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How to paint a wash effect with Chalk Paint ™ by Annie Sloan

By helene | October 22, 2014 | 23

Do you like the colonial pine style furniture? I still like the shape of these pieces but the orange pine veneer has well and truly had its day for me. I do think the truly solid pine pieces, with quality timber are different. I guess that means maybe I do have a trends impact on my likes and dislikes. The 1990’s were full or orange colonial pine veneer and my bed, built in wardrobes and chest of drawers were all in this matching style. I have since painted the lot! This hall table has a great shape, and I love…

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Grand Designs Australia Live Wrap Up

By helene | October 20, 2014 | 9

In case you didn’t see my photos on social media, I have just spent the weekend at Grand Designs Australia Live in Melbourne! Yes I was pretty excited! The highlight was of course meeting the great man himself, Kevin McCloud, and hearing his inspirational talks. I was also very excited to finally meet Shaynna Blaze, who I have been chatting with online for ages. Both are just as lovely as they seem on television. I have a LOT of information to share and ideas running around my head, so I will share an overview today, followed by a series of…

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How to paint a metal outdoor chair with Haymes Paint & Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

By helene | October 16, 2014 | 19

(I was gifted the 3 sample pots from Haymes for this project and was an outreach blogger for Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan at the time of posting) I am sharing how to paint a metal outdoor chair today, using the month of September colours highlighted by Haymes, from their 2015 Colour Expressions Forecast – Limebright, Tinkerbell and Hello Yellow. I grabbed some sample pots thanks to Haymes, and brought back this old metal outdoor chair we inherited from my Mother in Law when she passed away. I always loved it but we never really used it. For a while I…

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Elke Lucas Ceramics, a Natural Art

By helene | October 15, 2014 | 0

It must be the week for beautiful ceramics this week, as we continue our Spring theme of design inspired by nature and the beach. Today we have a chat with artist and potter, Elke Lucas. Her life as a potter began when she married into a family of potters, and worked as a studio potter on the North Devon Coast in the UK, where she made slip decorated earthenware inspired by the pottery tradition in that area. She says she has always felt drawn to porcelain though. “I love the translucent delicate quality of the clay. I was particularly influenced…

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Welcome to Recycled Interiors, Australia's Green Home & Living Hub - where we help you create a beautiful sustainable home. We are your home for sustainable decorating & design. I am Helen Edwards - Mama, Blogger and Product and Interior Stylist. At Recycled Interiors you will find our very popular blog, product styling & sustainable home decorating services and our Sustainable Home Hub Directory, and online store.

We are on a mission to encourage slower homes, that refuse consumption of unethical, poorly made items, and increase sustainable living. Celebrate diversity, love your own style, and connect more with each other. Stop worrying about what other people think and more about what you can do to be happier, healthier, and create a home you love that's better for you, your family and our planet.

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