Sunday, October 25, 2009

more frames

I don't think you can have too many frames. My issue is finding good pictures to fill them. My girlfriend has the In Vogue 50 Years book sitting on her coffee table. Perhaps if I buy two copies, and cut one up? It will be more cost effective then buying prints.


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decorpad - suzie
decorpad - paintguru
In Vogue: 50 Years 


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Saturday, October 24, 2009

I'm crazy about NZ House & Garden


For those who don't buy NZ House & Garden, shame on you! NZ seems to be so far in front of Australia with interiors, Architecture and art. Pity about the cold.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

dilemma fix...decorative window security

I can't go past an eBay bargain. It is very dangerous as every little spend amounts on my credit card.

I couldn't let this opportunity go though. I have just bought the above 15 decorative cast iron panels from someone near Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast. I paid a total of $92.55 which I think is an absolute bargain. If these were for sale at The Little Red Shed, a 2nd hand renovation shop and yard, then I am sure they would be about $50 each.

So this is my theory; using the cast iron panels as window security. They are as wide as my windows, yet about 50cm short in height. Yet if I place them in the middle, only a very small child could squeeze through to break in, and I'm am sure they would decide it is in the too hard basket. Below are some examples I managed to find of cast iron panels used in similar applications. 


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Friday, October 9, 2009

dilemma... i need security on my windows



The old 1920s bar on Queenslanders are horrid. Grill mesh is just as ugly. And with windows which latch and open outwards, there isn't a lot of traditional options. So my thought process is metal, allumium, laser cut steel. I found this interesting website providing a few more 'out of the box' ideas for me to ponder on.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

another good find for inspiration..... Photographer Anna Kern

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It is hard to find good pictures on the internet unless you know exactly where to look. I try not to use pictures from other people's blogs as I would like to offer something different. Some of my favourite sites to 'borrow' images from are photographers websites, photographic location websites and decorpad is brilliant.

The above finds are from photographer Helen Norman.

I'm really liking the kitchen tiling and the shelves. 

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Friday, October 2, 2009

garden parties


I'm in the middle of doing some landscaping at the moment, as I would like a much more private yard, and more entertaining space outside - it is cheaper than a deck! The same pile of tea tree mulch and garden soil is sitting in my driveway, and has been for about a fortnight now. Opps! I think I have taken off a little more than I can chew. It was a truck load; I'm talking about 1 1/2 cubic metres of soil, 3 1/2 of mulch. 

I have discovered the caboolture markets - forget Rocklea if you are looking for plants. caboolture is a much more enjoyable drive, had 5 times the amount of 'quality' things to buy, and the olive trees were only $20 each. I don't eat olives, but the folliage is stunning.

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cooking light
michelle kaufmann 
better homes gardens
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