Trash to Treasure Vases…using Old Food Jars & Vintage Handbag Straps!

Who woulda thought an instant coffee jar wearing a belt could look so cute? Not me, if I’m honest. This was one of those experimental projects which could have gone one of two ways…epic fail or surprising success. Thankfully, it appears to have been the latter!   STEP 1  |  CLEAN JARS Of course, the...…READ MORE

The FREE Dining Room Reveal!

After lots of indecision, uncertainty, and sanding, it’s done! I questioned myself A LOT throughout this project, and it really wasn’t until I pulled everything together that I realised I had actually pulled everything off! In case you’ve missed my previous posts about this makeover, I was endeavoring to refresh my sister’s dining room for...…READ MORE

How to Make Hat & Sock Seats (AKA Paint Dipped Chairs)

When I mentioned to my son that I was planning on painting just the tops and bases of these chairs, I described it to him as giving them all hats and socks. I thought that was kind of cute until he went on to add that “the hats will eat the socks and then the chairs...…READ MORE

Easy Trash to Treasure Upcycle…using spray paint!

Every now and again I’m reminded just how amazing paint can be! Take this ramshackle collection of discarded “goodies”… Lovely, aren’t they? Let’s face it, ordinarily you wouldn’t look twice at any of this, right? The round board was the original top from the stool I hacked recently (it was just sitting in the shed...…READ MORE

Mother’s Day Outdoor Transformation | Live Video!

This was such a fun-daunting-exciting-scary makeover for me! If you follow me socially (on Facebook or Instagram) or are a blog subscriber, you’ve probably heard about this project – in fact, you may even have already seen it! Last weekend I was fortunate to have the opportunity to host a live video on Facebook centering...…READ MORE

Rustic DIY Stool Hack…using a $12 kids’ stool

Firstly, I have to express my gratitude for such an amazing response to my last post. Given I almost didn’t publish it I was completely overwhelmed by the comments and emails. Thank you all. When I shared my parent’s bathroom refresh last month many of you asked to see a tutorial for the kids’ stool hack....…READ MORE

How to Transform a House on a Budget

This is one post I thought I’d never publish. If you follow me socially (on Facebook or Instagram) you may have seen a sneak peek of this makeover and read about my reservations in sharing it here. Basically, this is my gran’s house which we suddenly needed to sell after she was moved into an...…READ MORE

Budget-Friendly DIY Bathroom Reveal!

I know it’s been a long time coming, though the most protracted bathroom makeover in history is ready for its close up…or wide angle…or medium range shot…or whatever sort of photo it takes to finally get this bleeping room up on the blog! There’s really no good reason it’s taken me several months to complete. I...…READ MORE

How To Make a Bed from a Head & Foot

Have you ever come across a really lovely (and super affordable) old bed only to pass it up because it was missing its rails and slats? That’s almost what I did when I was hunting for Riley’s “big boy bed”. You may have heard this story before… I stumbled upon an antique cotton reel bed...…READ MORE

DIY Book Holders Repurposed from Drawer Organisers

Around the same time I was designing the floating bookshelves for behind Charlotte’s bedroom door, I happened to notice some drawer tidies in Kmart. “You know what?” I remarked to my mum, who was shopping with me that day, “These would be good re-purposed as little bookshelves.” It’s funny how you think when you’re in...…READ MORE