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Matte Black is the New Black

Matte Black is the New Black
Will we see a move of matte black from fashion to interiors in 2019? I hope so! It’s already starting to be one of the interior decor trends to look out for in the new year. Links below are affiliate links to Amazon, which means if you purchase (it won’t cost you any extra!), I may receive a small commission, you know – hosting fees, etc – so I can keep bringing you Free DIY Tutorials in the coming year. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support!

Besides, I like matte black – do you?

1. Brabantia Step Trash Can with plastic inner Bucket in Matte Black

2. Contigo Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug in Matte Black

3. Gibson Home 16 Piece Dinnerware Set in Matte Black

4. Premium Vials UV Safe for Essential Oils in Black Coated Glass

5. L.A. Colors 5 Color Matte Eyeshadow

6. Planter Matte Black Package

7. OPI Nail Lacquer

8. 20 Piece Cutlery Set in Matte Black (Plated Stainless Steel)

9. Fisher Space Pen

10. Jam Paper Matte Black Wrapping Paper

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DIY – Painted Pillowcases with Fabric Paint

DIY Painted Pillowcases with Fabric PaintDIY – Painted Pillowcases with Fabric Paint using Fabric Paint supplied by Artistic Den – see their website

Thank you to Artistic Den for supplying the brilliant (in brightness and quality!) Fluro Pink Fabric Paint, that I used to paint plain white pillowcases and turn them into designer scalloped painted pillowcases. I bought a packet of plain white pillowcases from Target (Australia) that were just $12 (for the pair) – BTW… 500 thread count and Australian Cotton and very nice quality! So with these, some other simple supplies and Fabric Paint (no more than $10), you too can make these adorable pillowcases.

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DIY – How to Paint Pots to Look like Cement – FULL Step-by-Step Tutorial

How-to-Paint-Pots-to-look-like-Cement-Full-TutorialMy previous post How to Paint Pots to Look like Faux Cement awhile back showed the results of this painting technique and now I have re-done another pot and this time took photos of all the steps involved along the way.

So here is the FULL TUTORIAL – Complete with Step-by-Step Instructions.

I have showed larger images and the steps, PLUS down the bottom of the page, you’ll find a handy reference of summarised images (smaller format), to help if you are actually doing the tutorial while on a tablet or phone.

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FREE Set of 3 Monstera Leaf Printables – Subscribe!

monstera leaf free printable adorablest vignette*UPDATE 13th December 2016 – The offer has now changed but if you would still like these prints, please SUBSCRIBE and then send me an email and I will email you back the links to get the prints 🙂

I’m still loving the rose gold / copper with dusty pink styling at the moment and Monstera leaves. So on this very rainy weekend, I’ve combined the two. Pictured is an original print I’ve designed using one of the leaves from my Monstera plant, as inspiration. It’s designed to fit an 8 x 10″ frame (you’ll need to trim the paper to fit if you don’t use photo paper), but you can just print it on A4 paper (as above) and stick it to the wall with washi tape. If you’re not in Australia, just your standard printer paper should be fine too. Read more…

Fiddle Leaf Fig and Kmart Planter – Indoor Decor for Less!

fiddle leaf fig ficus lyrata plantHey Hey Diddle Diddle…The cat and the fiddle…

Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) that is!  I picked one up recently from Bunnings.  I have been looking for awhile now and I jumped over the moon when I saw them! Well worth the wait.

fiddle leaf fig ficus lyrata leavesFiddle Leaf Fig plants have such beautiful large leaves. The ceramic white planter is also from Bunnings and the faux mid century planter stand is from Kmart – only $6.50!  I might spray paint it metallic copper. These Kmart planters have been very popular – they look great for a fraction of the cost of a real mid century planter.

Do you have a favourite houseplant?


castle and things gold penny round cushion coverGorgeous Gold penny round cushion cover (faux leather) from Castle and Things.

It’s also available in Silver!

Photograph used with written permission

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