Sonntag, 21. Dezember 2014

DIY Domino painting

Hello Lovelies, 
how`s your weekend looks like?
I am about to finish some more paintings and decorating the kitchen project.
Finished a painting for a client`s space 
and made a DIY Domino canvas for you my Luvs;)

Just pick a rectangular shaped canvas and paint it black, 
find the middle and tape it for the middle part of the "domino-stone"

Than use any kind of round object to crate the domino stone "eyes".
I simply used my sharpie container top.
And use your color of choice to fill them.
I used gold acrylic paint.

Let everything dry, maybe paint the edges gold too and put the whole thing on a shelf! ;)

I apologize for the blurry images, it obviously was too dark ;/
Promise to take some better pictures next time I am visiting!

There you have it, a simple and pretty decoration object;)

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Freitag, 19. Dezember 2014

8 Ingenious Ideas for Kitchen Storage!

Hello Lovelies, 
weeks ago Ahita Patel from 
wrote me an email to ask if I would feature a post, they wrote.

I got the article and found it pretty good.
Some nice storage ideas!

I think you will like em too;) Happy reading!

8 Ingenious Ideas for Kitchen Storage
By Jane Blanchard

Whether your idea of cooking is “A Man, a Can, a Microwave: 50 Tasty Meals You Can Nuke in No Time” or “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” everyone deserves a kitchen properly pigeonholed and smartly straightened. As my dear grandmother used to say, “A place for everything and everything in its place.”

In-Counter Knife Slots

SOURCE: Zillow Digs

Always accessible, easily cleaned, space saving – what’s not to love about in-counter knife storage? A set can be expanded by drilling new slots or shrunk by spackling and painting the countertop. This technique works best on wooden countertops. Attempts on granite will be laughable.

CLEVER ALTERNATIVE: Mount two magnetic bars on the backsplash as another utensil holder.

Slide-Out Pantry Shelf

SOURCE: Zillow Digs

Most canned and jarred items – tuna fish, peanut butter, seasonings, baking goods – fit inside a 3.5-inch shelf. A slide-out shelf of that size can fit between the refrigerator and wall!

INGENIOUS ALTERNATIVE: Store spices and seasonings in a repurposed shower rack.

Utensil Drawer

SOURCE: Zillow Digs

Utensils, string and teenagers are all the same: They can’t help but get tangled together. Small cubbies keep forks and spoons from making sporks and otherwise creating clutter.

Pot and Pan Hooks

SOURCE: Zillow Digs

Clank. Clankety-clank. No one likes mining the lower kitchen drawers for pots and pans. Why not string them up? Pot hooks can be installed over an island, like a chandelier, or inside a large drawer. Lid racks can be placed anywhere an open wall presents itself.

WORTHWHILE OPTION: Pots can be hung on hooks like Russian nesting dolls, similar to clothes on hangers, further saving space.

Sliding Cutting Board

SOURCE: Zillow Digs

A popular storage solution in Tiny Homes, guest houses and hunting cabins, integrating a sink and cutting board protects valuable counter space. Plus, there’s hardly any mess to clean up afterwards.

SMART SINK SOLUTION: Install a strong dowel rod underneath the kitchen sink to hang cleaning spray bottles on.

Built-In Drying Rack

SOURCE: Zillow Digs

Most dish drying racks are uglier than sin. A built-in drying rack, be it stained wood or stainless steel, preserves the aesthetics of a well-done kitchen.

Cabinet Food Storage

SOURCE: Zillow Digs

In many kitchens, potatoes are homeless. Give potatoes, onions and other unrefrigerated vegetables their own dark, cool place, which prevents light degradation and captures odors.

FOOD TIP: Store flour in sealed containers to prevent oxidation and moisture loss.

Wine Wall of Fame

SOURCE: Wikipedia

Not everyone can donate the basement as a wine cellar. The wine Wall of Fame will do just as well. A polished rack can be built in an afternoon and installed anywhere, even in a narrow entryway.

For more home ideas and inspiration check out Modernize.

Samstag, 13. Dezember 2014

Kitchen progress in the new space.

Hello Lovelies, 
here is the before, to remind you how it looked like!
The kitchen of ma clients, of course.
It was an library before, but they decided to get a kitchen instead.
So we were at IKEA an brought back a really pretty one.
This was in june!
And now it is nearly done.
You may wonder what took us so long?
Oh well, IKEA! 
At first they delivered the wrong doors, than we waited for ages for the right handles and knobs!
After I spent several hours on the phone to get things right, they shipped the handles but they were the wrong color!
The counter didn`t fit!
So we needed to return it too!
I could complain and explain the whole day.
But in the end here we have a gorgeous almost finished kitchen!

Here are the before pix!

We`ve got some pretty lights!
All of the handles have the right color, 
the electrical equipment is build in.
All we need to do is put up some shelves, maybe put some moulding to the ceiling
and of course, decorate!!! ;)

This place need a pretty moroccan rug!;)
Today`s task is to put the shelves on to the wall and clean up a little.
And on sunday we trim the walls and get all the electrical stuff to work.
So, what do you think?
Love to hear from you!

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Donnerstag, 11. Dezember 2014

The new Lonny mag is online!

Hello Lovelies, 
the new Lonny mag is online!

Just click the pic to get there.

Happy reading;)

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Montag, 8. Dezember 2014

Some updates on my studio situation...

Hello Lovelies, 
you have seen many stages of my studio and maybe tired already of
seeing another post about this unfinished room.
But here it is;)
Like I told you in the previous post before.
 I found a storage solution for all of my finished paintings and blank canvases.
It was a spare room that we never used, full of clutter and stuff.
Now it is empty and stores only my art pieces, prints, canvases, scaffolds and paints that I am not using yet.

I don`t know if you familiar with the feeling, not feeling home in a place, that something isn`t right!
Not really tangible...
And I have this feeling with my studio.
I have to work here, but it doesn`t feels right.
This is what I have to change!

You may have noticed in some posts that I sold the pool table 
and build another crafting table for the space.

So, here is the cluttered room XD!

This is the unfinished table, need to sand and grout and paint it.
It has the perfect hight, and size for me.
And my chair, the big paint pots and the cute serving cart I got from IKEA fit perfectly underneath!

I have so much more work to do with this room!
Hang frames and paintings, place displays and some plants.
Paint the walls of cours, I am so fed up with these stripes.
Rearrange some furniture and place a pretty area rug.
Got a new DIY sofa. Love it by the way. 
Will show you soon how it looks like and the full DIY story to it;)

There you can see some touched up shelves for my client`s kitchen on the new table.
So I am kind of working on and in the studio ;)

This doesn`t look homey, right?
Not really, but it is going in the right direction;)

So that was the tale of my unfinished space.
You may have notice I change my mind a lot;)

Can`t wait to show you the finished room!!!

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Sonntag, 7. Dezember 2014

The evolution of a door...

Hello Lovelies, how`s your weekend looks like?
Oh mine is pretty busy.
I added some finishing touches to the client`s kitchen.
Just needed some trim on the walls.
And soon you will see the pretty photos I made after;)

And I finally found some storage for my finished paintings and blank canvases.
So when I sell them I can go and grab the piece and they don`t overcrowd my studio!
It feels so airy and really empty;)
I did so many projects that I will show you guys!
But haven`t found time yet!
Sorry for that!

Back to this post;)
My front door, has seen many colors....XD
Let`s start at the beginning in 2010, where we decided to build our new living room.
We bought the cheapest door, we could find.
And regret it ever since. It was not pretty at all.
But we didn`t want to buy a new one.
Here it is before.

Just plain white and functional plastic door.
With a little window in the middle.

So I decided to change that and painted it black in 2012
And added a wood plank over the glass window on both sides.

There on the left you can still see the light peeking through the paint.

What can I say? It was too black;)
So I changed my mind and picked a light turquoise color in 2014.

And added some wood panels on to the door.
And now it hasn`t this plastic feel. I think it changed the door completely!

But after a week or so it started to fade, 
until it reminded me of the white door from the beginning.
didn`t liked it at all!

So I changed my mind again.
And picked a rich, dark emerald bluish kind of  color.

Added the painted door knob and a brass lion head knocker.

I like how the color changes during the day.
Depends on the light outside;)
Here is the door on the inside. I decided to leave it black, painted the handle black too and 
added a coat rack.
Love it!;)

And here it is it from the outside again;)

I am very happy with the results!
What do you think?
Like it a s much as I do?

Liked to;

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Donnerstag, 4. Dezember 2014

The new RUE mag is online!

Welcome December;)!!!

Hello Lovelies, the new Rue mag is online!

Just click the pic to get there.

Full of present ideas and festive decor;)

Love these...

Happy reading!

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