Saturday, August 20, 2011

pretty, prettier...?

I bought this white, plain (and pretty)
flower pot from Ikea store earlier
this ear, but I didn't use it!
Instead I found myself wanting to
make it "somehow prettier" ?!
So this is what I came up with... ;)

"Bladet" flower pot from Ikea

I had an old porcelain rose but it did
not have any leafs, so I made two leafs
using clay, and once dried, I glued it onto
the pot. I also glued around the top,
a plastic neckless!!

Then it was time for two
layers of good acrylic primer

and (only) one layer of
kalklitir/limecolors, using my
favorite gray (san saccaria)

The rose got some very soft pink color,
while the leafs got a little darker gray

Then some sanding was needed to
give it a smooth and "used" look

so much prettier..? ;D

kalklitir/limecolors from

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

boxing things up...

I made ​​this box for the things we use in the kitchen,
things like olive oil, vinegar, salt & pepper etc.

This is what I did :

I bought some mdf...

and (simply) made a 36x43cm. box out of it...

in fact I made two boxes, so I still have one to go!
(I'm thinking pink box for perfume, jewelry etc.?)

I painted the box gray... ( my favorite color ;)

and I also bought these handles, which I painted
and decorated, using silver-leafs.

( my old pepper grinder got
the same makeover... )

(much nicer, don't you think?)


Now I have all these things, that "fit together",
in one place.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011


Since early times aquamarine has been
believed to increase intelligence,
make one youthful and also to provide
the wearer with foresight,
courage and happiness!!

What a wonderful thing you are, aquamarine...

sources: browndresswithwhitespots, castlescrownscottages,
vintagerosegarden, 4inspireddesign, and google.