Listen to the rain

Let it soothe your spirit. Smell the freshness. Hear the patterns. See the cleansing. The way trees and plants drink it in. Feel the renewal.

-Patrick Lindsay




Thursday, 27 March 2014

Bee happy ..... visit France

I had to share these rooms with you, they were too gorgeous not to!
 
Been to France for a couple of long weekends and these were the rooms we had in different chateaus.
 
Beautiful!
 
 
Red and white toile.

 
Reception area of the hotel.

 
Blue and white toile with cream linens.
 
My idea of heaven!
 
Bee happy x

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Monday, 17 February 2014

Bee happy ....... finished stool makeover

My stool makeover has been successful at last!
 
If you remember the screw was peaking out on top which I covered with tape.
 
Unfortunately the napkins weren't thick enough to cover this tape and would need many several more layers to work.
 
 
I had an idea of using red and white spot fabric instead which worked perfectly and covered the tape really well.

 
I cut the fabric to size and put mod podge over the stool and put the fabric over.

 
I put mod podge around the edges of the stool but didn't use it on top of the fabric so it didn't look too shiny. But at least the edges of the fabric shouldn't lift up where they have been folded under.


 
I am really pleased with the finished stool and it goes really well in Mr Happy's office with the red, white and blue theme :)
 
Bee happy x

Monday, 10 February 2014

Bee happy ...... update a stool

We have this twisty wooden stool which is so handy but it has been fixed several times.
 
The screw in the top is appearing through again so I decided to finally do something about it.
 


 
I put some gaffer tape on the top of the screw so hopefully it shouldn't come through too quickly and got out my Mod Podge and some spotty napkins.

 
I'll let you know what the finished stool looks like!
 
Bee happy x

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Bee happy ..... suitcase makeover

I was lucky enough to win this cute vintage suitcase on eBay a little while ago :)
 
 
The insides were in a bit of a state with peeling paper so I decided to give it a little make over to cheer it up.

 
I had this tissue paper from Paperchase so decided to use this.

 
I cut strips of the tissue paper and used Mod Podge to glue into place and then varnished over the top of the paper too for protection.




 
I love the insides of my suitcase now and smile every time I open it :)
 
Bee happy x

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Bee happy ..... birthday giveaway winners and monthly subscriptions

At Bee happy home and accessories we have started monthly subscriptions to treat yourself or a friend to either stationery or home accessories products.
 
You can sign up to just one month or 3 months at the moment and each month you will receive a surprise gift.
 
At the moment the products included are Sass and Belle.
 


 
 
Anyway, onto the blog birthday ribbon giveaway ......
 
 
 
Thank to you everyone who entered, 2 names have now been picked out of the hat and I have added a couple of extra items to the giveaway but this is a surprise for the winners.
 
The ribbons are black, red and white mixed with several meters included so the winners will be able to make great use of them :)
 
I would love to see how the ribbons have been used when you get crafting!
 
So the winners of the ribbon packs are :
 
Mary Jane's Tearoom
 
Crafty Gifts and Cards
 
If you could both email me your details and I will get your ribbons posted out to you :)
 
 
Thanks again to all that entered.
 
Bee happy x