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Monday, 15 June 2015

Lovely Finds #7

Here are this week's lovely finds (yes I know, I'm very late):





This is in fact a DIY kit for this pillow. Unfortunately the shop is taking a short break so the pillow isn't available at the moment but I thought it was still worth putting it on the list.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/103251714/vintage-summer-constellation-over-the








I've already started collecting these awesome POP FUNKOs. I have Star Lord but I would love to have the whole American Horror Story collection. Available at funko.com.






Speaking of American Horror Story, I would love to have this t-shirt. I'm not sure where I can get it but I could probably make it myself. I also want one written "normal people scare me".










I also want all of the Penguin's Little Black Classics. I've started my own collection with just 5 of them at the moment but they are so affordable, I'm sure I'll end up buying all of them during the summer holiday.
www.penguinclassics.co.uk





Ooh! Look at this super quirky ceramic elephant based lampshade. Would look awesome in my room!
I'm not sure if they're available but I found them on www.blog.westelm.com.











The Harry Potter book set from Barnes and Noble is definitely a must have!
www.barnesandnoble.com
















And yes the Phantom of the Opera tops my list. I've been looking for this everywhere and it seems that it is quite hard to find. I need the album right now!








That's it for today!

Enjoy!


Ice Cream Nails

Ice Cream Nails:

Manicure Monday: Ice Cream Nails with Syl and Sam at LuLus.com!

Sorry for being so inactive lately, I've been very busy with my exams and I still have a few more to go. Now that it is summer, you are probably looking for a fun project to try out or something to put the cherry on top of your look. Well I found the perfect DIY at www.blog.lulus.com.

What you'll need:

Manicure Monday: Ice Cream Nails with Syl and Sam at LuLus.com!

– a base colour (turquoise)
– some “ice cream colours” (strawberry pink and vanilla white)
– two shades of brown for the “cone”
– a red for the cherry
– a striper brush

How to do it:

1. Start with a few coats of your base colour. Make sure that it’s completely dry before continuing.

Manicure Monday: Ice Cream Nails with Syl and Sam at LuLus.com!

2. Then take your ice cream colour and paint a “scoop at the tip of your nail. You should be able to just swoop over the tip of the nail and get a good circle shape. This might require a couple of coats. Just be sure to let the polish dry between coats.

Manicure Monday: Ice Cream Nails with Syl and Sam at LuLus.com!

3. Take some of your cherry red polish & drop it onto some scrap paper or foil. Using the back end of your paint brush, dip it into the paint.

Manicure Monday: Ice Cream Nails with Syl and Sam at LuLus.com!

4. Then take the dipped paintbrush end and dab it onto the top of the ice cream scoops.

Manicure Monday: Ice Cream Nails with Syl and Sam at LuLus.com!

5. This part is optional, but you can take a toothpick and dip into any colour of nail polish. Then dab the toothpink on an angle onto the ice cream to create sprinkles!

Manicure Monday: Ice Cream Nails with Syl and Sam at LuLus.com!

6. Then take your lighter brown and make triangular shapes on the tips of your nails on your OTHER hand. They don’t have to be perfect.

Manicure Monday: Ice Cream Nails with Syl and Sam at LuLus.com!

7. Then using your striper brush, grab some of your darker brown and outline the triangles. Then draw a criss-cross pattern on the cone so that it look like a yummy waffle cone!

Manicure Monday: Ice Cream Nails with Syl and Sam at LuLus.com!

8. Just top coat both hands & you’re done!

Manicure Monday: Ice Cream Nails with Syl and Sam at LuLus.com!

Such a simple tutorial by Lulu's!

Enjoy!

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!