Adding a lit­tle all-nat­u­ral glitz

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Feature -

The plas­ter on the in­ter­nal walls has a spe­cial, all-nat­u­ral ‘glitter’ ef­fect added to it, made us­ing a cof­fee grinder, a fine sieve and a pot scrub.

“I saw it in a Ja­panese tea house and I re­ally liked the look of it and asked what they did,” says Melissa. “They used straw so we added it into the plas­ter. I put it through a cof­fee grinder, then I put it through a cou­ple of sieves to make it re­ally fine, al­most glit­tery – slightly big­ger chunks than glitter.”

They then used a pot scrub to sand down the walls, re­veal­ing the lit­tle chips of straw, which give the walls a golden fleck ef­fect.

“It prob­a­bly would have been best to put it on the walls that get a bit more sun­light,” says Melissa. “You prob­a­bly wouldn’t no­tice it when you first walk in, we of­ten have to point it out.”

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