Easy DIY Lantern Lamp

DIY Convert a Lantern to a Lamp

A few months back my mum mentioned she was looking for a new bedside lamp to grace the guest room at her beach house. Well, actually, that’s not entirely accurate. When I say “looking for” I really mean “dreaming up”, and when I say “new” I really mean “not new at all” because, like me, ....Continue reading….

Quilt Cover Curtains…and a faux bamboo blind

There’s something about the large-scale use of bold patterns which scares me a bit. I know that probably sounds stupid (I mean, it’s just ‘stuff’ after all) though as a budget-concious DIY decorator with a decidedly fickle streak I think it’s the fear of expending a fair amount of both cash and time on something only ....Continue reading….

A Desk Lamp Becomes a Wall Light

Converting a Desk Lamp to a Wall Light

I’ve coveted adjustable arm wall lights from the first moment I saw one. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 To me there’s just something so desirable about their sculptural form and subtle industrial edge. That said, I never really envisioned actually using one in my own home. You see, despite the ....Continue reading….

Distressed Coffee Table (a revisit & rework)

Distressed Coffee Table

Every now and again I receive questions about past projects. It’s always a lovely surprise though also a tad embarrassing to be reminded that people still read my older stuff. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am proud of my humble beginnings and grateful for the path my callow bloggy pavers have laid, though ....Continue reading….

How to Upholster a Chair (attached seat pad method)

Attached Seat Pad Upholstery Tutorial

I actually completed this chair months ago (some of you may even remember I posted a sneak peek on Facebook) and have just been waiting for some spare time to sit down and write the tutorial and share it already. It’s a sweet little chair for Charlotte’s room (yes, I will get that space completed ....Continue reading….

How To Create Perfect Looking Curtain Folds

DIY Perfect Tab Top Curtains

Remember when I posted about my parent’s made-over bedroom (a month or so back now) and promised to share my tip for creating those neat looking curtain ripples? Well, here’s the little trick (in all its unspectacular glory) and how those lovely waves came to be… On the day of the photo shoot (of my ....Continue reading….

Re-Love Project…before & after

Map Drawer Cabinet DIY

This was such a rewarding project. If you’ve not new here, you’re probably aware of my involvement in the Re-Love Project and what it’s all about. For those of you who don’t know, in short it’s a Feast Watson campaign in collaboration with Salvos Stores which sees eight designers “re-love” a neglected item of furniture ....Continue reading….

A Master Bedroom Makeover

Classic Bedroom Refresh

Just as promised here is the reveal of my parent’s refreshed master bedroom! I know, crazy right? I must be getting efficient or something. I hope you were sitting down. Anyhoo, as eluded to in an earlier post, it’s not one of those “full-on” kinda makeovers though the change is still pretty substantial and mum ....Continue reading….

Flat Pack Hack: Chalkboard Faux Specimen Drawers

DIY Chalkboard Faux Multi-Drawer Dresser

Flat-Pack. Knock-Down. Ready-To-Assemble. Whatever you wanna call it, there’s no denying the practicality, affordability, versatility and accessibility of this very basic form of ‘boxed’ furniture. Unfortunately though, often times there’s also no denying the generic, cheap and mass-produced appearance – luckily, however, there is always hiding it! A little bit of elbow grease along with ....Continue reading….

Converting Bi-Folds to Barn Doors (Before & After)

Bi-fold to Barn Door

This is the final post in a three part series covering the transformation of bi-folds into barn doors. You can read the first post here and the second post here. What a naughty blogger I’ve been – three whole weeks without a post! I am trying to publish more often, really I am, it’s just every now ....Continue reading….