Chalk Paint Tutorial (Distressed Vintage Style)

Antique Effect Distressed Chalk Paint Tutorial

Some of you may not know that when I started this blog, I was up-cycling and on-selling A LOT of furniture. It was a hobby. My second job of sorts. And I LOVED it. Though with the growth of my blog, and, more pertinently, the emergence of my little family, came the gradual demise of ....Continue reading….

“Leather” Upholstered Mini Drawer Set Hack

Leather Mini Card File Drawer Hack

At the risk of coming across as someone slightly obsessed with mini drawers, here’s another little drawer hack. My mum actually picked up this small drawer set for $12 from Kmart a few weeks back. She mentioned she was planning on doing ‘something’ with it, then I kinda stole it so I could do ‘something’ ....Continue reading….

Re-Love Project…before and after

Hexagon Armoire Makeover

I’m so excited to finally share this! If you’re not new here, you’re probably aware of my involvement in the Re-Love Project and what it’s all about. For those of you who don’t know, in short it’s a Feast Watson campaign in collaboration with Salvos Stores which sees eight design personalities “re-love” a neglected item of furniture ....Continue reading….

DIY Custom Underbed Storage Boxes

DIY Custom 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 ....Continue reading….

Abstract Art Tutorial

Abstract Art Tutorial

Okay, here it is. Just in case you missed it, in this recent post I innocently posed the question of an abstract art tutorial following the surprising success of my own flukey attempt. I thought there might be a little interest though the response was actually overwhelming! Seems abstract art tutorials are in high demand. ....Continue reading….

Create Your Own FREE Art Paintings (from photographs)!

How to Convert Photos into Art

In keeping with my completely, absolutely, totally not weird obsession with budget-friendly wall art I wanted to share a really cool and easy way to create your very own custom ‘paintings’. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the concept of digitally turning photos into paintings, and maybe some of you have already played ....Continue reading….

Easy DIY Lantern Lamp

DIY Convert a Lantern to a Lamp

A few months back my mum mentioned she was looking for a new bedside lamp to grace the guest room at her beach house. Well, actually, that’s not entirely accurate. When I say “looking for” I really mean “dreaming up”, and when I say “new” I really mean “not new at all” because, like me, ....Continue reading….

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 ....Continue reading….

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar Wall Chart

Christmas Advent Calendar

Just in case you’re wondering…yep, this is a re-post of my project from last year. I wanted to share it again, a little earlier on in November this time around, to give everyone a better chance of getting it completed before December 1st. I love Christmas. It’s my favourite time of year. So, it seemed ....Continue reading….

Free Printable Vintage Coastal Illustrations

Free Printable Coastal Illustrations

If you’re a Facebook friend, you might have seen a post of mine from last week featuring a collection of nautical images I created for a new gallery wall at my parent’s beach house. I found the original images on The Graphics Fairy then modified them slightly to suit my needs. Now, with permission from ....Continue reading….