Refurbished Dining Setting

Whilst not necessarily in-keeping with my usual style I knew this was a special find. A stunning 13 piece vintage Drexel dining setting comprising a table with three optional leaves, two carvers and ten standard dining chairs! The enormity and repetition involved in the refurbishment led to two years of steady procrastination, but hey, I...…READ MORE

Distressed Coffee Table

Update: Check out my complete distressed coffee table tutorial here. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been a very, very bad blogger of late (tist, tist to me). And whilst I wouldn’t be surprised if due to my month long hiatus there’s no-one still around here to actually be reading this right now, just...…READ MORE

Quick and Easy Robe Door Revamp

Firstly, thanks so much to everyone for all the baby well wishes – you guys are just too sweet :-) Now, on to some decorating stuff!!! I wanted to finally share the little face-lift I gave my master bedroom built-in robe. Remember how a little while ago I put out an S.O.S for some dummy strap hinges like...…READ MORE

Enhanced Natural Timber Furniture

Update: Check out how my timber furniture looks in my refreshed farmhouse style master bedroom here. Before I began my master bedroom revamp I knew I wanted some rustic timber to keep the space warm and grounded, however finding the right pieces to ‘restore’ rather than ‘refurb’ is easier said than done. We all know how easy and...…READ MORE

Distressed White Cabinet

Remember this little cabinet from my bedroom reveal? I reckon this early 1900’s cupboard was originally some kind of kitchen dry store or food safe though I picked it up for $60 off eBay knowing it would be a perfect new house for all our shoes. This was the simplest of makeovers. I really wanted to retain the chippy,...…READ MORE

Chalky Washed Armoire

Thanks so much for all the lovely comments about my bedroom revamp. One of the most mentioned and asked about items was the armoire. Well, ‘armoire’ is perhaps a tad too fancy, it’s just a plain free-standing robe really. It was funny to read all the different comments eluding to its colour. Most of you thought it...…READ MORE

The Painted Hive Master Bedroom

Update: Check out how my bedroom has evolved! View more recent posts here. Some interesting wall angles and the need for tonnes of storage really dictated the design for our master bedroom. Function and budget were high priorities so I decided to work ‘pretty’ around ‘practical’. The neutral palette combines loads of natural texture with vintage...…READ MORE

Tea Cart Sheet Music Revamp

Although I must admit I don’t actually have any tea trolleys in my home (hmmm, that might need to change) I do just love them. So when I spied this little guy on the curb I knew he’d be coming straight home with me. I gotta say that he did kinda just sit around for a while at first. I was...…READ MORE

Vintage Dresser Transformation

So, there’s cool vintage and then there’s not so cool vintage, right? Well, when I first saw this deco vanity it definitely sat in the latter category though just needed a little nudge to bump it to the former. It came to me for the bargain price of $0 – really, the things people just throw away. It was complete...…READ MORE

Nautical Cabinet Makeover

I found this cute little cupboard in the gutter. Needless to say within a few minutes it had magically teleported itself to the back of my car. I knew that with a little love someone would eventually prefer this little guy inside their home so got to work painting the body in rich ebony before distressing and sealing...…READ MORE