Wednesday 25 March 2015

Easy Easter Nests

Hey Everyone,

Can you believe its nearly Easter? 

I'm never prepared early enough, but I made these super easy and quick Easter nests for the kids as a treat and now I'll have to make more for next weekend!

You need 3 ingredients for the nest!

Rice cereal, coconut and chocolate buttons

Melt the chocolate buttons in a bowl in the microwave, stir in the rice cereal and coconut. I always add small amounts of cereal and coconut at a time to the chocolate, making sure the chocolate coats evenly.

Press the mixture into a mould (I used my mini muffin tray) and set in the fridge.

Add the speckled eggs and voila!

Seriously, how cute are they? My kids just loved them and they were fun to make too.

Happy Easter!
Take care

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Thursday 5 March 2015

Modern Buffet Makeover

Hey Everyone,

Finally I'm sharing my buffet!! Only took a while right?

I spotted this Ikea beauty on a local Facebook page and quickly offered all my money!!! Sorry for the blurry pic - we wont discuss my awful cellphone!

 I had planned to wait a while before painting but inspiration struck and I couldn't stop myself!

I wanted a modern piece that still incorporated my favourite white but it also needed to fit in with the beachy look.

I knew I was going to use it to house the TV and decoder so we removed the 3 small drawers and Sean removed the drawer runners and built a shelf.

 I primed the entire piece before painting then painted two coats after the primer. It took a few coats here and there before I was happy with the final look

 I put the original hardware back on...

And distressed the edges ever so slightly...

Then a coat of polish and she was ready to go.

We decided to use her in the living room as a hold all and for the tv.

I am so happy with the end result and still cant believe how well the makeover went. I was fully expecting to have to repaint the whole thing white.

A before and after, just for fun!

Hope you all like it as much as I do, it perfectly matches my striped blanket box too

Take care

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