Over-Sized Heron Art | Huge High Resolution Free Printable!

After publishing the post about my DIY large-scale art a few weeks back, I received quite a few requests for a free printable version of my edited image. I did contemplate sharing it originally, though didn’t want to breach any copyright laws or kill my site’s bandwidth due to the large file size. I have ....Continue reading….

DIY Over-Sized Art from a Free Printable…and the picture frame that made me cry

UPDATE You can now download my full-size, high-resolution edited heron artwork as a FREE printable here. Before I get into how an inanimate object brought me to tears, let’s talk about this artwork. If you’ve been following along with the living-dining room makeover at my parent’s house, you might recall I was initially planning to ....Continue reading….

An Old Stool Meets a New Bread Board

Do you remember this charming antique piano stool? I picked it up a month or so back to use as a cute little side table in my parent’s living room. And, for obvious reasons, it was pretty affordable. I bought it for around $30 from eBay. A major flaw, like this annihilated seat, can seem ....Continue reading….

Linen Dresser Makeover

It feels like ages since I’ve put paintbrush to furniture. In fact, I’d even forgotten just how therapeutic it can be! If you’ve been following along with the makeover of my parent’s living-dining room then you’ll probably know the back-story to this dresser. BEFORE Sorry, not the greatest pic (taken from the eBay listing). For ....Continue reading….

A Restored Farmhouse Table

I’m not ashamed to admit I’m A LOT in love with this table. With its cute castor wheels…. With its gorgeous turned legs…. With its charming original hand crank… With its dents and dings and dimples which tell the story of its life…. And, maybe most so, with its wide kauri pine panels whose mild ....Continue reading….

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 ....Continue reading….

DIY Block Printing on Fabric

I’ve been in love with beautiful block printed textiles for ages now. I don’t know what started my slight obsession (let’s just blame Pinterest) though despite my adoration, up until a month or so ago, I didn’t actually own anything block printed (let’s just blame procrastination). A few years back (yes, years) I started looking ....Continue reading….

Easy DIY “Marble” Hearth…and a fireplace makeover

If you follow me socially, you may recall seeing a little snippet of this “marble” project already… Could you guess what I was making? Well, in all fairness, my use as a fireplace hearth is rather obscure and it could have been almost anything. From a tabletop, to a decorative bread board, to a wall ....Continue reading….

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 ....Continue reading….

Chalk Paint Tutorial (Distressed Vintage Style)

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….