26 April 2017

Create, Inspire, Love #26...

Welcome to 
Create, Inspire, Love

Once a month Mia Bella Passions will select something to share, 
from another creative, blog or website....
It may be: 
Create: DIY, upcycling, craft, or baking. 
Inspire: Art, sculpture, a quote or inspirational message.
Love: Or something I think you will love.

Today's Favourite is: 
How to easily DIY a rustic farmhouse tray.
Marie at 'The Interior Frugalista' has created this gorgeous tray with superb step by step instructions.
Not only am I loving the rustic styling of this tray, I adore the signage:
'Coffee and friends make the perfect blend'.
Marie even tells you where to get this word image and how to transfer it on to the tray.
The DIY rustic farmhouse tray is definitely on my weekend project list!

For full instructions visit Marie at 'The Interior Frugalista' HERE.

Feel free to copy the link & the 'I was featured Button' 

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14 April 2017

PAPERCRAFT: Let's Create A Pretty Bedroom Banner...

 There's nothing prettier than a paper flag banner,
 to pop a whole lot of wow on a wall.
And a banner was the perfect wall decor needed for this bedroom.

Using a basic flag banner template...

The papers were cut to shape.

 The top edge was folded over.
A raw string was cut to required length.

Then using a craft glue the banners were glued at the top fold onto the string.
Then left overnight to dry.

 It was quite hard to choose the papers...
 These are scrapbooking papers.

The final touch was a string of fairy lights added for a little bling.

 The duvet cover and pillow were found at Adairs.

 Don't you just love the huge pom poms on this throw?
(pink throw via Farmers)

You'll find the template for this flag Here.

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#banner #papercraft #fairylights

9 April 2017

Robin Egg Blue Outdoor Furniture Upcycle...

The outdoor furniture upcycle was on the 'to do' list for a long time...
And finally it happened!
It is Autumn now, but the little side patio was looking oh so sad.
Plus this wee spot is a perfect coffee hideaway even in winter.  
(Coastal lifestyle means no snow here!)

The old rusty 'past the use by date' table and two chairs were scrubbed down with a wire brush.
Then washed and left to dry.
The paint I used is called 'Rust-oleum'.
A paint and primer in one easy to use sprayer.
This paint is available in New Zealand at Bunnings.
The colour I used is called 'Robins Egg' in matt.

 I'm loving this can design in spray paint. 
Trigger mechanism that's easy to use.
Fab coverage.  
(It took one and a half cans to cover the table and two chairs, so that means extra is available for patch ups in the Spring).

 I painted some old pots white,
 and potted some vibrant shocking pink cyclamen.

What I'd like to make are some round cushions for on the chair seats  - that's next on the list!

 Another cyclamen potted in another painted pot...

 In a white bucket on the step...
shocking pink cosmos.
And sweet pink snapdragons.
 I am totally crushing on the Robin Egg colour!!!

 In the larger pots stock, impatiens, cosmos and snapdragons were planted.
What a amazing transformation of a table set I had all but given up on...
I love you spray paint!
 And the addition of cream and white pots of pink and white flowers just adds to a relaxing beautiful space.
I'm hoping the cosmos has time to seed down before winter arrives.

And the rain overnight left sweet water droplets on my newly planted flowers.
A reminder to stop and enjoy the little things...

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❥ Snickerdoodle Sunday.    

#upcycling #pink #duckeggblue #patio