From Modern to Farmhouse | A File Cabinet Hack

For the past four or so years, all of Charlotte’s craft supplies have lived in a big plastic tub on the top shelf in her wardrobe. Aside from the fact her room has limited storage space which means we can’t be too picky about where things are housed, they were stowed away somewhat out of...…READ MORE

Easy DIY Ruler Drawer Pulls

I’ve been meaning to add handles to Charlotte’s under-bed toy boxes for a while now. At first I was going to use some simple metal pulls. Though that seemed a little bit boring. Then I was going to DIY some leather strap handles. Though that felt a tad too mature. Then I was going to...…READ MORE

An Easy and Effective Door Refresh

Hey guys! Just popping in with a quick update about some progress in Charlotte’s bedroom – it’s soooo nearly done now! If you follow me socially (on Instagram or Facebook) you may have already seen a little sneak peek of this door makeover. I tend to procrastinate over painting decisions though this time around I managed...…READ MORE

Super Affordable DIY Wall Decals…using clear sticker paper

If you follow me socially, you might have read that over the next week or two I’ve decided to focus on finally finishing my little girl’s bedroom! It’s been 90% done for the past two years though for some reason I’ve been struggling to get it “complete-complete”. If I’m honest, I’ve probably been putting-off sharing...…READ MORE

How to Create a “Vintage” Wire Basket from a Plastic Coated Caddy

I have a thing for old wire baskets. You? Well, if you do too it seems we’re not alone. Have you noticed how pricey they can be at old-wares stores and antique markets nowadays? Man! Anyhoo, after I shared this pic of Charlotte’s new bedroom shelves a few weeks back… …I received quite a few...…READ MORE

Acrylic & Brass Wall Shelves

I’ve been meaning to share this little project for ages. About six months back, I decided it was finally time to get something up on the blank wall above Charlotte’s desk. Initially, I’d been toying with the idea of a big chalkboard or over-sized art piece (like a vintage number chart or old world map)…...…READ MORE

A Famous Bird Illustration…and where to get your own (for FREE!)

If you follow me socially you may have already seen a little snippet of this project. I wasn’t going to dedicate a whole blog post to it, though in the end I decided it really does deserve one. Ages ago you might recall I published a post about the work of naturalist James John Audubon...…READ MORE

DIY Quote Art…and free printable sign!

Ever since spying a collection of antique-style typographic signs in a boutique homewares store a few years back my love for their understated appeal has done nothing but blossom. It seems the charm of these simple yet striking pieces also isn’t lost on others, as over the last few months I’ve been seeing them more...…READ MORE

DIY Custom Underbed Storage Boxes

A few weeks ago I finally got to drag the mish-mash of plastic tubs and cardboard boxes out from under Charlotte’s bed and roll in some new, perfectly proportioned timber drawers instead. Although original said “mish-mash” was jammed in there pretty tightly the additional storage these custom-sized drawers provide is amazing! When I first started planning the...…READ MORE

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...…READ MORE