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Making Eco Recycled & Upcycled Wind Chimes for your garden

Making Eco Recycled & Upcycled Wind Chimes for your garden

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 5th May 2014

Is your garden missing a little something?  Perhaps it’s the soothing tinkle of wind chimes!  Don’t worry if you’ve not yet become the proud owner of a set—they can easily be made right at home with items that are probably just laying around. For instance, wind chimes can be made by stringing up metallic objects so they strike each other and make a chiming sound.  Clever items such as tin cans, utensils, gears, even keys can be used.  You could even paint them with an eco-friendly paint and string them at different heights in order to make a piece that is beautiful as well as acoustically pleasing. If you’re more interested in the decorative aspects of wind chimes, you can make some really lovely mobiles with fun objects like coloured bottles, seashells an … read more
Awesome Decorative Natural Garden Stepping Stones

Awesome Decorative Natural Garden Stepping Stones

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 4th May 2014

We’ve all seen those beautiful decorative stepping stones that have jewels and designs, mosaics and cut-outs.  They really add a nice touch to any path, patio or garden.  Garden art can cost a lot of money, but you can quite simply make your own custom stepping stones without breaking the bank.  All you’ll need is some moulds, cement, sand, water and whichever decorations you choose to add. While round stepping stones are the most common, when you’re making your own, you can mould them in any shape you fancy.  There are pre-made moulds available in the shapes of flowers, butterflies, hearts, stars and much more.  You may also choose to decorate a paver while building a patio or foundation.Mix up your cement with water according to the directions.  Make sure i … read more
How to decorate lampshades easily and stay super eco friendly

How to decorate lampshades easily and stay super eco friendly

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 3rd May 2014

Lampshades are often overlooked as an opportunity to decorate, but they shouldn’t be!  Lamps are focal points that catch the eye and provide your light both day and night.  Many lamps come with plain white or off-white shades.  While they are the most versatile as far as fitting in to any home’s colour scheme, they aren’t adding anything extra to your décor.  Thankfully there’s a very easy fix for that - painting or decorating you lampshades! There are tonnes of ways to decorate lampshades, so do some research or draw up some ideas first.  Small, simple changes can have a huge impact on your whole room.  For example, painting the inside of a lampshade with gold spray paint casts a warm, yellow glow throughout the room which instantly ups the coziness vibe … read more
Preparing your Window Boxes for summer - Painting With Natural & Eco Friendly Paints

Preparing your Window Boxes for summer - Painting With Natural & Eco Friendly Paints

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 3rd May 2014

As the sun starts to peek out and the temperature slowly rises, the first thing on many people’s minds is gardening! Spring is the perfect time of year to be outside playing in the dirt. “What if I don’t have a garden to play in?” you ask… That’s where window boxes come in! Whether you’ve a balcony or merely a window, you can have your own contained flower bed right at your fingertips year-round. If you had plants in your window box last season, make sure to clean out their remains before starting your new arrangement. You might want to change out the soil completely, though you might get away with only changing half if the dirt has only been used for one prior planting. Window boxes look great with plants that spill over the front such as ivy or draping plants, textured fille … read more
The Bathroom of your Dreams - Do it this weekend!

The Bathroom of your Dreams - Do it this weekend!

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 10th Apr 2014

Giving your bathroom a makeover may not be as difficult or expensive as you fear! Nothing brightens and rejuvenates a space like a fresh coat of paint. The best part? Bathrooms are small so this is an easy weekend project that will yield immediate, stunning results!Bathrooms are often going to be humid and prone to mould, so choose wisely when deciding on paint and consider using a natural anti-mould system that will kill existing mould before you begin and that comes with a VOC free mould-inhibiting organic paint that will keep it from growing back.First, take down all decorations and wall hangings including towel bars, cabinet knobs and electrical outlet covers. Use painter’s tape to protect trim, and use drop cloths to protect floors, sink, tub and toilet. Before painting, mak … read more
Combining Colours in Your Home - You guide to help decide the best way to work with colour

Combining Colours in Your Home - You guide to help decide the best way to work with colour

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 8th Jan 2014

While choosing your main colour for a room is important, you will need additional colours in your palette to keep it from getting too mundane. So what sort of colour combinations should you try in order to add that zest you’ve been looking for? What colours work together to create a modern room, without being overpowering or garish? While the answers vary, we have a few suggestions on colour combinations that will add a chic flair that is guaranteed to raise eyebrows!The 60-30-10 RuleBefore deciding what colours to choose, it is important to familiarise yourself with this ratio: 60-30-10. This rule of thumb helps to balance out your colour palette and create a harmony in your room. Your main colour should take up approximate 60% of the room’s space to lay the groundwork for your atmospher … read more