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

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