I’ between big projects at the minute (aren’ I usually?) even though that doesn’ mean there isn’ something fun to share right now.

If you study my last submit, or if you stick to me through social media, you possibly presently know that I just joined Instagram. Finally!

The local community on there is soooo awesome and I’ discovered it remarkably motivating in terms of house tweaking. The idea of sharing anything new and diverse by way of a straightforward snap shot can make me way much more thrilled than it almost certainly must. Is that weird? Didn’ feel so.

So, I’ been happily enjoying vignettes and have even had fun getting some cute new price range-friendly equipment, a rarity for me at the moment.

A handful of weeks back I stumbled upon this fiddle leaf fig!

Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree | The Painted Hive

I know every guy and his puppy has a single now even though I’ wished a single for a few years and figured that prolificity (yes, I just created that word up – it has 5 syllables and sounds really fancy) appeared like a silly cause not to get one particular. They are nonetheless stunning. And, as an additional bonus this a single cost less than two zillion bucks! For anyone interested this child is about 80cm tall (floor to leading) and was \$45 from Wombat Gully Plant Farm in Geelong. I have no concept no matter whether they nevertheless have any in stock so maybe ring ahead if you prepare on dropping in there. The wicker basket was \$22 (on sale) from Spotlight.

Have you guys witnessed some of the amazing homewares Kmart is rocking at the mo’?

Science Flask

I picked up this great little conical flask for just \$four.

And Target is doing okay as well.

Vintage Vignette with Brass, Leather and Seagreen Demijohn | The Painted Hive

Couldn’ go previous this beautiful sea-green demijohn for only \$15. May possibly have to go back and get more 🙂 All of the other components in this vignette are thrifted. The leather case holds vintage binoculars and the wattle lends a nice Aussie really feel. Ahhh, really like me some layering!

And how about The Reject Shop? They have some genuinely wonderful buys in retailer for Mother’ Day.

Rose Gold Animal Heads | The Painted Hive

I snatched up these ceramic metallic animal heads for \$7 each. They have been supposed to be a present though I hung them in my entryway to take some pics and now I adore them so much I consider they may well have to stay. Against my vintage wallpaper they are a match created in heaven!

Metallic Rosegold Animal Heads | The Painted Hive

These animal heads are accessible in rose-gold as shown (named copper in-store however definitely more of a stunning rose-gold to me!) or silver and animals contain horse, rhino, canine and elephant.

And I definitely fell in love with this leather strap lantern for \$15 (from The Reject Shop also!).

Vintage Lantern Vignette | The Painted Hivev

It would also make a really cute vase and I adore it even far more right after studying the price of some comparable ones…

Glass and Leather Lanterns

1 | two | three | four
Clockwise from best left. Charges in \$AUD.

Huh? Crazy, right? I imply, I know I’ tight, however critically?


If you stick to me socially and have currently seen all this then I apologise for the repetition. 
I wished to share here for anyone who might have missed my social media posts and for individuals of you who merely don’ use social media. 

Plus, it’ just plain wonderful compiling every thing in a pretty tiny site publish 🙂


In other information, my Re-Love Task piece is coming along nicely!

I don’ want to reveal also considerably just however however I will say I’ stepping outdoors my comfort zone in terms of aesthetic. I hope the deviation from my usual design doesn’ disappoint you guys even though I’ loving the creative challenge and freedom! I’ share some sneak peeks in a potential post soon.




PS Thanks so considerably to everyone who left a pretty tiny comment on my Houzz interview. I was blown away by the sweet sentiments.

PPS I was also not too long ago interviewed by Porch. You can check that exciting post out right here.



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