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Combining Neutrals with Colour | Paint Inspiration

We’re looking for a neutral paint colour for our home interior at the moment, and while it’s hard enough to browse through all the shades of stone, beige and cream, it’s often harder to work out what colour goes best with neutral! Well, what I’ve learnt is that pretty much everything does – that’s a good thing.

One of my favourite websites (EVER!) is Design Seeds – dishing up gorgeous colour palettes on pretty much a daily basis. I’ve used their colour selector to find a nice neutral stone colour, and they gave me these amazing colour palettes that just go. I think I love this! Here’s to my visit to Plascon this weekend… will let you know how it goes! Be inspired x

Candle & Cranberry

Candle & Cranberry

Mocha & Cocoa

Mocha & Cocoa

Beige & Berry

Beige & Berry

Halo & Horse

Halo & Horse

Clarity & Candy

Clarity & Candy

Fur & Feather

Fur & Feather

Apple & Autumn

Apple & Autumn

Nice & Neutral

Nice & Neutral

Fierce & Fresh

Fierce & Fresh

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DIY for Your Home – Some Easy Examples

Ok, I just had to share some of these great DIY ideas – really clever, and fairly simple too. I keep collecting things like this so that when we move into a house I can start implementing them!

Here are a bunch of fantastic and easy to do DIY tips that have a really amazing effect and will get everyone else going ‘wow’ 🙂 Happy Wednesday!

Marbles in the Wooden Fence

Simply drill through your wooden fence and insert some colourful marbles – what a great effect when the sun shines through! Make sure your neighbours are ok with this though 🙂

Marbles in the Wooden Fence | source gardendrama.wordpress.com

Spraypainting a Vintage Metal Chair

Simply clean the surface of the chair with a stiff wire brush to remove any rust, then wipe down with a cloth. Spray with metal primer and let dry, Then apply several thin coats of a rust inhibitor paint. Spray lightly to avoid drip marks!

Spraypainting a Vintage Metal Chair | source Fresh Home Ideas

Cutlery Holder to Printer Tray

Revamp! remove extra slats where necessary, give a coat of paint & cover in patterned fabric or pretty paper. Add hooks and hang on the wall! Place your favourite knickknack and admire 🙂

Cutlery Holder to Printer Tray | source Going Home to Roost

Wine Bar Shelving

Use wooden fruit crates to create a shelving solution for wine bottles! glue and nail together and fix to a wall for extra support. You can also simply stack together and move around when you want. Display your wine collection proudly!

Wine Bar Shelving | source Pinterest

River Rock Boot Tray

Buy a metal tray with high edges and fill with smooth white ‘river’ stones – you can get this at your local hardware shop. Place dirty or wet boots here to dry! Easy to clean too 🙂

River Rock Boot Tray | source Martha Stewart