Thursday, July 24, 2014

Re-do and Re-use

Inspired by one of my favourite blogs Better After, I wanted to try my hand at giving life back to an old piece of furniture. My husband found this little gem on the side of the road. He kindly asked the owner if it was ok to take and with their approval he brought it home for me. 
It sat in our back room for many months until I finally bit the bullet and went to my local Bunnings Warehouse Store. I bought: 500ml Prep 4 in 1 British Paint for the undercoat, Dulux 1lt Super Enamel High Gloss paint for the top coat, a few little handles and some paint brushes. I already had a sander so that made things easier.

This was the perfect project for my first attempt. Not too big and not too expensive.

The process was quite easy. I sanded it back then gave it one coat of undercoat and three coats of Enamel.  
Between each coat I gave it a light sand. After several days, this is the result. 
 I mod podge the inside of the drawers using craft glue and scrapbook paper. 
Perfect for a little girls bedroom.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sculpture by the Sea 2014 - Cottesloe

Once again Sculpture by the Sea - Cottesloe did not disappoint.
The diversity in the designs and mediums were fantastic. This year was more of a family outing for us. In years past I could take my time and appreciate each sculpture. This time around it was more about which sculpture grabbed and kept the attention of our little ones long enough for me to take a few pictures. Which ever way you get to see Sculptures by the Sea, it is well worth the trip.

We arrived early hoping that there wouldn't be too many people but in true WA fashion, families were out and about enjoying themselves. Needless to say, it was packed. The interesting task now was to try and take pictures without people in them.

With this new fast pace, kid friendly and crowded approach, I focused on medium and design. Try to guess what the sculpture looks like by its medium (close up images).

Here are a few of our favourites:

'Cycles (2012)' by Benjamin Storch (VIC)

'Signature' by Johannes Pannekoek (WA)

'Rescheduling Permanence' by Helen Seiver (WA)

 'Bulk Carrier' by Norton Flavel (WA)

 'Fetch (2012)' by The Winged Collective (VIC)

'Once Removed' by Robert Barnstone

  'There's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip' by Ken Unsworth AM (NSW)

 'Solar Jayne' by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman (WA)

'Overconsumption' by Kerrie Argent (WA)

'Wave 1' by Annette Thas

 'Permanent Sunset' by Alejandro Propato (Argentina)

To see more Sculpture by the Sea - Cottesloe 2014 click HERE to go to the official website.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Toooo funny!!
Sending Christmas Joy to everyone!!!!

I'm Back!!!

I've been away for a-little-while prioritising family first.  
Its been far too long and I am ready to get designing again.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Front Page

Alyce wearing a Beq Design wedding gown hit the front page of the Melbourne Herald Sun.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Kobi Levi Shoes Update!!!

I love Kobi Levi's shoes. I don't have to explain why. Just look at some of his latest designs!!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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