Sunday, April 24, 2011

ORB Love

Yep. I'm on the bandwagon. This stuff is the bomb!

Seriously, anything is fair game at the moment. Here are a few of my ORB spray paint projects.

Lime tree terracotta pot.
This pot was left by the previous home owners. It wasn't in great shape and actually has a long hairline crack down one side. Perfect - I figured if this didn't go to plan, there was no harm done (or money wasted!)

No priming or preparation was done with this, other than a quick brush off of the dust and cobwebs. It's out in the elements and really has taken a beating, but it's holding up really well and still looks pretty good.

Well, I have just noticed though that there are a few bubbles appearing on one side - I have a feeling this is where the crack is...I might just spin it around to face the fence! hehehe

My Yukka offcuts are currently growing in another terracotta pot collection. Again, no priming or major prep, just a good spray with Rustoleum brand ORB.

Soap Pump.
I saw this clever idea on House of Hepworths - spray painting your soap pump and thought I'd give it a try.


A few quick coats...

It certainly makes an impact, but I'm not sure if I'm sold on it as yet. I liked the vinyl lettering that HoH put on her soap pump, but I'm thinking of something like a white horizontal stripe or two around the base. The Boy totally isn't sold on it though. He's seriously disappointed that he can no longer see how much soap is actually left in the pump bottle. (Yeah, we're worried about the big issues in our household!)

Being that I'm the one that refills the darn thing anyways, I think he's just going to have to live with this one. heehee


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sweet treats and thank-you's

I've been away from home this week - I'm working in Sydney doing my 'day job' which is fun. Not quite "Oprahs Ultimate Adventure tour of Sydney" fun, but a great experience anyway.

So tucked up in my hotel room, I'm checking emails on my iphone and who else should send me an email but the very lovely Roeshel from The DIY showoff.  I was super excited to hear that she a) liked my Hall Table post and b) that she was going to feature it on her blog!!

I haven't jumped on a bed since I was about 7, but being in a hotel room (with a high ceiling) I decided to indulge. Can I hear a 'WOO HOO!'

Thank you to all the lovely peeps out there who have enjoyed reading my post and to my new followers, I hope you enjoy stopping by!

So, of course being away from home certainly limits the projects I can do, but I thought I'd show you some photos from my other little hobby - baking and event styling. These are some photos from last weekend's babyshower that my business partner, Kim and I created. I baked my little heart out with this one. Hope you like the photos!

The theme was bunting in red white and blue

 The Boy cake, made by yours truely, was a dark chocolate mud and white chocolate mud cake, covered in MMF. The lettering was hand cut fondant as well.

 Little chocolate bars with personalised wrappers.

' Bunting' cookie favours

 Cupcakes.Wouldn't be a party without them! I am all about the cake to frosting ratio though (yummmm frosting!)

 White chocolate lamingtons (coloured red, to fit in with the theme!) In the background you can also see our chocolate dipped oreos with fondant decorations as well as rasberry lollies.

And there you have it! It was such a fun event to put together and I'm so glad the mummy-to-be loved what we came up with. (Plus all the guests were on a serious sugar highs for the rest of the afternoon).

If you like any of the printables, drop me an email - I'm happy to share!