Is there anything better than a DIY, while most of us are bunkered down? On the bright side of Covid (there are not too many bright sides) we have been able to take the days a little slower and tackle some projects around the house.
Its been the perfect time to give your home a little facelift and up the ante on your style game.
'CREATIVITY IS INTELLIGENCE HAVING FUN'
Mel is one of our favourite Interior Creatives. She shares her love of styling & isn't afraid to get her hands dirty on a DIY project. Her home is a thoughtful collection of vintage treasures from around the globe, which is complimented by her love of whites & neutrals.
I mean check out the curve on her niche walls would ya! Each nook filled with raw, rustic and bleached decor pieces, a perfect collection of sunkissed Mediterranean vibes.
We don't keep our love affair with bleach & raw quiet. Our most classic design is bleach so it makes sense that we get asked on the regular how we master this art. Whilst our team over the water are the real masters and some of the best in the biz, you too can tackle the sunkissed finish.
Those raw and rustic vibes have been trending in the interior style space for many laps around the sun. Eeek it wasn't our intention to make continued references about our glowing sphere of hot gas!
Styled by Caz nails the bleach vibes & is a familiar face at BHM Home.
We think you are going to love this project as its super easy and you should have most the things you will need in your laundry cupboard. Tis the sea-sun for a good ole DIY so glove up and get glowing! Ok promise that's the last of the sun puns.
Mel is your go to gal for DIY and finding treasures from marketplace & refinishing them in a palette of raws & neutrals. She is the style queen and has renovated her 90's home into something that belongs in a magazine (her house is actually in a magazine!)
Mel has shared an easy go to for bleaching small or large pieces at home. It might even be a piece that you have been putting off taking to the op shop or cant bring yourself to get rid of as it's been in the family for years. Here at BHM we are big fans of giving old pieces a second chance at life. Many of our products are from a bygone era finished in a neutral aesthetic to suit your home.
Enjoy this must do project!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Suitable sized bucket
BOWLS, CANDLE HOLDERS & SMALLER PIECES
Fill either your laundry sink, bathtub or bucket with a ratio of 3 parts water to 1 part household bleach
Submerge the item in the solution, leaving for 24 hours
When the item has lightened, remove from bleach, rinse with water and place in the sun to dry
- The piece must be fully submerged
- Repeat the process until you have achieved the look you want
- Add more bleach if needed
MIRRORS, STOOLS & LARGER PIECES
Place the piece outside on a drop sheet
Fill a regular spray bottle with half water & half bleach
Begin spraying the solution all over, totally saturating the piece. Tannins should run straight off
Leave out in the sun for 24 hours, hose then leave to completely dry
- For stubborn / darker pieces try spraying several times over 24 hours - For extra large pieces pour bleach onto a rag and wipe over the table, like you would when wiping it down - Repeat as many times as necessary - If the item has stain or varnish then you will need to sand first
- Wear gloves & a mask - Follow safety instructions on the back of the bleach label