Updated Moroccan room with fake weathered flooring

Back in August 11 I posted about my Moroccan Palm Room – aka the little sunroom connecting the loungeroom to the balcony.

Well, 18 months and two dogs later and the carpet’s dishevelled and the flooring in need of a major overhaul. Thanks god for Bunnings!

I decided to go for a vinyl floor in a  weathered driftwood type woodtone. I much prefer the aged greyish look to the golden tone you see in much timber flooring. Keeping the moroccan feel, I took out a few palms and put in a comfy chair in which to sit, read and soak up the sun. Check it out:

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This day a year ago – DIY Leopard Print Hair

On December 8 last year I posted this DIY, and since it’s party season again, I present to you – How to get leopard print hair!

Here’s my DIY video where I show how I did the leopard print on my hair, by demonstrating on a wig.

It’s great for parties, clubs and gigs, whether punk, rockabilly, psychobilly or goth. Give it a go! It’s easy…

Did you try this in the past year?  Why not try it now?

DIY wallpaper project

I wanted to brighten up a chimney wall that’s in my kitchen/dining area. So I decided to try my hand for the first time at wallpapering.

It’s not that easy…first of all it wasn’t sticking  enough so I re-pasted the wall (some papers you paste the paper, others you paste the wall).  Then there was the effort of smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles. And before that was the measuring and marking on the wall to make sure it would hang straight. Oh, and removing the picture hook that the clock was hanging on and replacing it afterwards.

Anyway, here’s the before and after (complete with minpin):

 

The wallpaper is byEijffinger, which is a Dutch brand and quite expensive. But I bought a half-roll from an interiors shop that was closing down…it’s well worth checking out shops that are moving in case you can score bargains! Overall I’m pleased; the yellow-green echoes the colour of other walls in the dining area, even though the chimney breast is more coffee-coloured. And it has certainly injected a pop of vibrancy to the area!

I think next time I’ll pay a professional paper hanger though…especially when doing whole walls.  My skull wallpaper has just arrived (remember this post about gothic wallpaper)? so it’s next on the hit list. I’ll be sure to post the results. Have you ever tried your hand at wallpapering?

DIY Leopard Print Hair – the tutorial

Here’s my DIY video where I show how I did the leopard print on my hair, by demonstrating on a wig.

It’s great for parties, clubs and gigs, whether punk, rockabilly, psychobilly or goth. Give it a go! It’s easy…

Leopard Outfit post number twelvty! Icon-tokyo. Awesome leopard hair

Can a girl ever have too many leopard dresses and outfits? Hellz no! So here’s another – that I wore on Saturday night to Black Cherry.

You may perhaps notice the leopard hair I created to go with my outfit. Did I do it myself? Hellz yes!  Do you want to know how? Then stay tuned, as I’ll be doing a tutorial on it pronto. For now, here’s the outfit.

leopard hair

Leopard Dress – Icon, Tokyo
Leopard Corset – Gallery Serpentine
Fake fur stole – Sportsgirl
Teal platform shoes – RMK shoes
Necklace – Forever 21
Lipstick – “Captive” by Mac
Circle lenses – G&G BT, Pinky Paradise

      

I’d like to mention icon-tokyo, as they are a very cool brand that hardly ever gets mentioned. It has edgy gear like the outfit below:

I met the ‘icon’ bods at H.P. France ’s   Merry Go Land fashion event in Shinjuku, back in September (see my post here, and one by Alice et Peter Punk here). They were there in good company with Cannabis, Grimoire, Tarock, Wut and more. I saw and bought the blue leopard dress in the daytime, and when I went back for the night fashion show, I wore it!

Check out the icon-tokyo online shop , the icon-tokyo site, icon-tokyo twitter, or the blog (where, yes, I’m in a few early September entries).

And watch this space for the tutorial on how to do your own awesome leopard hair!