DIY: 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: 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….

DIY: 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….

DIY: 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….

DIY: Distressed Coffee Table (a revisit & rework)

Distressed Coffee Table

Every now and again I receive questions about past projects. It’s always a lovely surprise though also a tad embarrassing to be reminded that people still read my older stuff. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am proud of my humble beginnings and grateful for the path my callow bloggy pavers have laid, though ....Continue reading….

DIY: 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….

DIY: Simple and Effective Wall Art (with free printables)

Free Printable Modern Black and White Art

If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have noticed that a few months back I created a new “Masculine Rooms” board. I was hunting down some style inspiration for my brother’s new house, and whilst I’m pretty certain its rooms will never grace the pages of a design magazine, the house is looking much ....Continue reading….

DIY: How To Create Perfect Looking Curtain Folds

DIY Perfect Tab Top Curtains

Remember when I posted about my parent’s made-over bedroom (a month or so back now) and promised to share my tip for creating those neat looking curtain ripples? Well, here’s the little trick (in all its unspectacular glory) and how those lovely waves came to be… On the day of the photo shoot (of my ....Continue reading….

DIY: Re-Love Project…before & after

Map Drawer Cabinet DIY

This was such a rewarding project. If you’ve 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 designers “re-love” a neglected item of furniture ....Continue reading….

DIY: Flat Pack Hack: Chalkboard Faux Specimen Drawers

DIY Chalkboard Faux Multi-Drawer Dresser

Flat-Pack. Knock-Down. Ready-To-Assemble. Whatever you wanna call it, there’s no denying the practicality, affordability, versatility and accessibility of this very basic form of ‘boxed’ furniture. Unfortunately though, often times there’s also no denying the generic, cheap and mass-produced appearance – luckily, however, there is always hiding it! A little bit of elbow grease along with ....Continue reading….