As much as I like the beach house style, I like Parisian. From its history, culture, cuisine, style and steez- I am a French fan. And talking about countries that make me go weak on knees, Britain would be topping the list. Again! I’m fascinated by its history, the great poets that rose from its soil, the untamed meadows, cobbled roads, baker street, industrial docks, Hardy, Wordsworth and Coleridge, Thames, Hyacinths and of course, in terms of styling and decor, the English country style. Sometimes I am too lost as to how exactly should I style my house- all 3 appeals to me in equal intensity. But I guess it’s our old home palette is what constantly inspires me to keep it beach themed with touches of Parisian chic and hints of English Country. So far, so good!
My recent decor pang is French vintage bottles. The type that has old labels on it and are obnoxiously priced. But being me, quite obviously I would not spend money on it if I can achieve it. All it took was a beautiful bottle that Rohan saved from his trip, a couple of cartridge print outs, strong coffee concoction (roasted variety) and 2 minutes of microwave.
Ready for the Vintage French Bottle tutorial?
1st/: Brew yourself some coffee, pour in some in your cup and sip. Pour the rest in a wide basin with the broken seed powder.
2nd/: Take a print out of your favorite French label and get a print out
3rd/: Cut and trim your print out according to where you plan to place it
4th/: Soak your print out for about 6-10 minutes
5th/: Microwave your print out for 2 minutes (Note: after you have microwaved the paper, the texture will be quite crumbly. Handle with care)
(after microwave. Note the ragged edge)
6th/: Gently brush modge podge or any other clear drying glue on both side of the paper and position. (I advice glue on flip sides because this will prevent your paper from wear and tear)
7/: Now, you officially own a vintage French bottle that cost $0. or if we critically evaluate including electricity and labour $2.
And with so many dreamy glimpses, I’ll give you a true glimpse of my desk in words:
It now has loads and loads of print outs in French I dont understand!!! Love words when I cant read them.
To laces and lavender then!
What is your favorite country? What is that French piece you own that you absolutely love? Tell me tell me.
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