Thursday, March 28, 2013

Birthdays, Beginnings, Butterflies & Bird Baths

The other day I had my Birthday and I got super spoilt! It was great of course! What I am really excited about are these metal stamps and tools that I received. I have been practicing and I can’t wait to begin creating. I have a lot of ideas! There are some exciting things happening over here at Kirsty Girl. Stay tuned!
Check out my gorgeous new bird bath too! It’s under my bird house.. can you spot it?
Linking up with: The Shabby Creek Cottage, No Minimalist Here, Share Your Cup, Green Willow Pond

Thursday, March 21, 2013

DIY Twine Wrapped Glass Jar

twine jar diy
I am such a saver of glass jars. Do you guys do that to? I have been experimenting with them recently and have a few projects to show you. This is my first though. I needed something like this for the bathroom and I didn’t want to sit just any old boring glass container on the bench. This is super easy to do. All you need is glue (I used wood glue), twine and any old glass that you have sitting around. I used a garlic jar, cleaned first of course! Paint on a thin layer of the glue using an old paint brush and slowly wrap the twine around the glass. Starting off is the only tricky bit, once you get it going it’s a breeze and will be finished in no time.
You could do this to practically anything, old tins, vases, anything you have handy that needs a re do!
Linking up to: Share Your Cup, No Minimalist Here, Time Washed, Savvy Southern Style, Primp Junktion, 504 Main, French Country Cottage, the Charm of Home, Common Ground, the Shabby Creek Cottage

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shabby Mail Holder

shabby french mail organiser
I couldn’t even tell you when I got this mail holder. It has been sitting around my junk bits ever since I was a little kid. It came to me as a completely blank canvas. Over the years it has been blue, green and now white. I painted it with a really old tube of white acrylic and sanded down the edges and corners. Now you can see all those old colours showing through. Not only does it look great in my new kitchen but it has been doing it’s job and tidying the bench up excellently!
shabby french mail organiser 2
Linking up with: Shabby Creek Cottage, No Minimalist Here, Savvy Southern Style, Primp Junktion, Time Washed, Diy Dreamer, Cozy Little House, 504 Main, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, French Country Cottage, the Charm of Home, Common Ground, Share Your Cup, Green Willow Pond

Thursday, March 7, 2013

1930’s Vintage Kitchen Dresser

1930s vintage kitchen dresser 2
Andi and I picked this baby up after finding it on Gumtree the other day. We weren’t after anything for this spot or a new cupboard but once I showed Andi, we both had to have it. After getting it home we scrubbed it down. The last person to paint it didn’t do a very good job and the paint work was sliding right off it. We may paint it again down the track but for now we’re just enjoying it as is. So is Duke. He will never sit still for a photo but he decided to pose for me. The dresser matches his eyes.
1930s vintage kitchen dresser 3
1930s vintage kitchen dresser
Yawn! Of course I love this shot. hehe