Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Still have to see which way each little elephant will decide to go...

Friday, 27 August 2010

On Display and background paper

Here at OnYourBikeSunshine, we looooooooove anything resembling printer trays, little wooden houses, old crates, in other words a small shelving system perfectly displaying your cutest (kitschest?) finds.

Few days ago, Decor8 wrote this post on Shannon Fricke's scrumptious wallpaper cabinet.

About the same time, HausMaus showed us her
flea market finds and Jane Schouten's revamped wooden houses.

I had long been looking for something to welcome my tiny black elephants and had found a month ago a plain black square comparted tray.
After almost venturing painting it white or a very light mint green (which could have given an interesting contrast with the deep black...), meaning I would probably have need at least three coats of paint... I decided to keep it black for the time being (matching the elephants) and opted for lighter shades as background. a mix of paint swatches and scrapbook paper.

More pix when finished!

Paint swatches, brilliant idea! I like that pink, the one next to the yellow. Lovely!

Monday, 23 August 2010


Just back after another visit of our home...and finally able to show you a bit of my closet. Tieing my scarves on an unsued walking closet rod and by doing so, creating a closed area behind to hide luggage....Clever, isn't it? Not from me....I got the idea from TjMaxx.
Makes me think I would really like to know what people think of you by just looking at your clothes...I have recently realized I own scarves and cardigans in approximately all the colours of the rainbow....

Another good idea I could use right now is a 'find-me-right-now-that-b***dy-thing device'. You know, the kind of remote that finds you whatever it is you have lost in your home...a camera charger for instance.... Feel free to pattern it, you who will make it....btw I'll probably borrow your prototype....

Sunday, 22 August 2010

time flies

Is August already? Seriouly?
This last couple of months - this year- has zipped by and I can't believe it is already time for us to put the house on the market and fly back accross the Atlantic.
Good thing though, the house is super tidy and that gives me a chance to get good snapshots. that is...when I get a hold on the camera charger.....

Monday, 16 August 2010

Side Table Update

Just when I'm done, the last coat is totally dry, here comes the long awaited rain in my corner of the planet...(carefull what you wish for) Meaning I have very little light to work with but wanted to show you the result of my trash rescue... I'm not really sure what the purpose of the table is...coffee table? side table next to a couch or bed side table? I will use it as the latter.

Waaaooo! Have you shown your neighbour? She might want it back.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

I am on a quest...

for the perfect cupcake icing.
Buttercream, no thanks. Cream cheese, can't get hold of Phildelphia in my part of the world, so not quite the same when using St Moret. This is a creamy vanilla icing, supposed to be a lighter alernative to cream cheese... not convinced. I won't even go into how much butter and sugar went into this.

I still like the funky colours!