Before and after : A splash of colour

*Paint used system3 acrylics 154 phthalo turquoise 588 vermillion 009 titanuim white 355 leaf green

Saturdays are the best for chilling out watching a film and painting, after a rather hectic morning of meeting the brother’s girlfriend i spent the rest of the afternoon adding a bit of colour to my somewhat blank looking room. The other day dad bought home a little wooden book he found in a skip (thrifty dad!) and i decided to use it as a little shelf/cubby hole. Anyway it was looking a little plain and worse for ware so i thought lets add some colour to it. I painted* up my little trinket box with flowers and the frame to my pin board to add a little extra to the room what do you think?

Its always so lovely to create something simple and functional and not have to spend alot to make it perfect, have you created something thrifty lately? 

There is a little Give away running over at Little chief Honeybee for a chance to win one of my  custom outfit illustration, would be lovely if you all had a little look.



  1. June 9, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    I love that colour, you've further reminded me that I need to paint my cork board that I bought, I keep forgetting! My dad finds stuff in skips too, although half the stuff falls apart 😛 bless him

    • June 9, 2012 / 5:35 pm

      aww bless your dad 🙂 oooh what colour are you going to paint your pin board? I would love to see it when its done 🙂 xx

  2. June 9, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    Love the colours! Those pictures were like a game of spot the difference (I'm not very observant haha).


    • June 10, 2012 / 7:58 pm

      haha i didn't even think of that maybe that should be a new post name haha xx

  3. June 9, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    Love the colours. Those pictures were like a game of Spot The Difference for me (I'm not very observant!).


  4. June 9, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    Awww I love this, you're so creative Ella!

    P.s. It's been great seeing loads of blog posts from you this week 🙂


    • June 10, 2012 / 7:58 pm

      thank you philippa i have had more time to share things which is the best feeling 🙂 x

  5. June 9, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    Ah, this looks so lovely. Really nice and bright! x

  6. June 9, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    That's such a lovely colour! I also love how you've painted the frame of the board behind you!

    Pip x

    • June 10, 2012 / 8:01 pm

      arrgh you noticed 🙂 i am so obsessed with turquoise at the moment x

  7. June 9, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    I love this Ella, you have definetly inspired me to do things like this 🙂

    • June 10, 2012 / 8:02 pm

      its always wonderful to get creative i'm glad i have inspired you hopefully you could share with us what you have created x

  8. June 9, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    They look amazing. Love the turquoise colour. And the pattern you painted would be amazing on fabric! x

    • June 10, 2012 / 8:02 pm

      thank you sweet, i plan to get some fabric made actually 🙂 x

  9. June 9, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    I love that colour! I'm always on the search for stuff from skips etc. In Norwich, where I am, people tend to put 'Free to a good home' signs on piles of stuff in their front garden. I've had some awesome stuff for free that way. Not sure if it's common anywhere else though! xx

    • June 10, 2012 / 8:03 pm

      we use to get honesty boxes and free things outside peoples houses when i was a student at falmouth. but we dont really get that in london 🙁 sounds great where you are xxx

  10. June 9, 2012 / 10:29 pm

    Such a great idea love and I should do the same with my spice rack that I have in my room, which holds my rock specimens and other little trinkets.

    • June 10, 2012 / 8:03 pm

      ooo colourful spice rack 🙂 sounds lovely xx

  11. June 9, 2012 / 10:55 pm

    I love how it turned out, what a difference a little paint can make! 🙂

    • June 10, 2012 / 8:04 pm

      definitely, it really does make and impact and makes me smile when i look at it 🙂 x

    • June 10, 2012 / 8:04 pm

      it really does and it is so simple 🙂 thank you lovely xx

  12. June 10, 2012 / 7:22 am

    It turned out great! Love it.

    p.s. – Love your blog. 🙂

    • June 10, 2012 / 8:05 pm

      aww thank you marianna so wonderful of you to say 🙂 xx

  13. June 11, 2012 / 12:40 am

    Great colour you chose, I just adored the whole arrangement ^^

  14. June 11, 2012 / 2:33 am

    I love the color you chose! I've been trying to find new *inexpensive* ways to pretty up my apartment with crafty stuff. Most recently I made some cute magnets for my frigde…I'm planning on sharing a DIY post about them this week 🙂

  15. June 11, 2012 / 2:28 pm

    I love the little pop of color!! and I am totally keeping my fingers + toes crossed I win the giveaway you are having on Kaelah's blog!!! 🙂

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