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.


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.


Friday, 27 February 2015

Lovely Finds

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

That's all for this week!


Sunday, 22 February 2015

DIY Oscars Statue

DIY Oscars Statue:

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

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


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.


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.


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.


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



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


Friday, 20 February 2015

Lovely Finds

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.

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.

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!

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.

Gleaming Primrose mirror. I need one like this in my room!

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.

Another armchair from Anthropologie! Sorry I just love furniture!
The Embroidery Kaili Armchair Ladies and Gents!
I want this in my room!


Saturday, 7 February 2015

DIY Floral Purse

DIY Floral Purse:

So someone bought my mum a purse today. It wasn't a very nice purse I must say, flashy red, cheap, tacky anyway you get the picture. I'm sorry for the person who bought it. You must all think I'm horrible. If you live in the same country as me, honestly you would understand.
Anyway, my mum said she couldn't possibly use it so I decided to do something about it. This is what I did:

What You'll Need:

 - An old or "not in use" purse
 - Floral Washi Tape
 - Scissors
 - Embellishement

How to do it:

1. Cover the whole purse with your floral washi tape.

2. Cut off the tape that overlaps the edges.

3. Add buttons, beads, rhinestones, anything to embellish your purse.


Saturday, 31 January 2015

Lovely Finds

Here are this weeks finds:

Vintage Black Metal Suitcase / Luggage with Metal Trim and Leather Handle (c.1940s) - Unique Collectible Suitcase, Storage Case
Look at this beauty! A vintage black metal suitcase! It's so beautiful! Every person who loves vintage needs one like this!

I honestly love terrariums so how cool would it be to have a diamond shaped terrarium? This cool!

This is such a unique and impressive design! I need one!

This necklace is great for layering! It is irresistible, just what an outfit calls for, an ethnic bohemian style necklace!

Tibetan large Tusk Horn mosaic pendant necklace in Vintage bronze & Turquoise Bohemian statement piece Free people inspired

Yes, another necklace! Sorry! But I love this! It is a tibetan large tusk horn mosaic pendant necklace in vintage bronze and turquoise inspired by Free People.

Harry Potter Magic Spell Avada kedavra  Tank Top Muscle Tee Shirt Top Funny Top - White

Ooh! looky looky! Harry Potter fans might like this!

I love the color and the embroidery of this intricate rug. It has an unfinished aesthetic for an authentic vintage feel which I adore!

Cassette Tape Guardians Of The Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1

We all know what this is. The Guardians of the Galaxy inspired awesome mix tape volume 1. Having this would be totally awesome!

I hope you like this weeks finds!


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Hobbit inspired Coffee Cup

To The Hobbit lovers! Mae G'ovannen!

Dear Mellons,
I made this and wanted to share it with you all. It's a takeaway coffee cup and on it is the majestic Thorin Oakenshield's map from The Hobbit.

Just wanted to know what you think!

If you like it, please leave a comment below in the comment section, if you don't you can still leave a comment. Feedback is always great!
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