Charlottes Room: 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….

Charlottes Room: 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….

Charlottes Room: 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….

Charlottes Room: How to Add Decorative Trim to Door Frames

Dress Up Your Door Frames with Decorative Architraves

This is part two in a three post series covering the transformation of bi-folds into barn doors. You can read the first post here. When I was hunting down inspiration for the transformation of Charlotte’s bi-fold doors, I came across an old photo on a woodworking forum of some interior doors with decorative head trim. ....Continue reading….

Charlottes Room: Converting Bi-folds to Barn Doors (The Plan)

Bi-Folds to Barn Doors

I’ve coveted barn style doors for almost as long as I can remember. Something about their exposed hardware, diagonal trim and gracious nod to yesteryear just gets me. A few years back I tried quelling my desire for them with a simple barn door-esque update of my built-in master bedroom wardrobe… …though still my craving lingered. So, ....Continue reading….

Charlottes Room: How to Heavily Distress Furniture (and a DIY Kid’s Table)

How To Distress Furniture

I have about a zillion project ideas whirring around in my brain at the mo’, though for now I’m still sloooowly grinding through my ‘To Do’ list for Charlotte’s bedroom. My most recently crossed-off project being this cute little table… I should probably mention that the ‘after’ shots were not actually taken in Charlotte’s room ....Continue reading….

Charlottes Room: Easy DIY Narrow Floating Bookshelves (for behind a door)

Easy DIY Floating Narrow Bookshelves

As mentioned in my last post, I’m trying to capitalise on the modest proportions of Charlotte’s new little bedroom by making use of as much space as possible. This includes taking advantage of the often forgotten area behind the door. One of the first elements I envisaged for her room was a series of simple ....Continue reading….

Charlottes Room: A Plan for Charlotte’s ‘Big Girl’ Room

A Plan for Charlotte's Room

Every now and again, I get a question from a reader asking why I haven’t yet shared photos of my kitchen, bathroom and laundry. My usual response is generally along the lines of “because they’re pretty darn crappy”. Yep, I know it might seem hard to believe, though all of our ‘wet’ areas still remain ....Continue reading….

Charlottes Room: Create a Faux ‘Authentic’ Antique Brass Effect

Create a Faux 'Authentic' Antique Brass Effect

So, I know the post title is kinda an oxymoron though it actually does make some sense. You see, there are elements of both ‘actual’ and ‘artificial’ in my experimental process. Anyhoo, read on to see what the heck I’m on about… With a new baby due in (gulp!) just four weeks time (when did ....Continue reading….