Archive for October, 2014

A few weeks back I was delighted to pick up a bulk lot of unassembled, raw wood Balloon Chairs on our local Buy and Sell page. I had great ideas of restoring and upholstering them. But after I picked them up and got them home, I realised they were seconds.  Many of them didn’t fit together or were a little twisted.What to do, what to do! This is what they looked like…… Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Australia I remembered an idea I had seen on Pinterest and set about attempting to make a ‘Garden Chair’. I screwed the pieces together and added some supports to make the chair sturdy. I decided on a blue and white theme for my ‘garden’ and my blue of choice was Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint ‘French Enamel’ – such a pretty blue! Milk Paint AustraliaA couple of coats of the paint, sanding lightly in between and it looked fabulous! I used some medium grit sandpaper to distress a few areas to show through the honey coloured natural wood then gave it a couple of coats of Tung Oil to protect it from the weather. I did leave it 24 hours between coats, just to be sure each coat had a chance to soak in properly. After the final coat I wiped away any excess Tung Oil. You can see in these photos just what a difference the Tung Oil made to the colour….beautifully intensified and rich!Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Australia I bought a planter liner from Mitre 10 and used long tacks to hold it secure. Add potting mix and some pretty spring flowers and voila! I chose white Pansies, white Snapdragons and white ‘Chrysanthemums’. I think it’s going to look amazing once the plants take off a bit!
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Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint AustraliaI love the end result so much I have decided to make all 13 chairs into Garden Chairs and sell them as one of a kind unique Christmas gifts. So, one down and 12 to go! I’m now taking custom orders for the rest of the chairs – choose from the 18 Miss Mustard Seed paint colours and even choose your preferred flower colour. $99 per chair. If you’d like to learn to use Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, our next workshop is just two weeks away on November the 8th on Phillip Island, Victoria. I also offer mail order if you’d like to try a sample pack for just $8 plus post. A sample packet is enough to paint a chair or a small side table.Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint AustraliaFooter

Webster’s Workshop October

October 23, 2014

What a great day we had on Saturday for our most recent Webster’s Workshop. There was a bit of extra excitement in the air with it being Moto GP weekend here on Phillip Island and the crowds were soaking up the lovely spring sunshine! Four lovely ladies attended the workshop to learn how to transform their tired furniture into something fresh with wow factor! A nice cross section of varying pieces to be transformed and I loved the colours the ladies selected…the colours all seemed to go together well too! Here are a few pics from the day.
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Websters Chalk Paint Powder Australia Learning about applying beautiful L’Essentiel Dark Wax….. Websters Chalk Paint Powder AustraliaWebsters Chalk Paint Powder AustraliaWonderful before & After’s! Websters Chalk Paint Powder AustraliaWebsters Chalk Paint Powder AustraliaWebsters Chalk Paint Powder AustraliaWebsters Chalk Paint Powder AustraliaWebsters Chalk Paint Powder Australia Proud of their newly transformed pieces and ready to go home and paint the world! Websters Chalk Paint Powder Australia
If you’d like to learn how to transform your own furniture using the very affordable and easy to use Webster’s Chalk Paint Powder, send me an email or book into our next workshop in Pakenham on November 15th!Footer

I’m so in love with my newest arrivals from L’Essentiel that I decided to do a mini blog post. These gorgeous ‘cake’ slices are no less than 100% Pure Castile Soap (olive oil and great for sensitive skin!) and let me tell you they both look and smell divine! So realistic are these cake slice soaps, that I wish I’d had my camera on hand when my 17 year old son arrived home from school – famished as usual, and spied the ‘cake’ on the bench. I also wish I had the camera on hand when I told him it was soap!! Such disappointment! Scented with raspberry pure essential oils and ‘garnished’ with dried roses and botanicals, my home now smells like a florists shop, but alas these beauties are destined for my stall at the Cowes Bazaar & Gallery and will hopefully make their way into the Christmas Stockings of some lucky ladies. Make sure you pop in to see them if you are in the area…just come through the front door and follow the divine aroma of raspberry all the way to my stall. 🙂 Pure Castile SoapPure Castile SoapPure Castile SoapPure Castile SoapPure Castile SoapPure Castile SoapFooter