Tolix Chairs for the Dining Room!

Have I mentioned my complex? The one about buying furniture brand new? Seriously, I mean complex. The whole concept is just an enigma to me. Don’t get me wrong though, I know second-hand is not always the best way to go though if I happen to spy you buying something so generic they sell one every five seconds on eBay for just fifty...…READ MORE

The Nursery Reveal!

Before Charlotte actually out-grows her cot I thought I’d better finish off her room! Well, for that reason and also cause it’s about time I finally shared it on my blog! Of course it would have been completed four months ago, before she actually arrived in the world, if it hadn’t been for my pesky eight week...…READ MORE

Faux Pressed Metal Brake Fluid Drum!

I was visiting my parents recently when I happened to glance over and see this beside their garage… Hmmm, a cruddy old brake fluid drum, how fascinating, right? Well, yes, I mean, it is cruddy and old and whilst I had probably looked at it a hundred times before for some reason that day I really saw it for...…READ MORE

Classic Dining Table Revamp

As I type there’s an infant attached to my boob so just a quick one today :-) I’ve had this boring pink-limed dining table for ages and finally got around to giving it a simple yet effective make-over. I originally picked it up for $10 off eBay. I wanted to give it it a sleek classic feel...…READ MORE

Coastal Map Covered Coffee Table

For the first time in a long time we were lucky enough to get away for a few days and spent last week at my parent’s beach house in St Leonards, which is on the Bellarine Peninsula along Australia’s south-eastern coast. I’d been looking forward to heading down there for ages. Yeah, sure, for the salty...…READ MORE

Chippy Painted Side Table

Is it too ambitious of me to hope there’s actually someone loyal enough they’re still around to read this post? I’m now nicely settled back in at home with beautiful baby Charlotte and between putting milk in one end and cleaning it up out of the other (plus spending way too long just gazing in wonder) I have...…READ MORE

Convert a Music Tripod into a Lamp

Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact I get to call Australia home, though a word of warning to anyone thinking of moving here (particularly if you’re a home DIY-aholic accustomed to a seemingly endless array of affordable and easily attainable supplies). Sure, we might have lovely weather (most of the time), beautiful beaches (almost exclusively) and kangaroos...…READ MORE

Rocking Chair for the Nursery

I have a confession to make; I’m not really much of a sewer. There, I’ve said it, and the truth is, I don’t even own a machine! I mean, I can do basic straight lines – like pillows and the like (as you may have seen in previous posts) – though ask me about slip...…READ MORE

DIY Repurposed Basket Ceiling Light

I know repurposed light shades aren’t exactly a new idea though I did kinda just make this one up as I went along. I really wanted a hanging pendant in the nursery though the ceiling is just too low so I instead opted to transform a standard batten fix (flush mount) light. I started with this cool...…READ MORE

Budget Living Room Makeover

Recently, I took up the creative challenge to help my Mum make-over her sitting room on a non-existent (and I mean ‘zero dollar’) budget. Course we did have a little more than zero dollars though we just wanted to see what we could come up with. Here’s the space before (quite a few years ago, complete...…READ MORE