Light It Up!

Have you ever heard the term “It’s all about the lighting”?  It’s absolutely true!

You can change the look and feel of a room simply by choosing the right lights for your space.

I’ve trawled through a heap of pendants, globes and floor lamps to bring you my lighting top picks-  that would not only set the mood but look super stylish in your home!

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Half Gold Bulb

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1. Lee Broom 2. Ikea 3 &14. Matt Blatt 4 & 13. Fromage La Rue 5, 12 & 16. Anthropologie. 6. Citta Design 7-11. Urban Couture 15. Freedom

DIY Metallic Flowers Tutorial

If you’re after something a little different from the average bunch of flowers, why don’t you try giving them a spray paint makeover.

It’s a great idea for parties or table settings, the possibilities are endless!

In this tutorial I used artificial flowers but if you want to use real flowers there are some great floral spray paints on the market safe enough to use on real blooms without doing any damage.

What you’ll need:

Gloves

Dropsheet

Flowers

Spray Paint.  I used a mix of Design Master and Ironlak.

Foil or Masking Tape

 

ImageTear off a few sheets of aluminum foil and wrap them around the stem and leaves of the flower. Alternatively you could use masking tape but I found foil quick and easy.

ImageMake sure the foil is wrapped tight around the stem to avoid any paint from spraying off onto uncovered areas.

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To prep the flowers for the gold paint I firstly sprayed them white to give them a richer gold result.

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Next- spray on the gold! (or any colour of your choosing) Make sure you’re spraying from all directions to ensure full coverage.

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The next step is optional. I held down the nozzle of the spray can ever so slightly to make the paint ‘splatter’. I covered the gold in silver splatters to give it more dimension.

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Now simply leave to dry and place in your favourite vase. As you can see I mixed mine with some more metallic.

If you are really adventurous you could spray the stems. Would love to see your renditions!

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Enjoy

C x