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DIY – Nail polish painted cutlery

Paint mismatching cutlery with nail polish and make it a set. The nail polish will give it an enamel look! @ By Wilma

As many of you already know I really like to shop at thrift stores. I like to find vintage stuff or just stuff that I would normally pay a lot of money for and now get for almost no money. But some stuff I found there just ask for some updating. Like these mismatching cutlery. I love the vintage style. The spoon looks like it’s a birthday spoon. There is a date on the back: 12-1-1942. If it was a gift at birth  than that makes this spoon over 70 years old! Love things like that. I only paid 10 Euro cents for each piece. To make it a set I have a very easy tutorial for you on how to paint the base of this cutlery with nail polish! Why nail polish you may ask? Well, it’s strong plus it gives the metal an enamel look. Love that!

Paint mismatching cutlery with nail polish and make it a set. The nail polish will give it an enamel look! @ By Wilma

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DIY, Kitchen

DIY – Vintage button bracelet

DIY - Vintage button bracelet

A little while ago I found two jars full of vintage buttons at the thrift store. Some of them are really beautiful and they were just asking for a DIY project to get used in. So I decided to make a vintage button bracelet.

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DIY, Fashion, Jewelry

Latest thrift store find: buttons!

Latest thriftstore find - Vintage buttons in jars

Ever since I was a little girl I really love buttons. When I was little my mother had a jar full of buttons that I loved to play with. Today I have jars of my own. One jar is unfortunately still missing after I moved in with my boyfriend last year. I don’t think I will ever have enough buttons. They are like a little addiction. They are so small and pretty… I just can’t have enough of them. Yesterday I found two jars filled with all kinds of vintage buttons at the thrift store. I just had to take them home with me. Aren’t they pretty?

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Thrift store

Love this – Wallpaper!

love this - wallpaper

Almost all the walls in my house will be white. But in my bedroom I want one wall with wallpaper. Lovely vintage style wallpaper. And maybe in the hallway to. And the spare bedroom.. Oh and maybe the craft room? That would be great to. But the problem is where do I begin? There are so many lovely vintage style and colorful wallpapers for sale. It’s hard to choose. Above you see a few of my favorites. But I might just wait until I have a little bit more money and then go for a weekend to Gent, Belgium. They have such a lovely wallpaper store there. With all kinds of vintage wallpapers. If you ever go to Gent you really have to visit it. It’s called Priem. XO Wilma

Wallpaper Priem, Gent
Picture via Planet Fur

From left to right:

1. Owls Of The British Isles Wallpaper
2. Blue Floral Wallpaper
3. Yellow Floral Wallpaper by Sanderson
4. Peony Wallpaper
5. Oshima Wallpaper
6. One Yard Vintage Pink Persuasion Wallpaper
7. Original retro wallpaper & vinyl wallcovering from the sixties
8. Pompom Wallpaper
9. Aqua Leaf Wallpaper

Interior Design, Love this

Thrift store find: Pretty vintage cooking pans!

Thrift store find: Pretty vintage cooking pans!

Now that I’m moving into my new home I know that I’m going to use my fabulous vintage stove very soon. I’m really looking forward to that. I love baking and I haven’t been able to do some proper baking in over a year! But that lovely vintage stove can’t go without some vintage cooking pans. So I bought some at the thrift store. It makes me so happy when I look at these pans. They are so pretty and colorful! The best thing is I bought them for about ten Euro’s in total. A lot less then if I would buy new ones. And these vintage cooking pans are looking so much better then today’s cooking pans! What do you think of them? XOXO Wilma

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Thrift store

DIY – Vintage serving tray chalkboard

DIY - Vintage serving tray chalkboard

I really like the look of vintage, metal serving trays. The only thing is that I never get to use them. I thought I could make something cool with it without losing character. This serving tray chalkboard is really stylish and perfect for displaying for example a menu. It’s not that hard to make, but it looks great!

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DIY, Interior Design

Big artwork with vintage teapot

artwork vintage teapot

I want a lot of white with splashes of color in my new interior. In order to do so I felt like I needed some colorful artwork. I bought two big canvasses  for the living room to get started. Because I love vintage tableware I decided to paint a big teapot on my first canvas. This teapot is kind of inspired on the Cathrineholm teapot. Not exactly the same, just inspired. I love how the colors turned out! The next painting is going to be all about teacups and is going to hang next to this one.

What do you think about this first painting? XOXO Wilma

Art, Interior Design