Annie Sloan Wall Paint Review (+ Beginner Friendly Wall Painting Guide)

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Annie Sloan Wall Paint and Wall Paint Brush review

The second best part about staying at my parents in Finland is their house. (The best best part is, obviously, spending time with family.)

Mom and Dad’s house is HUGE. As in, the place is massive. As in, you can lose someone in it and so we regularly use our smartphones to find each other. As in, there’s always a cool project to dig your teeth into. (Skolbacka used to be a schoolhouse, how cool is that?)

Because I move a lot and rent I’ve never bothered painting walls. So at Mom and Dad’s I jumped on the opportunity to try wall painting.

That’s right. This is the first time I’ve ever painted a wall and it’s the first time I’ve ever used Annie Sloan Wall Paint. Let the experiment commence!

5 Things That Helped Me Get Unstuck and Back on Track

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Disclosure | Some items featured c/o Barker and Stonehouse

Once upon a time, I thought burnout was something people made up as an excuse.

Then it happened to me. Twice. Both times a combination of work that didn’t fuel my spirit, lack of exercise, too many restaurant meals, and plenty more bad habits spiralled into months of no real creating. Instead of doing things I might have wanted to do or craved doing, I did what I “should”.

Here are some things that have helped me heal and thrive after burnout. I’m very much an introverted person so for me, getting the right mindset is all about what I’m thinking about and my personal home space. Getting over burnout is all about letting yourself truly relax & unwind.

DIY Macrame Lampshade Fringe

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DIY macrame lampshade fringe

Gemstones aren’t just for jewellery.

A bit of hemp and a few agate stones was just what I needed to make our bedroom a bit more casual. Our bedside lamps—make-do purchases from IKEA—were a bit sterile for my taste. And it’s a tried and true rule: lighting is the quickest way to change the mood of a room.