsy Shop.

Enjoy!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

DIY Stencils with Photoshop

DIY Stencils with Photoshop:






















Sorry everyone for not having posted anything in a very very long time! I've been having a lot of problems with my laptop. It's still having problems so I will probably be posting less until I get a working computer. So I've decided to make stencils because I have a bunch of spray paints at home so I might as well use them.

What you'll need:

- photoshop
- picture of your choice
- scissors or xacto knife
- spray paint

How to do it:

1. Open Photoshop and open the image.















Yes, it's Gregory Peck!



2. Go to Image > Adjustments > Posterize. Adjust it. I set mine to 10.






















3. Go to Image > Adjustments > Threshold. Adjust it. I also set mine to 10.



4, Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. I set mine at 4.

5. Go back to Posterize and put it at 2.



6. Now you can print it. Cut it out and Spray paint it!














The first one wasn't great. I tried again after and it is much better now.





I made four of them all together.





















Enjoy!

Friday, 27 February 2015

Lovely Finds #5

Here are this week's finds:



Sherlock Holmes and John Watson's mini bust. This is a  limited edition  box set which comes with both mini busts, the complete series 1-3 in blue ray and DVD with added merchandise and bonus materials. I so want this.
http://www.bbcshop.com/drama+arts/sherlock-the-complete-series-1-3-ltd-ed-gift-set-uk-exclusive/invt/bbcdvd4008






I absolutely love the Corpse Bride. It is one of my favourite films and I want to have every figurine from the film starting with Emily.
It is sold out at the moment but i'm sure you could probably find it on Ebay or Amazon.












I'm not sure where I can get these but they are so so so cool!
Argonath Bookends! Perfect for Lord of the Rings fans like moi!
http://www.deviantart.com/morelikethis/109739116









Yes it is another Lord of The Rings find. Bag end. It has both Bilbo and Frodo's hobbit hole and the doors are ajar to reveal the paved floor at the entrance. This cost quite a lot but I think it is worth it!
http://www.tolkienshop.com/contents/en-uk/d95.html





BEAUTIFUL German Rotary Dial Telephone phone SIEMENS W28 Black bakelite - Loft deco



I've always dreamed of having a rotary dial telephone. This one is absolutely beautiful! It is a very old original German Phone and is in a good vintage condition! Perfect!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/202765746/beautiful-german-rotary-dial-telephone?ref=shop_home_active_16







Yes! Another Globe! But this time it is the Phantom Through the Mirror Globe and it plays the famous tune The Music Of The Night. I love music boxes and water globes. And now I can have both together.
I have an Anastasia Trinket Box that plays Once Upon a December. Swan Lake and Phantom of the Opera is also available as a trinket box.
http://www.themusicboxcompany.com/phantom_of_the_opera.htm





I would love a tea set like this. Blue China. It's beautiful in so many ways.
The flowers add a wonderful touch to the picture.
https://www.pinterest.com/explore/blue-china/








That's all for this week!


Enjoy!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

DIY Oscars Statue

DIY Oscars Statue:
oscars_statue_ken_doll_shoestring.jpg

So the Oscars were on last night. I was a bit disappointed that The Hobbit nor Benedict Cumberbatch won anything but on the bright side the lovely Eddie Redmayne won best actor and gave that adorable acceptance speech. It was an amazing show with many wonderful actors and actresses present. Anyway I decided to post an Oscar themed DIY today. I found it on http://www.boston.com/.

What you'll need:

- Ken doll
- wooden base
- metallic gold spray paint
- paint brush
- glue gun or any strong glue
- scissors
- mod podge
- black acrylic paint

oscar_ken_supplies.jpg

How to do it:

1. Start by cutting your Ken doll's hair as short as possible and slick it backwards using mod podge. Let it dry for about half an hour.

oscar_ken_haircut_mod_podge.jpg

2. Once the mod podge is dry, spray your Ken doll evenly with the metallic gold spray paint. Wait around 8 to 10 minutes for the first coat to dry then do the same for the back. Wait 20 minutes for the paint to fully dry.

oscar_ken_gold_spray_paint.jpg

3. While waiting for Ken to dry, paint your wooden base in black acrylic paint. Let it dry for 10 minutes before applying the second coat.

oscars_ken_paint_base.jpg

4. Once the base and Ken are both dry, use your hot glue or very strong glue to attach them together.

oscars_ken_gorilla_glue.jpg

Finished!

Now you have your very own Oscars statue! This would be great for an Oscars themed party.

  pardiy.blogspot.com

Enjoy!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Lovely Finds #4

Hello everyone,

Sorry for not being very active lately. I've been very busy and exams are soon but I'm back now! I'm looking for DIYs to make but I don't really have time to buy the proper equipment. I'll try and figure something out for this weekend. Anyway...

Here are this week's finds:

Kyanite crystal necklace | Raw kyanite jewelry | Raw kyanite crystal pendant | Blue kyanite pendant | Rough kyanite & copper necklace

Kyanite Crystal Necklace.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/190465614/kyanite-crystal-necklace-raw-kyanite?ref=fp_item&aref=28954281418












Doctor Who TARDIS Projection Alarm Clock.
This is so cool! When the alarm goes off it projects the time and the Doctor Who logo and features the sound of the TARDIS materialising! Oh my god! It's currently out of stock but you could probably find it on Amazon.
http://www.bbcshop.com/gifts-under-ps20/doctor-who-tardis-projection-alarm-clock/invt/dr190







I actually just want the Snow Globe. I used to go to Paris a couple of times per year and never thought of buying a snow globe as a souvenir and love snow globes!
http://valentines-2015.com/tumblr-valentines-day-photography.htm



Lord of The Rings / The Hobbit Tolkien 'Home is behind' Dark Wood 450ml Vintage Drinking Jar Glass


  

I like everything about this. The simplicity makes it very attractive. I also love the curviness of the glass. I could probably make this myself though. I think I have a similar glass lying around somewhere.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/192533720/lord-of-the-rings-the-hobbit-tolkien?ref=favs_view_14











Gleaming Primrose mirror. I need one like this in my room!
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-wall-mirrors/35388685.jsp#/














Dhurrie Occasional Chair
It comes four different colours, dark turquoise, lime, blue and raspberry. I wish I could have all of them, one for each member of my family. I would take the blue one as seen on the picture, my sister the lime one, my mum the raspberry one and my dad the turquoise one. It would look so beautiful in the apartment.
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-furniture/30429906.jsp#/











Another armchair from Anthropologie! Sorry I just love furniture!
The Embroidery Kaili Armchair Ladies and Gents!
I want this in my room!
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-furniture/32599607.jsp#/









Enjoy!