Sunday 3 July 2022

Finished Projects

We had another sad vintage frame that I gave some new life and a new look.

I filled up the missing Gusso with lots of various flowers. After that many layers of paint and a mirror, and it is ready to use.

No before photo of this one, it was just a sad wobbly little piece without a top. After sanding, painting and varnishing, I upholstered it with a vintage embroidery with matching side fabric and fun striped piping.

The embroidery was done on velvet, making it all soft. I love its vibrant colors.

I also completely restored this old cabinet, which used to be used to store food in.

,I replaced the rusty wires with new chicken wire, sanded the shelves that gotten dark from many years of use and dirt and also removed an ugly white paint that was done on top of its original green paint.
So happy to see it in its original glory so it can be used again for many years.

And another cute little ottoman, everything used for this one is vintage. The tapestry on top, the kilim on the side, the pouf's skeleton, the pompon trim and the lining fabric, all vintage.

With some love, eco friendly upcycling can be pretty gorgeous if you ask me :)

All pieces are available at StarHomeStudio.

Thursday 16 June 2022

Newly Listed: Pastel Crochet Squares Jacket

Pastel Crochet Squares Jacket, Tweed Jacket, Cardigan Knitwear Clothing US size 10 / 12 EU size 40 / 42 by StarsWear

rainbow baby wall art tree art girl room rainbow decor art pastel photos decor whimsical art photography tree wall art by TheGinghamOwl

France Travel Photography, Rainbow Umbrellas in France, Nursery Art, Children's Decor, Large Wall Art, Gallery Wall by GeorgiannaLane

Ferris wheel carnival art rainbow wall art decor art kids playroom art pastel bedroom art photography by TheGinghamOwl

Saturday 4 June 2022

Newly Listed: Sea Trio Ring


Sea Trio Ring Sea Urchin Brown Trio Ring with Pearl, Limpet Seashell and Sea urchin Nautical Beach Ring by StaroftheEast

Beach Photography, California Coastal Wall Art, Nature Photography, Beach Grass, Gray Brown Neutral Beach Decor by LupenGrainnePhoto

Jellyfish photography print /canvas, neutral beach decor, sea life underwater wall art bathroom bedroom by PhotographySpa

Sand Photography, beach photo beige cream light brown neutral wall art seashore print coastal photograph by CarolynCochrane

Sunday 29 May 2022

Some Finished Projects


I wanted to show off some special pieces that I finished lately. 

This huge headboard was a work in progress for ages, mainly because of the tedious job of removing the old dark brown paint and varnish. 

It is always the tasks you don't see that are the most work. Once the old paint was gone, the new paint work was fun and easy in comparison.

An old tapestry was used in the center, it has a nice thick foam so it is soft to sit against.

It is very large, for a king size bed, and makes an impressive statement. I hope to see where it ends up once sold. Available at StarHomeStudio.

This project was kind of spur of the moment, and I love it. Discovered two old Gesso frames in our storage, it had a lot of damage so couldn't be used as it was.

So I gave it a complete makeover. After reinforcing and fixing the frame itself, I filled up the missing Gesso with dimensional roses.

I then painted it all in purple, blue, magenta and orange.

I posted a Reel on Instagram where you can see better the before.

I'm loving the result and am going to tackle the second frame this week :)
Available at StarHomeStudio.

Saturday 21 May 2022

Newly Listed: Knitted Geometric Rainbow Scarf


Knitted Geometric Rainbow Scarf, Multicolor Wrap Scarf, kaleidoscope Scarf by StarsWear

Colorful abstract art prints are all by twoems

Thursday 12 May 2022

Some Finished Furniture Pieces


I've been pretty busy with some new furniture pieces lately. If you've seen my previous blogpost you might have seen the skirt made with a vintage gobelin tapestry. We've been making such skirts for years but never used it for furniture.

We decided to give these chairs a makeover with tapestries, and look how beautiful they turned out. A far cry from when I found them with fake thorn leather and wonky legs.

Each chair is done with different tapestries, making each unique but they do match together. Even though we did not use fairytale themed tapestries like we often do for skirts they still remind me of fairytales.

After all I think almost all old fairytales have woodland environments, little red riding hood meets the olf in the forest. Snowwhite finds the hut of the dwarfs in the forest, Hansel and Gretel also got lost in a forest so yes no wonder.

I'm utterly delighted with how they turned out and of course, the fact that I saved three chairs from ending up in the landfill is a very important bonus.

I'm curious where they'll end up, I'm sure they'll fancy any space up as they are beautiful from all sides.

All three are available among many other unique furniture pieces at StarHomeStudio.

Something that somehow took me 18 months to finish was this 1930s room divider. It had no fabric and the wood was in a bad shape.

The paint was stubborn and I ended up buying a new sander as our old one was just not up to the job. Somehow stuff came in between but I'm glad it is now finished and looking maybe even better than it originally was as I used a vintage kilim instead of some fabric.

I did not cover the backside of the Kilim so the many hours of work can be admired.
The wood looks like new after sanding for many hours, staining, and oiling as the wood was very dry. I wish I had the space for it, I would have kept it for myself if I did! Also available at StarHomeStudio.
You can see a short video of the various it steps it went through on my Instagram.

Thursday 21 April 2022

Newly Listed: Knitted Cardigan and Tapestry Skirt


The mossy green knitted cardigan and Little Red Riding Hood tapestry skirt look great together and are both available at StarsWear.

Sunny Forest Poster Trees Forest Landscape Photography Print Nature Photo Printable Wall Art Decor Woodland Wall by AmeliyART

California Redwood Trees, Pacific Northwest Wall Art, Redwood Forest Print, Nature Photography, Eureka California by BohoStylerStudio

Stag in the early morning sunlight, Deer Art Print, Buck, Woodland, Forest, Wildlife Photo, photo wall by DeadGoodArt

Monday 4 April 2022

Newly Listed: Embroidered Owl Bag


Embroidered Owl Bag, Little Kiss-lock purse, Vintage Embroidery, Floral, Linen, Kiss-lock by StarBags

Food Photography Persimmon Still Life Orange Fruit Art, Kitchen Wall Art Dining Room Art by LupenGrainnePhoto

France Photography - French Country Blue Door, Home Decor, Cottage with Roses, Large Wall Art by GeorgiannaLane

Water lily art impressionist art canvas art pastel floral art waterlilies art photo art nature prints by BrookeRyanPhoto

Wednesday 30 March 2022

Get the Look Vol. 22 Harry Potter version


As a big Harry Potter fan this blogpost is really late but I never realized we have so many Harry Potter style pieces in our shop! This scene from the first movie in the resctricted area of the Library at Hogwarts shows Harry with a lantern. I wonder if other HP fans purchased some of our lanterns as we sold quite a few.

(©2008 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R)

See? Our vintage brass lanterns fit right in! We still have a few left and some gas lamps and such as well, perfect for the magical world that has no electricity. Sadly the one in the movie breaks as Harry gets caught and drops it :)

This Trunk was from the fourth movie where the real professor Moody was locked up.

We have a similar looking trunk and it is actually big enough to fit someone in lol :)

Professor Snape's class room and potions storage room is full of bottles and glassware of which we have a few ourselves. Like this instant collection of pharmacy bottles.

And these spirit burners and old pharmacy tools also fit right in.

The beautiful pale green glassware pieces are just like vintage bottles and pharmacy glassware which we also have in the shop.

See our vintage bottles here.

Trunks are always a classic in Harry Potter, no modern suitcases in sight. We have a few beautiful vintage trunks and chests in the shop.

And beside bottles, cauldrons and fire there is no potion making without a good pestle and mortar to grind some tough ingredients.

Do you think our pieces would work well in a HP movie? And are you a fan too?
(©2008 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R)