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Bookreview and Giveaway: Furniture Makeovers

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Good morning lovely readers, I am still enjoying vacation time in the Netherlands and am not posting  so regular as I normally do, but today I am very happy to have a book-review and Book GIVEAWAY for you just before the weekend starts.

Bloesem is part of a blogtour organized by Chronicle Books to help spread the word about this must-have book: Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair from Knack Studios. Photography by J. Aaron Greene and foreword by Holly Becker.

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Finally then… for all of you who had been hoping for guidance on how to restore, revamp and transform your vintage furniture finds…the wait is over… even for those of you blessed with two left hands (no offense, dear husband… ) furniture makeovers have never been this accessible and, simply, lots of fun to learn… enter Barb Blair with her new book Furniture Makeovers, published by Chronicle Books. Many of you will have come across Barb’s Knack Studio – a blog, studio and online shop full of furniture make over inspiration! 

As a keen collector of vintage furniture, it is great to get some hands-on advice, tips and tools, discovering clever tricks to personalize those special finds… even better, with my newly acquired make over knowledge (that is, after reading the book which I haven’t done yet…only browsed through the lovely images which are actually an excellent DIY manual by themselves…), there are no limits to what you can do with partially damaged, worn and torn or faded vintage pieces… come to think of it, someone should write a book on vintage ceramics makeovers, or perhaps I am getting carried away now… :)

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 - WIN a copy of Furniture Makeovers - 

Are you interested in the book ... sure you are ... well there are two ways of having a chance to win:

1.) just leave a comment below telling us about your makeover plans

2.) and/or leave a comment on Bloesem's Instagram tagging a friend at the same time for another.

This giveaway is CLOSED ,runs until Friday 2 August and the winner will be announced on Monday 5  August here on Bloesem Living.

WINNER IS HomeMarit at instagram

 - Good Luck ! - 

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ps. Jan shared one of the awasome DIY projects from the book over at poppytalk last week ... Using Découpage ... you know that age-old technique that was used centuries ago in places like France, China, and Russia.


Furniture Makeovers is available over at AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBound, or Chronicle Books.

All images are by Irene Hoofs, founder of Bloesem.

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on Pinterest: Father's Day by egg press

Eggpress_father'sday{1. linen notebook covers 2. Field Bed 3. Kent Combs, since 1777 4. happy dad's day card 5. Brass Bottle Opener  6. Tivoli Noise Canceling Headphones}

I remember walking into Kate's Paperie in New York in 1999 and saw the invitations and cards from egg-press ... instant love and it always stayed! To celebrate Father's day here on Bloesem I visited their pinterest board and agree with the happy papa things they sourced ...  

Happy Father's Day to all the great papa's in the world.

I miss mine still every day so I can only say cherish and spoil him while you can!

 

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Win wallpaper rolls

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Perhaps you don't want to miss this opportunity of winning two rolls of gorgeous wallpaper from Hibou Home

follow this link to BloesemKids

 

 

.. Hibou Home

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Mother's day Gift Tags from Bloesem for you

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My sons came home today from school with self-made presents for Sunday ... Mothers Day that is ... the excitement on their faces and happiness to surprise me made me feel very special as a mom.

But I am still a 'daughter' too and feel very lucky to have my mom with me here in Singapore at the moment ... so in honor of my mom and my love for her I made these tags for her presents... something self-made too :) 

If you haven't had time yet to make something and want to use these tags too, please feel absolutely free by downloading the template  .... and print the files. 

Wish you a very lovely weekend and hope to see you back on Monday. ~irene xoxo

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Win a ticket for Blogging Your Way E-course with decor8

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Do you wanna be a BLOG BOSS too? Or learn how to become one just Like Stefanie, Holly and me? Then sign up for the next Blogging Your Wayan awesome e-course founded by best-selling author, freelance journalist and stylist, Holly Becker from decor8.

Blog Boss is for those who know the basics of how blogging works (how to write a post, how to publish a post, how to add images to your posts, how to comment, etc.) but want to dig deeper into how to really think about blogging in a whole new way in order to enjoy it more, reach a broader audience and for personal growth and business success. 

Some of the topics 'Blog Boss' will be covering: 

* HOW TO deal with copycats, content theft, and other naughty people

* PINTEREST tips and tricks

* HOSTING 101: Meet ups, events, workshops and more!

* Overcoming BLOG ENVY

* Work Life Balance as a mom, wife, etc.

* BLOG Etiquette online and how to deal with people who have none!

My role will be more specifically about combining my life as a mother of two, living in different countries in the world and be a professional blogger. 

If you think this is just what you were waiting for then SIGN UP here! The three of us will be very happy to welcome you. 

Or WIN a FREE SEAT ($129.-) by leaving a comment below telling us what you would liketo learn during this         e-course. One person will be chosen randomly and announced next week on Wednesday 20 February.

WINNER IS: Sonia Barrigas

Your online teachers: Holly from decor8, Stefanie from ohhhmhhh and Irene from Bloesem 

..Blogging Your Way

 

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DIY | Give

Give a homemade gift ... here is lovely idea

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Hi everyone. We had some great feedback with this DIY project and would like to share some other ideas with you. Party brooch, party pack gift, party theme brooch? What's your pick? It would definitely make a thoughtful homemade gift. Explore different shapes other than balloons. Maybe a heart for your love ones this holiday season. Go to Bkids here for the tutorial.

 

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