Wednesday, 12 November 2014

DIY Colour Bombed Sneakers

Okay, if you don't already know, I have a completely unhealthy obsession with spray paint.  Just can't get enough of the stuff, it's so useful when it come to DIY projects and my collection may be getting somewhat out of hand.  When I saw these sneakers in Kmart for $4 my eyes lit up and and I couldn't resist spray painting them.  

What you'll need:
White sneakers from Kmart, Big W or Target
Spray paint

Carefully tape your shoes, making sure the line across the toe is even Steven across both shoes.

I like to tape the soles up too so they stay nice and clean...

Then spray evenly.  Remember, the trick to neat spray painting is to start spraying just off the shoe then sweeping over the shoe and letting go of the nozzle once you have past the shoe.  This avoids nasty ripples.

Allow to dry, this won't take long.  Carefully remove tape and voila!
Taping the soles earlier makes for a stylish finish!

As for colours, go wild!!  Pretty rad Christmas presents for friends and kids, the only hard part is figuring out their shoe size!

xx L.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Lush Loves | Tangelo Mozzarella Crunchy Quinoa Salad

BBQ season is upon us and I have a salad that will make you the hit of the party!  Be prepared to be bombarded with people asking you for the recipe!  All the details for this yummy and colourful Tangelo Mozzarella Crunchy Quinoa Salad is over at Lush Loves.  Delicious for the eyeballs as well as the stomach.

Monday, 15 September 2014

DIY Painted Pot Plants | Guest Post | Taylor & Cloth

A big hello and introduction of our guest blogger Kate Taylor, the creative force behind textile and homewares brand Taylor & Cloth.  This creative mumma of 3 loves all things craft! Screen printing, sewing, crocheting, painting, you name it, she does it.  To welcome in Spring, Kate is sharing a fun way to brighten up your garden, window sill or front steps with these adorable dotty pots. 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Lush Food | Raw Chocolate Salted Truffles

Seriously, I need these in my life. Right. Now. With a warm cuppa please.  Hubby's birthday is on Friday, turning 35!  How did that happen?  I am thinking of making him 35 of these babies instead of a cake, selfish? Maybe.
xx L.

Monday, 18 August 2014

The Urchin Collective at One Fine Baby

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to style one of the inspiration rooms at the first ever One Fine Baby Fair at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney.  I was assigned the fun task of styling a tween room, I went crazy with lots of neon, hints of black (as my teenager tells me all teen girls love black) and plenty of DIY touches.  So here are all the amazing products that made my dream teen room possible!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

A Day In The Life Of The Design Twins

Say hello to the Design Twins, A.K.A Crystal & Mitch and welcome to their world of concrete happiness.  I stumbled across these guys on one of my morning walks in Cronulla, they had a cute little sign in their apartment window surrounded by lots of concrete amazingness.  I snapped a pic on my phone and thought I will have to insta stalk them when I get home and I am so glad I did.  Enjoy all of the wonderful below.

xx L.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

A Designer's Guide to Canberra by Leah Hill

So my favourite Graphic Designer in the whole wide world, Leah Hill is our guest blogger today.  She candidly tells us all about a recent romantic, kid free getaway to Hotel Hotel in Canberra.  So grab a cuppa and resist smiling as you get immersed in Leah's unique and creative writing style not to mention all the amazingness Canberra has to offer!
xx L.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Vivid Wall Decals

So I just had to share this ahhh-mazing local business I discovered whilst working on The Creative Socialight, not only do Vivid Wall Decals have ready made decals to choose from, wait for can make your own, a stylist's dream! Really, anything you like, let your imagination go wild.  The other 2 co founders of The Creative Socialight had some made for their kids rooms, dots and triangles, just perfection! If you have been racking your brain for that extra little bit of something for you child's room, this is it!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Lush Food | Chocolate Hazelnut No Bake Cake

Don't follow this link if you are feeling hungry, especially if you have a sweet tooth! What I would do for a slice right now with a cup of tea!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

DIY Confetti Business Cards

How rad are these business cards I discovered on my travels.  I decided to give them a whirl myself because you know I can't resist a good DIY.  What you will need,

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Lush Food | Spaghetti Squash with Pork Fennel

How is this super chilly weather, that wind!  Talk about freeeeeezing!  So this week's Lush Food recipe will warm you up from the inside out and did I mention it is minus the carbs! 

 Who knew you could swap pasta with spaghetti squash?  Gemma Lush that's who!