Monday, November 8, 2010

My Hallway

I can't believe that after somewhat of a break from posting all I can come up with is my hallway - but there you have it.



When we bought our house it was painted a very yellow-cream throughout. I have almost eradicated the cream with Dulux White on White with the exception of the aluminium joinery (argh).



I got Jake, my 16yo, to give me a hand with the final paint of the hallway before prettying it up with some of my amateur artworks.




New handles







Pretty mirror which helps open up the space.





Pretty light fittings which are diy so no electrician needed.





My wavey canvas made with some material I found at Bunnings that is normally used in the plumbing trade.





My 3 Koru made using tile adhesive to give lots of texture.





My Planet painting.






I used a hair comb to get the textured effect I was after.








...and finally an artwork done by my 13 year old daughter which will grace the wall as soon as I get it framed. She has been enjoying Art lessons but sadly her teacher is unable to continue with after-school lessons. She said of one of Danneke's watercolours that she had used the same technique as an artist and was most impressed with her work.










I have 2 great blogs to recommend to you all....


I'd love to do a big rave about Suzy and Meg's blogs but I have to dash off and get the kids from school so do yourself a favour and go visit them :o)



25 comments:

Restyled Vintage said...

Your hallway looks great, Ange. Love the big mirror, did you paint it or did you buy it like that?

My son is named Jake too, but he is only 4 (or as he says 'boor', lol)

xx Karen

Kerri said...

Looks great Ange, and love your artwork - very clever! Happy to see any of your lovely home, so welcome back to blogging. K xx

Elements said...

Very clever artwork, well done and not "just your entry".... cos your entry looks fantastic.
Love the plumbing artwork.....Glad your back blogging...sometimes a break is necessary.;)

Trish said...

Lovely to see you back Ange :-)
Your hallway looks great, I love your artwork...your daughter is a great artist as well.
have a great week!!

Lisa said...

Great to see ou back Ange. Loving your new hallway you clever little duckkie, and your daughter even a cleverer little duckkie!!!

laura said...

Hi Ange, what a gorgeous job on your hallway, I especially love your mirror! And your artwork is great - so original! Great work from your very talented daughter too!!
hugs, Laura c xxx

Erica @ Decorica said...

Ange, your art is amazing and your hall looks like a gallery! Very well done!

Karyn said...

Ive been checking every day to see where you are, well you have been busy. You are getting more & more clever every day. Love your daughters art work , my 8 year old does art classes (painting) sometimes I can only wish I could have done what she does when I was her age (or even now).
Karyn x
P.S Still havent painted my sideboard , just waiting for the tradies to finish some work (well thats my excuse for not starting yet)

Blondie's Journal said...

How talented you are...I love your artwork! Very original and perfect for your hallway! Let's see more!

XO,
Jane

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

I love all your custom touches Ange. And your daughter's artwork is amazing. Thanks for the links to those new blogs!

Tara said...

Your daughter is so talented..Love the light fitting.I have a Jake as well..xx

theoldboathouse said...

Looks fantastic my dear. Very clever and very elegant but still fun. Your daughter is very talented you will have to repsot when you have her pic framed, cheers Katherine

Bayside Rose said...

Ange, your hallway looks amazing and looks even more special because of your own artwork. You are so taleted!
Pam x

Raine and Sage said...

Ange you really are an artist. So original and creative. Love the use of plumbing supplies for wall art, what a novel idea. Your daughter has clearly inherited the 'creative' gene from you. x Glad you're supporting Megs, she is also a creative girl. :)

brismod said...

It all looks great but your daughter's landscape is fabulous! x

McCarthy Designs said...

Your hallway looks fabulous Ange. I am so impressed with all of your artwork, it looks great! xx

Jesse said...

Love the lighting and your art!

xx
goodgirlgoneglad.com

Meg and Mum's said...

Your art is fantastic Ange! And the kids' rooms are just adorable. You've inspired me! :)

Kellie Collis said...

Your hallway looks gorgeous! I'm loving your wavey canvas! Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

Jennifer Rizzo said...

It looks fantastic! I love your artwork!

Janean said...

you have a clever eye for art. i adore people using common medium for artwork. great, great job!!

Hazel Williams said...

Your hallway looks like an art gallery now.. and your daughter is truly gifted!! Thank you for the blog recommendations too!

:) Hazel
Hazel Loves Design

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi Ange,
You have such unique pieces all over! How creative you are. Yea, I wish I could take a trip over there!!
Thanks for the sweet words.
Kelly
ps...I love the distressed cabinet you refurbished. Wonderful job!

Trish said...

Hey Ange, hope you don't mind, I have given your blog a bit of a plug in my latest post.
Cheers

Belle Inspirations said...

Thanks Ange, I hope to inspire you and many others, I see you do upholstery I am in need of someone on the gold coast to upholster some chairs in some glorious warwick fabric. Love your blog!