Wednesday, December 30, 2009
the spring cleaning has resumed today as i'm trying to de-clutter my life, starting with my surroundings, in time for the new year. all i've managed so far, was to create this pleasant space in my office/creative area.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
spring cleaning has totally gotten me inspired to paint the kitchen cabinets and paint over the awful tiles that the previous owner put in. all i can picture is painting the kitchen cupboards this lovely minty vintage green, and matching the blinds which will be in pretty floral fabric. watch this space!
this is a guide on how to paint over ceramic tiles in a weekend...
Cut the cost
Rather than paying the expensive labour costs to replace tiles or melamine cupboards, you can simply give existing tiles a face-lift with a fresh coat of Plascon Tile or Melamine primers.
The process is easy:
Start by thoroughly cleaning all tiles or melamine surfaces with Polycell Sugar Soap to remove grease and dirt. Then apply a coat of Plascon Tile or Melamine Primer and allow 24 hours for it to dry.
The second step is to apply two coats of Plascon Velvaglo, a non-drip, heat, steam and stain resistant enamel, allowing each coat to dry in between. As it dries, the brush marks and ripples smooth out, resulting in a perfect finish that is easy to clean and maintain. Et Voila! A new look bathroom is achieved easily and professionally. For final touches, you can use Plascon Grout Pen, a unique product for filling in grout lines after the paint has been applied, to re-colour in grout lines to complete the look.
If you don't want to apply a solid coat of paint [over tiles and grout], apply thin automotive tape over the grout and peel off once the tiles have been painted. Use automotive rather than masking tape for this project, as the tape is available in thin strips and does not need to be cut to cover the grouted areas.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
even though i am leaving, beatnik bazaar is still open the whole day, so please pop round to de waterkant to pick up a special handmade gift for someone special in your life. call me if you're there and need directions! 079 5194979
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
hey guys, i'm selling my spare laptop that i never used (under ten times) with all the office software and stuff you could want...i could throw in some free music too, who knows, it is xmas after all. its r3200. mail me on email@example.com if you're interested! its in perfect condition, has a built in camera and you can google all the other acer travelmate specs.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
my friend and i are taking our sons camping in the wilderness up the west coast soon. this place is seriously remote. check it out! hope we find this waterfall...its only 100km's from namibia. i haven't driven that far before. hope the kids don't lose their minds...
the organizers of the award-winning neighbourgoods market in woodstock have created a retro-cool deli restaurant in albert road, woodstock, named superette. they describe it as a neighbourhood café where one can find an assortment of market produce and speciality foods. it's open daily for breakfast and lunch featuring seasonal fare from farm to plate.
i love their colour palette of grey and yellow tones, and their use of local design talent. their menu offers seriously fresh and delicious fare, for palatable prices and includes such delights as; Best Granola around with Camphill Yogurt and Superette’s Compote R25 for breakies,
and Pork Belly with Caramelised Onions and Roast Apples R45
Baby Spinach Salad with Edamame, Sprouts, Fennel and Cucumber or
Quinoa, Beluga Lentils with Broccoli for lunch, and baked cakes for dessert.
open monday to saturday from 8 till 4
218 albert road, woodstock, (just a few blocks form the biscuit mill.)
021 802 5525 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, December 21, 2009
here are some pictures from an etsy wishlist i've compiled. you can click on the names of each etsy designers shop below their pics, to link through to their websites.
the 'new' cape quarter extension on somerset road, on the de waterkant and green point border, is a chic open air mall where no expense has been spared in creating a classically stunning and intimate space. the carefully preserved facades of the heritage buildings that once occupied somerset road, now provide the unique entrance to the cape quarter. the centre of the mall is open, lending it a summery feel with bars and upmarket restaurants positioned in the open area of the mall, allowing one to dine al fresco style. the piazza style theme has been carried through from the original cape quarter, alongside the new extension. capetonian favourites such as 'lazari' coffee shop, have opened a second restaurant in cape quarter, as well as our most exciting interior stores including 'nap' and 'pierre cronje' having followed suit. the carefully selected choice of womens and mens fashion stores speak of the cape quarters overall upmarket feel. beatnik bazaar is located on the road above the original cape quarter, (waterkant) in a renovated victorian building, opposite origin coffee roastery on the corner of hudson and waterkant roads.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
i bought a hair ribbon from my friend, lauren, and realised, i had to have them in store as soon as possible. i've been wearing mine non stop since i bought it for someone else, and then couldn't resist using it myself!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
i've selected some of my fav's from one of the groups i belong to on flickr, named 'the colourful kitchen.' what i love about collecting vintage ceramics and tableware is that even if you don't see two of something, you can buy that one cup that you love, because either you'll find its partner someday, or grouped with other vintage cups, it won't look lonely. discarded pyrex dishes look beautiful when grouped together in matching colours or patterns, cake plates, candlesticks, kitchen canisters...they all look beautiful when grouped together in themes. so many stunning tea and coffee sets, crockery and bits and pieces have gone through my shop and i miss them all.