DIY Striped Wall Art

DIY Striped Wall Art | A Lovely Look

As I mentioned earlier this week we’re getting closer to our move. We’ve now got a lot of the big pieces sorted so I’m starting to think about art for the walls. I’ll be doing a gallery wall (or two) in the house, as well as hanging a few pieces on their own. We’re aiming to DIY a lot of items for the house ourselves – and art pieces are no exception to that. I’m a huge fan of stripes and lines so I created this piece based off that. The design of this DIY striped wall art is a great mix of fun and simple and can be easily personalised based on the colours you use. I wanted to use a lot of colour in mine as so far we’re really missing that in our décor plans.


Homeware Haul & Wishlist

With only a few weeks to go until settlement on our first home (fingers crossed) we’re fully in shopping mode! We’ve ordered our couches, dining table and chairs and our dishwasher. We’re now narrowing down our outdoor dining suite and ottoman, boring pieces like a heat pump and I’m lusting after a few ‘want’ pieces too. So I thought I’d share a homeware haul of what we’ve bought, as well as our wishlist of what we’re still to buy.


Homeware & Furniture Haul | A Lovely Look



Easter Chocolate Bark


After making chocolate bark last Halloween I’ve become a little in love with this sweet treat so I just had to make Easter chocolate bark! It’s easy to throw together with whatever you’ve got in your pantry – Easter eggs, marshmallows and M&Ms all work (you could even add in a salty flavour with pretzels or nuts!). It’s also really quick – you essentially just melt the chocolate, mix in the other ingredients and then chill until set.



Easter Egg Print


Easter has well and truly snuck up on me! There’s just over a week to go – which makes me rather shocked we’re almost a quarter through the year but it also makes me very excited! Between my new job, my surgery and the new house I am in need of a break! A long weekend full of chocolate, family and relaxing sounds idyllic! I’ve got a few Easter projects over the next week and we’re starting with this geometric egg print I designed.


Rose ‘My Lips but Better’ Lip Colours


Thanks to Kylie Jenner, nude 90s style lips is the It look at the moment. Everyone seems to be looking for that perfect lip product and method to get Kylie’s pout. While I am a Kardashian/Jenner fan, personally I love the trend because it’s so easy to wear. My take on this look is more rose and mauve than Kylie’s brown-based nudes. I tend to gravitate more towards ‘my lips but better’ colours than true nudes (although I have thrown a nude in here!). I love that no matter what outfit I’m wearing or how I’ve done the rest of my makeup I can still wear all of these shades.


St. Patrick’s Day Drink Stirrers



Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! My main goal in life is to create the life I want and have fun along the way. This is also the main focus of A Lovely Look; I want to inspire you to create the life you want through creativity, celebrating, DIY and – most importantly – following your dreams. For me, celebrating the traditional holidays like Christmas and Easter, as well as the fun ones like Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day are all part of what makes life fun. I love getting crafty, spending time with friends and just spreading joy, fun and kindness. So whether you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or not, I hope you have a wonderful day today doing things you love and working towards your dreams while having fun along the way.


Nut Candle Holder

DIY-Nut-Candle-HolderI have a lot of candles placed around the house – mostly church candles and scented Ecoya ones – but I wanted to incorporate some table candles. They give me an instant feeling of nostalgia and happiness. I have fond memories of them burning during family roasts. I’d been brainstorming ideas for candle holders for a while – I’ve got a few more coming up – when I was in my boyfriend’s workshop having a look through his tools and supplies as we chatted and he worked. Suddenly I got the idea to turn some nuts into candle holders!


Home Décor Books


The completion of our new house is getting closer, although we still don’t have a final date! We’re expecting it to be within the next 6-8 weeks though (please keep your fingers crossed for us) so we’re now reaching new levels of excitement!

In order to keep myself from going mad in this seemingly never-ending waiting game I’ve been searching for inspiration and planning our décor. You might remember I started looking on Pinterest over eight months ago but I then stopped for a while.

Lucky for me, my amazing family and friends bought me several home décor books for my birthday and Christmas. These two events were timed perfectly with the start of our build in December. I’ve spent many hours perusing them this summer and my head is now exploding with ideas. My plan is to now gather all my ideas and sort them into room plans and shopping lists – I’ve started a wishlist board on Pinterest which is rather handy!


St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art


A holiday or celebration isn’t complete without a little themed nail art. I love a good excuse to have some fun with makeup and nail polish – and St. Patrick’s Day is certainly a good excuse! For this nail art I wanted to do something quick and easy that focuses more on the colour green than the usual symbols and icons.






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