Today I have been looking back at last years blogging, sometimes done a bit intermittently I must admit, and noticed that the most popular posts always seem to be the DIY ones, so here is a round up of the ones that still get the most hits, and I only hope that as a result there are many Ikea hacks, Plaster Flowers and No-sew curtain pelmets floating out there now! More DIY ideas coming soon as I tackle a spare bedroom in the coming months.
Click on the photos to take you to the posts and tutorials…
DIY Plaster of Paris Flowers
No-Sew Curtain pelmets
Ikea Hack Bookcase
Ikea Hacked Bookcase
Slate Effect Painted Fireplace
Moppe Drawer Makeovers
Using Moppe drawers as wall art
Plaster Dipping and Plaster Sculptures
Over the past two weekends I have been teaching some classes for The Workshop Cabin in Bath in the wonders of plaster, (cue large amounts of hand cream as it is pretty brutal on the poor mitts). The Workshop Cabin put on really cool workshops, ranging from painting to photography to bookbinding and many more. Definitely check out their site for inspirational activities… I have my eye on the Pyrography workshop already.
Anyhow, over two Saturdays we built, planned, mixed, dipped, wrapped, made a mess, painted and mounted various works. The results are pretty great and I think that the participants were pleased with their results – the sculptures were especially amazing. An added bonus was that it was just before Valentine’s day, so the plaster flowers were put to good use as gifts for some lucky recipients.
All Photos courtesy of Heidi @ The Workshop Cabin
Everyone beavering away with their plaster
Plaster flowers drying
Happy Valentine pressies
Sculptures in progress
The final sculptures…
Final sculptures with bronze paint effects, and some very happy punters…eat your heart out Alberto Giacometti….!