Dienstag, 31. Dezember 2013

A happy NEW YEAR 2014!!!

Hello my Lovelies,
I wish you and your loved ones a happy new year
 2014!!!


May all your wishes come true;)
Pudel - design

Sonntag, 29. Dezember 2013

My best Posts of 2013!!!

Hello Lovelies, 
here we are again, recap of 2013!
I think this year is gone amazingly fast! Don`t you?
So what have I accomplished this year?
I was quite a bit.
Many DIY posts, many art of course, and some projects I haven`t finished yet
and promised to blog about them when they are done.
Like my finished kitchen, my new reading nook, my revamped living room, 
my finally finished studio space!

I think, I will share these projects in 2014 with you!;)

So on to the posts of 2013!
Just click the post name, to get to the post!
Now on to my personal fave`s this year!

January


DIY fake driftwood panel star!





February
This month happened something really amazing!
My little blog, my painted rug was published in a magazine!;)

Mein DIY Teppich in der COUCH! My rug in COUCH mag!




April

My IKEA rug on IKEA Facebook:)




The funny thing is, some of you pointed out, that their STOCKHOLM rug looks exactly
like mine! Because they came out with them in May I think.
See yourself...:)


Does it? Not quite, right? If you like em, you can get them in yellow too, for 179€.
Besides, I think I should visit them, they have now really good stuff...;)


May




July



This month I finished my floor in the kitchen and in my Hall of shame;)

Can you guess what I was doing?;) Just a quick one...




August



September





Some of my paintings are still there.

October


My finished studio, only the half captured in this post.


Such a difference to what it looked like before!


November


This was really fun!!!



December

Peace sign or DIY vs. Pottery Barn!






Thank you so much for reading my little Blog!
Thank you for your comments, mails, likes on my FB page
and your support!
I love to hear from you in 2014 too!
There is so much more to come!
New paintings and some amazing DIY posts!


LOVE & HUGS!

Linked to;

Lydia


Freitag, 27. Dezember 2013

Peace sign or DIY vs. Pottery Barn!

Hello Lovelies, 
I don`t know if you saw this sign at Pottery Barn.
But I fell in love I saw it the first time!
An I don`t know either if anyone already did this on their own.
But I thought I`ll give it a shot!

And it`s totally about time for a DIY vs. ... knock off;)



So the sign, Pottery Barn is selling looks like this;

11" wide x 54,5" high x 1" thick
Made of mahogany wood.
Distressed hand-painted finish.
Mounting hardware included.

And of course it`s sold out!



See?! I think it was about 129 bucks or something.
Too expensive for me.

This is what I used to made my sign:
 a plain canvas. 
Slight beige and red paint.
Tape, pencil. ;)
Not much huh?
And it was pretty easy, only 1 hour to made it, 
including the time it dried.


So draw your letters on the primed canvas,
I painted it with my slight beige paint first.
(If you are not this good at sketching, 
just print out the letters in desired size and simply copy them on the canvas)

And than start with your red paint, 
to fill in the shapes, 
don`t forget the edges of the canvas and the distressed letter corners.


This is how it looked after two coats.


Not bad right?

I wanted to get this mounted plank feel.
So I used the masking tape, to get the crisp lines on the canvas.



Simply use your beige paint to fill in the spaces. 
let them dry and you are done!


Can you spot the difference?


This was easy, right?
Now place your new DIY sign in a nice corner and admire your work;)

I put it in my bedroom, next to my reading nook.


Can you see it?







Total cost of this project was about hmm, 9€!
Because as an artist, I always have paint and some canvases around.

So what do you think?

Love to hear from you!;)

Linked to;
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Donnerstag, 26. Dezember 2013

Perfect 25th of December...

Hello Lovelies, I think yesterday was the perfect 
25th of December!
We were visiting my hubby`s Family
in a cute little town, with some pretty nice old houses.

Had delicious food.
A nice walk through the woods and funny present unwrapping;)
I got a new camera lens,
an needed to try it immediately.

So here`s the cake, 
the best chocolate cake, with some glacéed figs.



I wanted a white christmas so bad, but still no snow;(
Instead warm and sunny weather;)
Here are some photos of the town.




The old Post Office.



The church near the college, where we were for the Christmas service.


Have a nice weekend my Luvs!



Lydia

Dienstag, 24. Dezember 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hello Lovelies, 
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Many pretty presents, a lot of delicious food and 
some snowy holidays!


Lots of LOVE and hugs to you guys!
Lydia

Sonntag, 22. Dezember 2013

New Blogs - well new to me...;)

I just found some new amazing blogs...
Maybe you already know them,
but to me they are brand new ;)

Take a look...
Just click the pic, to get to the blog.





Something for new years resolutions;)

I have to say, this girl is great, get my butt every time up for her videos;)







Happy reading;)!

Pudel - design