9 March 2021

Tropical Bedroom Makeover Details...

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I am absolutely loving this guest room makeover.

Bedroom Makeover Before

What a transformation!

From how it was before!

Many have messaged me for more details regarding the linen and accessories.

So here are the deets:

Mocka Furniture
Bedside Table from Mocka

Basket from Mocka

Throw blanket from Ezibuy Home

Bedside Lamps from Redcurrent.
Succulent in pot - Pickle Plant
Pottery Fish (Bought 30 years ago from an Auckland Gallery).

Photowall Sweden
Canvas print from Photowall Sweden

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White Linen European pillowcases - Redcurrent

Green Linen cushion - Adairs

Tray - Spotlight

Body Brush, towel, pink cushion, soap - all from Briscoes

Candle - Blood Orange from Ecoya

Turkish Cotton Waffle Blanket in Snow - Adairs

Duvet NZ
Emerald Stripe Urban Loft Duvet - Briscoes

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DIY Tropical Themed Wood Art Blocks

#bedroommakeover #guestbedroom 

1 March 2021

Goodbye Aqua Overload- Hello Tropical!

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 All those that follow Mia Bella Passion blog know

all about my love for the colour aqua.

And love, love, love it I do.

It's been an out of control type of love affair!

But it was time for a change.

Aqua everything in my home decor has been in overload mode for years.

And the time to change it up a bit for something new had come.

So when Photowall Sweden approached me to write about and style a product on their behalf, I grabbed the chance.

Photowall Sweden offers wonderfully superb wallpaper, wall mural, plus poster and print choices on canvas or framed.

The selection of images is massively vast.

Or if you prefer you can even create your own masterpiece.

They will print it just for you.

My guestroom window outlook is toward a covered deck.

The colours in this deck space are bright and fun with a tropical aspect.

So this was the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to the aqua overload and hello to tropical!

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I chose a gorgeous monstera deliciosa image.

 I honestly spent hours looking at all their images and it was very hard to make a choice!

Deliciosa brings the word delicious to mind as a descriptive word for their selection.

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And it seriously is!

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 The monstera deliciosa selected also has a fan palm sister in the same colour form. (Just in case you want to do side by side pictures).

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But I wanted a single statement canvas wall art piece, so the size of this print is big.

90cm x 120cm.

(The one thing I love about Photowall is the fact you can select the size you want).

Order placed, I waited for it to arrive.

And within 7 days it had left Sweden and arrived in New Zealand at my door.

(That's pretty amazing considering Covid 19 situations have played havoc with shipping and mail services!)


The print to frame DIY happened.

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There's a YouTube instructional if you need to visually see the DIY framing process.

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It was installed on the wall.

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The new bedding, bedside tables and decor accessories 

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put in place.

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How cute is this pop of lime?

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Oh, Hello Tropical.

With a teeny hint of Aqua.

(OK I admit I had 'letting go' issues to say goodbye completely)

You are funky.



And meld into the deck scape view perfectly.


I think...I love you.

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Visit Photowall Sweden here

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#photowall #artprints #wallart

15 February 2021

DIY Tropical Themed Wood Art Blocks

Wood block art

Tropical is my inspiration at the moment.

I'm loving it a lot.

Tropical inspires for me, those warm feelings.

Memories of past Pacific island holidays,

the clear bright colours,

the heat of the sun

and the smell of frangipani and other beautiful tropical flowers.

So because I am adding some new tropical elements to Mia Bella Passions homestead,

I decided to create some simple art blocks for the bedside table.

Which is still on order, and yet to arrive.

Meantime, this little project is a perfect time filler before kitset table antics begin.

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First I cut three blocks of wood.

You can make these as big as you wish.

These wood blocks are  70cm x 155cm, 80cm x 120cm and 80cm x 80cm in size.

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Once cut, you can use sandpaper to smooth the rough cut edges.

Or leave raw.

Wood Block Art

Paint the blocks white leaving the sides of two natural woodgrain.

Chalk Paint

I used white chalk paint.

Wood block art

I printed some tropical designs off the internet.   

There are many free silhouette images available.

A palm tree, leaf and hibiscus flower were my choices.

If you are not feeling arty to freehand draw in pencil on to the block, use the image as a stencil guide by cutting it out first.

Wood block art

Paint the images.

Wood block art

I chose a lovely green acrylic paint.

Wood block art

Once dry I detailed using a white paint pen.

And a final coat of clear spray varnish for waterproofing.

Wood block art

For now, these are going to be displayed in my TV room on a little white French half table.

I think they look quite lovely here for the moment until I place them in the upcoming Tropical inspired guestroom...that makeover is coming to you soon.

Wood block art

The plant in this post is Rhipsalis Cereuscula.

It's a potless kokedama DIY.

You can find out more about the art of Kokedama HERE.

 #woodblockart #kokedama #potplants

You might like to also visit:
My store at Fine Art America Redbubble   :)

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