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Free Nautical Printables

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Free Nautical Printables

After recently moved into a new house I was looking for some nautical inspired prints to fill up my walls. I came across some brilliant vintage images on a site called Graphics Fairy.

There are a number of vintage etchings and drawings to choose from so I decided on nine images as I wanted a nice symmetry.

These images can be printed on A4 or resized to any size. I used some inexpensive 10 x 8 white frames from Kmart for $6 each (bargain) and found that an A4 size fits in these with relatively little trimming, make sure your actual image opening size is 10 x 8.

Be sure to use a good quality paper, I used a watercolour A4 sized paper 180gsm. Normal photocopy paper wont give as nice a finish as a thicker paper.

I chose to change my print colour to Navy blue. This can easily be done in Windows live photo gallery. The attached download is in black as most people love black 🙂

Instructions below and download at the end of post x

Remove the frame stand from the back of the frame as this will allow the frame to sit flush against the wall when hanging.

Remove the frame stand from the back of the frame as this will allow the frame to sit flush against the wall when hanging.

Use the cardboard template from inside the frame as a guide to trim your print.

Use the cardboard template from inside the frame as a guide to trim your print.

Fit print and replace backing of frame.

Fit print and replace backing of frame.

Check your layout and spacing on the floor and when your happy with the arrangement hang your prints.

Check your layout and spacing on the floor and when your happy with the arrangement hang your prints.

Measure out and hang your prints using 3M adhesive picture hangers. These are easily removed if you need to adjust your print.

Measure out and hang your prints using 3M adhesive picture hangers. These are easily removed if you need to adjust your print.

The finished prints

The finished prints

Download images here:

Nautical Printables

Home Office Ideas

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Is your office the dumping ground for everything miscellaneous in your house? Good organisation is they key.
Check out some of these ideas for some home office make-over inspiration.

I have recently had an office clean out and incorporated some new Ikea office furniture, I’ll post the pics soon, its not quite ready yet 🙂

home office traditional by Polsky Perlstein Architects

home office traditional by Polsky Perlstein Architects

home office built in storage AMW Design Studio

home office built in storage AMW Design Studio

elegant home office by KL Interiors

elegant home office by KL Interiors

craft room office space by Collaborative Design Group-Architects & Interiors

craft room office space by Collaborative Design Group-Architects & Interiors

blackboard wall office by The Cross Design Interior Designers & Decorators

blackboard wall office by The Cross Design Interior Designers & Decorators

Good use of wall home office by Robert Thomas Homes Architects & Building Designers

Good use of wall home office by Robert Thomas Homes Architects & Building Designers

Hidden office by Butter Lutz Interiors, LLC Interior Designers & Decorators

Hidden office by Butter Lutz Interiors, LLC Interior Designers & Decorators

office with a view by Merzbau Design Collective Architects & Building Designers

office with a view by Merzbau Design Collective Architects & Building Designers

studio shelving and office by Schmitt + Company/Poor House General Contractors

studio shelving and office by Schmitt + Company/Poor House General Contractors

Screening Alfresco Areas

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In the U.S. screened in patio’s or screen rooms have always been around. I can’t help but wonder why they haven’t caught on here in Australia considering that the size of some of our insect friends can be quite scary.
What do you think would you screen in an entire alfresco area or is this not for you?

Waterside screen room

Waterside screen room

A frame screen room

A frame screen room

screen room 2

multi zone screen room

multi zone screen room

Hamptons style house screen room

Hamptons style house screen room

Ikea Hacks

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I love IKEA. I could easily furnish my whole house from this one store alone, so it was while searching the IKEA site for some home office furniture that I came across a number of sites and pics that are dedicated to customising your IKEA purchase. These are termed IKEA Hacks.
At first I thought this was IKEA furniture idea heaven as the possibilities are endless, but be warned you will lose hours of your life once you search it and this won’t make your decision any easier.

Expedit Bench

Expedit Bench

Liatorp Cabinet Hack

Liatorp Cabinet Hack

Ikea Table Hack Bathroom Vanity

Ikea Table Hack Bathroom Vanity

Built in Hemnes Unit

Built in Hemnes Unit

IKEA Hemnes Desk with 2 x Hutches

IKEA Hemnes Desk with 2 x Hutches

Hemnes Office Hack

Hemnes Office Hack

Sources: http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=ikea%20hack

http://www.ikeahackers.net/

Outdoor Living

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Just in time for the Holiday season we have some new outdoor living lines on our website  www.urbanspice.com.au

Limited stocks of some lines so be quick.

New Season Alfresco Homewares

New Season Alfresco Homewares

 

Kitchen Design

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In what seems like a never ending saga we are finally due to start work on our new home and with this my thoughts have turned to kitchen design.

After previously having a contemporary look I am now looking forward to a more classic style of kitchen. I have fallen for a shaker style door panel and classic styling this time around.
This post is just a short list of my favourite kitchen looks.

Your style as well? or do you love modern style kitchens?

Kitchen with under bench wine rack.

Kitchen with under bench wine rack.

Contrast black kitchen island

Contrast black kitchen island

Classic black and white kitchen

Classic black and white kitchen

White classic kitchen with coloured ceiling and nautical lighting.

White classic kitchen with coloured ceiling and nautical lighting.

 

Shaker door panels

Shaker door panels

Coloured subway tile in classic kitchen

Coloured subway tile in classic kitchen

 

Black cabinetry

Black cabinetry

Halloween Decorating Ideas

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Halloween in Australia is getting bigger every year. Plan early this year with some of these easy ideas.

Check out some of the great inspiration below from Martha Stewart for some really easy craft ideas for Halloween. The kids are sure to love it.

I haven’t included the instructions because all of these are quite easy to make and further details can be found on marthastewart.com

pumpkin balloons

pumpkin balloons

Witch cupcakes

Witch cupcakes

Balloon-skeletons

Balloon-skeletons

pumpkin drinks cooler

pumpkin drinks cooler

paper bats

paper bats