Cheap Ways To Step Up Your Blog Picture Game| MELIA MAY

Cheap Ways To Step Up Your Blog Picture Game| MELIA MAY

We’ve all been there. We’ve all struggled with taking good blog pictures. And it’s hard, These days, Not everyone can go out a buy a brand new £600 marble coffee table for a background, I know I can’t. Now a days blogging is a whole different ball game, Back in the day you could take your pictures in your mums front room on the flowery rug but the blogging world has changed and now it’s all about the perfect flatlays, White and marble backgrounds and the perfectly instagramable houses. Continue reading “Cheap Ways To Step Up Your Blog Picture Game| MELIA MAY”

DIY Geo Table and Mirror | How To

DIY Geo Table and Mirror | How To

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I have been very busy this weekend. If you don’t know, I moved out a few months back so we are still adding stuff to our house to make it more like a home. It was feeling a little bare after we took all the christmas dec’s down  so I got stuck in this weekend and did bit of DIYing. When we first moved in we were very kindly gifted a matching table and mirror from my aunty, Which was painted in grey chalk paint. I did like them that way however It wasn’t exactly my style so I went to B&Q this weekend and picked up some metallic gold furniture paint. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do apart from the fact I wanted to create a pattern on the table. I masked of a sorta geo pattern, (To be completely honest there was no planning I just stuck It on here, there and everywhere) until I was satisfied with it. I then gave the paint a little stir and painted away. I gave it just one coat because I wanted it to have a sort of rustic finish which Is what this paint is meant to do. It was really easy to work with and It dried super quick. Before It was dry I pulled the masking tape of because If It drys it may chip when you pull it off. It’s a little rough round the edges but I absolutely love how it turned out. It’s made a normal table into something different and eye-catching. It’s surprising what a tin of £5 paint can do! I do have a little tip if you want to try this yourself, I’d go over the design with masking tape twice because when I only did one, It seeped though and didn’t create really sharp lines, But I wasn’t really going for that look anyway. The next thing I wanted to revamp was my mirror which is above the fire place. I has planned on painted the whole thing gold, however I got half way round the frame and had a light bulb moment. I marked a line with masking tape each side, Making sure each one was in like with the other and painted up to that line. I actually love how it came out. I was so chuffed with it. It’s just changed the whole look of the room. I liked the gold that much I even painted a long mirror which was also gifted to me by a friend. It got to the point where Danny said ‘Is there anything else you want to paint gold?’ What can I say, It’s fun painting stuff.

 

 

Millie x