So The Block has finished for another season, but the Free Furniture Sourcing enquiries are still coming in thick and fast for bits and pieces spotted on The Block!
Don’t forget, if you see something you like in a magazine, book, on TV, in a store or in a friend’s house and you can’t find it yourself, send me a pic or a little description and I’ll do my best to find the same piece or something similar. All for free!
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I launched the pop-up store in November last year not really knowing how long I would run it for but it’s been super successful, especially the ring dishes, I can’t keep up with demand for them, there is limited stock at the moment so if you’ve been wanting on for a while I suggest you start clicking!
I’ve been surprised that the Bowl Overs have done so well, I took a risk on them as I’d never seen anything like them before and wondered if anyone else would use them too, apparently you do!
The candles are my favourites, hand poured into old Fowler’s jar, some even come complete with rusty lids!
I’m going to eventually add more to the store and am always on the look out for new products that aren’t available in Australia or not widely accessible.
If you have any suggestions of things you’ve been trying to source yourselves please let me know in the comments section!
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My friend Loni, editor of Adore Home Magazine is working on a printed book! This is very exciting for me, a total design book nerd.
To get the project off the ground, Loni needs to raise a certain amount of money to get the book printed through a website called Pozible. So if you’d like to see Adore Home in print please pledge your support via this link!
A few weeks ago I mentioned I was selected to participate in the Feast Watson Re-Love Project and showed you a photo of the chair I was going to make-over. Well over the weekend I started the sanding process and stripped the old fabric off. Here’s how it’s coming along…
The chair will be auction for charity (Salvos Stores) on 9th of May.
Have you ever attempted sanding before? After almost dislocating my shoulder from sanding back and forth with sand paper, so I pulled out the big guns and found it much easier with the mouse sander. Note to self, don’t try and sand a whole chair without a mouse sander in future! Next step is to apply undercoats before limewashing. Any tips?!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’ve been working with X-Factor Winner Sammi Jade and online furniture retailer Zanui to furnish her new Sydney apartment. Last week we filmed her apartment for Better Homes & Gardens, it was a warm day so in a 1 bedroom apartment with the doors closed, three big studio lights and 12 people crammed into the space it was a little hectic. Try ironing a bed in those conditions! Quite often people tell me that they think my job is glamorous, it has it’s moments but usually I’m dressed for hardwork not ‘fluffing’. Prep before a shoot is usually longer than the shoot itself, organising props, flowers, last minute bits and pieces, printing art and cleaning every surface in sight.
Once it’s photographed properly I’ll be able to share more photos and where to buy all the goodies we selected!
Here’s a little sneak peek from film day last week.