Modern Shelf Makeover with Rust-Oleum

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Rust Oleum Furniture Paint shelf makeover

In collaboration with Rust-Oleum

Our front room has had a rethink. I’d call it a makeover, but mostly it’s just been a lot of rearranging furniture.

I did need a new shelf. So when I was offered the chance to try some new shades of Rust-Oleum’s chalky finish Furniture Paint I just had to take up the offer. A bit of interior DIY was just what the room needed!

Here’s how I used Rust-Oleum Furniture Paint to make a scratched old shelf look modern again.

Rust Oleum Furniture Paint shelf makeover

Reading | Edward’s Menagerie: Birds by Kerry Lord

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A review of Kerry's Lords latest book Edward's Menagerie: Birds

A crafter can never have too many patterns.

And Kerry Lord’s second book Edward’s Menagerie: Birds is enough to satisfy any pattern junkie. We’re treated to a selection of over 40 new patterns in her most colourful designs yet. I jumped at the chance to get a copy to review.

A review of Kerry's Lords latest book Edward's Menagerie: Birds

The book is beautifully laid out and easy to understand, even for a beginner. There are stitch lessons and step-by-step assembly instructions, which even experience crocheters will find useful. Each bird adapts shapes from a clever library of patterns to create the different species. For example Celine the Dove—the simplest “level 1” pattern—uses the “standard” body pattern and then adapts the “perching” leg to get the right look.

Reviewed: Millie Marotta’s Home Sticker Book

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Reviewed: Millie Marotta's Home Sticker Book

When I was a kid I didn’t understand why covering a wall with stickers was a bad thing. Stickers had the magical ability to defy gravity, and I used them like graffiti to make my mark on the world. My parents were less than impressed.

Millie Marotta’s illustrations bring to mind childhood pastimes like chasing dragonflies and doodling on school papers. Millie’s attention to detail and intricate patterns in her work brings that naïveté into adulthood. In Millie Marotta’s Home Sticker Book, a selection of her designs are presented throughout 75 wall stickers.

Millie’s designs are beautiful, and as décor can be as sophisticated or as casual as you like.

Reviewed: Millie Marotta's Home Sticker Book