Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I did debate whether or not to show these photos, as I had just eaten a 3 course lunch with tapas beforehand and cheese afterwards...go I guess you could say 5 courses..... and my stomach was definitely straining against my outfit. But who knows when we will all be wearing matching outfits again??!
This fun Sci-Fi Rockets print is from Trashy Diva. I am wearing the Annette dress with matching bolero, Miss 12 is wearing the Dixie dress and Miss 5 is wearing the kids rockabilly range. We were definitely head turners!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
I caved and did an order through Moyou London. This cameo and love letters stamp was too cute to just not get and I found a 15% off coupon online which sweetened the deal.
Mani is a-England Iseult with China Glaze Full Spectrum on the ring finger. Stamped with Warm Black Konad and finished with a gold stud.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
I received a fun package from the fabulous girls over at Illamasqua Australia recently and I have swatches of Blizzard, their new glitter polish for the 2013 Christmas collection.
I layered 2 coats over Orly Au Champagne to achieve an all white look, but Illamasqua's website shows it layered over black which looks great.
Blizzard retails at $22.00 AUD from Myer and David Jones counters or shop online.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
This dress is in my 'too mumsy to wear' pile but I got told I look cute when I finally pulled it on......and I'm pretty happy to accept cute.
You can't see but my shoes are holographic and shine rainbow colors in the light.
50's wiggle dress: eBay
Shoes: Forever 21
Confetti Lucite jewellery: Etsy
Sunday, November 24, 2013
We decided it was time to turn our bright yellow and mint horror of a bathroom into something a little more pop arty and modern. And because The Sexy Man and I are both very handy and wonderfully clever...we did it all ourselves. If you follw me on IG, @konadlicious, you will have seen sneak peeks of a few of these photos, but here they are a lot bigger in size.
Want to have a look?
First we knocked down the wall in between the loo and bathroom.
And jackhammered up all the floor tiles in 3 rooms plus a hallway.
Pulled all the tiles off the walls and removed the ivory pedestal basin.
And started laying the awesome red tiles that took me over a month to source.
Took out the Ivory Apricoty (!!) toilet and installed a nice white one.
Painted the yellow walls stark white through the laundry and hallway.
FYI, to paint white over a yellow takes SIX coats.
Pulled out the shower
And started tiling floor to ceiling.
Now, the fun part! We pulled out all my mosaicing supplies from the garage and dumped it all in the middle of the bathroom and started......
.....mosaicing the walls!
Have you ever mosaiced? It's mentally draining. It's like a HUGE jigsaw puzzle and you have to cut, slot and fit. After a several hour stretch you are completely exhausted.
Almost done! After securing all the tiles to the wall we then grouted all over with white grout, then buffed back the excess, semi dried with a heat gun then got to it again with box cutters to define the grout on every single piece of tile and make sure no pieces got covered over with grout.
And finished! You can click on the pics to make them bigger if you want to see details.
What did we throw into our mix? Everything we could put our fingers on....ceramic doll heads, geisha figurines, elephants, dogs, parts of mirrors, washed up sea glass, my broken glass beads, marbles, nude statues, pre decimal coins, current coins, Turkish tiles, shards of pottery 150 years old, bullet casings, retro coasters, antique china, modern solid color tiles, teapot spouts (lots of those), pot lids, antique Bakelite light switches............ just to name a few!
The light and corner towel cupboard are from Ikea.
The mirror is a $29 bargain from Kmart.
So, my take on renovations?? I'm NEVER going to renovate anything ever again! This project took 3 months and it was solid hard work by The Sexy Man almost every night when he got home from work, by myself during the day and both of us every weekend. But we love our new bathroom, what do you guys think?