Spring is Well Underway Down Under
Well, Spring is most certainly here in Australia, and here in Queensland, we’re experiencing sunny days and beautiful breezes, and have even witnessed a few storms lately in the south east. Today I thought I’d do a roundup of some of my favourite Spring blog posts over the years, to maybe inspire you in your own home makeover projects this Spring – or Fall, if you are in the Northern Hemisphere!
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1. Paint a Piano
Do you have an old dated piano that needs sprucing up? Or maybe you’ve come across them on Facebook marketplace once in a while and been tempted to bring one home for a little makeover? Let me tell you, this was a fun project to do, even though it wasn’t my own, I enjoyed the lift that it gave my client’s home and it gives a beautiful peaceful pop of colour for the home in Spring.
2. Change the Colour of your Outdoor Setting
Another fun way to add a new look to your home this Spring is to change up your outdoor setting! Our wooden table and seats were looking quite worn and weary, so I teamed up with Dulux to give them a new lease of life and to match in with our external colours.
Here is the full post on this outdoor setting makeover and the sprayer that I used, or click the image below.
If you’re looking for a quality paint sprayer, I have tried the Wagner brand a few times and found them great to use.
3. Add some Greenery – Large Leaf Plants or A Boxwood Wreath
One way to update the look of a room is to add some foliage – I’m loving the look of the large leaf plants that are on trend this season.
If you are anything like me and find the REAL plants hard to keep alive – we bought a few of these artificial leaves from our local IKEA that look great in a tall vase or pot in a living area or bedroom.A preserved Boxwood Wreath is also a great way to add some Springtime to your living spaces – these are a year round decor item, so you don’t have to just think Christmas. How gorgeous they look with some added twinkling lights or just hanging from a wreath hook over a rustic door!
4. Decoupage with Spring Floral Napkins
We actually cover this in one of our Workshops – Decorative Finishes – where we create a fun look on a crate or box using napkins. This is a look you can try on any furniture – think drawer fronts or top of a side table or coffee table. Or use for the background of signs.
Here’s the full tutorial on how to use napkins to decoupage, including a fun Beach Sign I created while I was at it. (Click image below) I kinda wished I’d filled this box with beautiful flowers for the picture!
5. Just grab an old piece of Furniture and Paint it!
Come on … you know you want to! It’s Spring – the season of Garage Sales, Swap Meets, and everyone is de-cluttering so you KNOW the charity stores will be overflowing with goodies. So get on out there and find a piece that might need a new home in your own home and use some of the beautiful paint colours available, to give your home a lift this season!
Here is a link to one of my most popular posts – Top 10 Places to Find Furniture to Restore – to help you get started if you are looking for more places to find new treasures!