Saturday, August 22, 2015

Blossoming Blooms & Budget decorating.

We Ozzies can almost smell Spring in the air..... pink cherry blossoms are common street trees around the inner city streets near where l live and they're bursting with flowers everywhere.....These days all the new estates are planted out in natives, which is as it should be, and great for the wildlife, but they're just nowhere as pretty as rows of blooming trees. Yesterday l took my secatuers and a basket in my car, l was on a mission to find a cherry blossom street and do a bit of "pruning:-)" 
Since Spring is the perfect time for a bit of cleaning, clearing and redecorating l thought l'd share a few budget friendly ideas to rejuvenate and revive Spring freshness in your house, and one of these days l might even try out a few of these tips myself..haha..
A good starting point to me is always's cheap and easy to master. The colour range is huge and makes the most impact in a space...the paint idea isn't limited to the walls, it's great to have a few cans of your favourite coloured spray paint on hand so you can do over your furniture as well...maybe a side table, dresser or chair/ might like to try some of the metallic paints. l recently painted a dresser white with silver drawers for my market stall. The silver came up great and very little paint was needed for good coverage. 
After painting, a bit of decluttering will make a room feel more spacious and light.... it costs nothing except a little time and discipline.  While you're decluttering assess your furniture, can it be upcycled or parts of it reused, or made into something else entirely. The kids' old single beds are great turned into daybeds or made into part of a sectional sofa by taking both bed-ends off. Dressing tables make great tv units, l've done this twice already, see here and here. 
 Next would be to Spring clean what remains and then add a few pieces to funky up your room. You may want to buy, make or reinvent pieces to make this happen.
See what's trending at websites like Ikea, Anthropologie, pinterest and instagram. or check out your favourite décor shops and magazines for inspiration. Hardware stores and reclamation yards are generally budget friendly and contain a wealth of decorating ideas.
Scented candles or burners can change the mood of a room entirely, nothing too overpowering which can just give you a headache, but a little background fragrance is lovely. Open the drapes and the windows as well, bring in fresh flowers or branches, or invest in some potted greens. Now it's time to pull up a chair and have a cuppa and enjoy the fruits of your labour:-)

Have a happy weekend everyone and thanks so much for popping in here.
Til next time,

Monday, August 10, 2015

Happy Monday,

l really thought as l got older and was doing less  paid work, l'd be just cruising around, doing pretty much whatever l wanted....when l wanted, but l'm starting to realise that's not about to happen...or at least not any time SOON...haha!!
l'd be great to tell you l've been out partying, kicking up my high heels and making mischief, but nah.... nothing that exciting:-) however l did visit my daughter who lives interstate for a few days and that was fun....anyhoo yesterday l had the chance to snap a few photos and here they maybe you're looking at them thinking....really Bron.....but's Winter, it's DARK and there's not a decent flower within cooee of my place, so what do you do:-)



Fabulous frothy frock found here. 
Hope you all have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by.