home: made [ dipped spoons ]
Simple creative projects are great to make personal gifts, are fun with the kids and result in unique items for the home.
Items dipped in paint are hugely on trend right now with stores offering a variety of furniture and accessories with the ‘dipped in paint’ look. Anything from stools and coffee tables to vases and glasses can look great with splashes of colour. It’s an easy way to get highlights of present colour trends into an interior – currently popular is copper, neons and simple monochrome – either black or white.
Start small with an easy project of dipped wooden spoons. All you need is spray or paint, masking tape, a brush and to strengthen to allow washing use a sealing agent like acrylic sealer, shellac or paint in enamel paint instead.
Head to high street kitchen stores, IKEA, or supermarkets for cheap basic wooden spoons.
For simple tutorials try BespokeBride, BrightNest or LittleBitFunky.
home: nice price [ scales ]
Pink is a hot colour right now whether used in amongst a retro colour scheme in the home or sitting elegantly against a marble back drop with greys and pale lemon.
Update your kitchen with this set of retro scales from Wilkonsons (Wilkos) at just £6!
home: featured [ Nook ]
Nook is just charming, minimal and full of irresistible homewares. There are simple well made items, lots of classic kitchenalia and many beautiful, useful pieces for the home.
The store based in Stoke Newington, London, and also online, opened in 2012 by three friends. It’s a beautifully curated selection of pieces for each room in the house plus lovely extras like the ‘chocolate makers‘ department and they even offer a wedding list service.
Products are from the UK and beyond, with focus on strong design and being ‘built to last’. The ranges include pieces from designers and makers including James Brown, Baggu, Ferm Living and Hay.