When asked how to come up with colour ideas my best answer is — look for inspiration everywhere you go! It may take practice, but soon you will see things in terms of colour and be overwhelmed with ideas.
On a roadtrip through the Australian Outback, some may have been bored with hour after hour of scrub, trees and desolation. I found it beautiful and inspiring. Nature always does that for me!
Stopping at a billabong along the way, the colours of this gum tree were so striking, I decided then and there to paint something in these shades when I returned to the studio.
This tree, inspired this piece!
Creating a Chippy & Rustic Dresser with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint — Finding Inspiration Everywhere
When most people go on holiday, they lie on a beach, explore nature, read, relax — that kinda thing, right?
Apparently, I do bedroom makeovers!
My sister is a giver and always helping others. She wasn't well for a few years, so when I visited her recently of course a full DIY bedroom reno was in order!
By the way, my sister was going to TOSS this set and buy a new one?!
Even my nieces didn't have faith in me, but I begged them to be patient. They both eyed me suspiciously...
Darn Gumtree and its siren call...
I was perfectly happy repainting my existing vanity with all its useful drawers and storage.
Until I spotted this beauty:
I do love our yaya sisterhood of paint retailers around the world.
I'm originally from Los Angeles and every so often I'm fortunate enough to make a trip back.
Although most of my time is spent catching up with family and friends, many of us share a passion for vintage, homewares and interior design, so we typically have a list of old favourite shops as well as new spots to visit together. We also try to fit in a bit of DIY which will come soon, so be sure to watch this space!
My trip began with a 5-hour drive up the California coast to spend time with friends holidaying at the beach.
I was quick to hop onto our network of retailers to see who I could find...
Seashells & Sawdust — Morro Bay, California
It was here that I met
the warm and enthusiastic shop owner Shannon
whose passion for her work is evident!
With two locations I was fortunate to catch her at
Seashells and Sawdust
in the beautiful coastal town of Morro Bay.
It began with this photo...
Yes, you can refinish tired wood floors with all natural Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil. It not only revives and renews the timber, but protects and seals it as well!
Eco-friendly and ideal to use for those with an autoimmune condition, asthma or chemical sensitivities, Hemp Oil contains no chemicals or solvents and has zero VOCs — absolutely no nasties! In fact, Hemp Oil is a food-grade product so safe you can use it on cutting boards, butcher blocks and on wooden utensils. It is used in beauty and skin care products and is an ideal sealer for childrens' toys and furniture.
Hemp Oil works from the inside out penetrating the surface to create a durable, hard-wearing finish. It doesn't leave any stickiness or film and won't yellow, chip or flake with time like most traditional floor sealers.
Once dried, hemp oil has a rich natural lustre.
I'm super excited to introduce our first-ever
Hello Miss Creative profile --
a series of blog posts featuring
Vintage Vixens, Marvelous Makers, Prolific Painters & Dedicated DIYers.
You may already be familiar with their names on
social media and our Shop Talk Group Page on Facebook
but here is a chance to learn what makes them tick.
Enjoy getting to know your fellow creatives!
We are honoured to begin this series with...
Belle Kemmis of
Don't Miss a Thing!