"If there’s one thing we love at Mollie Makes, it’s a materials mash-up!
We wanted to give the bench a makeover that represented the personalities of our team, whilst paying homage to the creative brand we work on, so we knew it had to include: neon pink (our favourite colour), chunky stitching (we’re all about the yarn) and pom poms (because we believe everything should have a pom on it).
We used Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint (www.anniesloan.com) for the grey base, Rustoleum spray paints (www.rustoleumspraypaint.com) for the neon pink accents and gold drawer interior. We wanted to make the inside of the drawer feel like a bit of a treasure trove – ready to be filled with yarn, of course.
Our focus point, the cross stitched rose, is a design by Audrey Smit (www.thislittlestreet.com), which we stitched in bright tapestry yarns. We loved the idea of taking a technique traditionally reserved for fabrics and super-sizing it so it could be stitched directly onto wood.
Finally, we sprayed the handles white, wrapped them with yarn and decorated with a few pom poms before hitting the studio with our infamous pineapple decoration.
About Mollie Makes:
We are Mollie Makes - a lifestyle magazine for those who live creatively.
We bring you the latest crafting trends in easy-to-follow how-tos, encouraging you to adapt and share your own crafty spin on things. We celebrate creative industries and give up-and-coming designers their first platform. And above all, we aim to inspire you to live your best, artful life.
Creative endeavours are more than a day job for us. From choosing indie cushions and prints for our interiors pages to learning how to take beautiful photos for our Instagram feeds; we’re crafting along with you.
We love trying new things and being inspired by what you’re creating, wearing and blogging about, too. Come and meet us! (http://www.molliemakes.com/about/)