Re-Love Project…before and after

UPDATE If you’d like the chance to take this dresser home, the charity auction is now live. Click here to show your support and place a bid! It’s reveal time! And I’m super excited to finally share this realisation of a concept that’s been floating around in my head for a few years now. I had...…READ MORE

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

Easy DIY Faux Multi-Drawer Cabinet Hack…using peel and stick flooring!

Don’t you love it when an idea simply pops into your head? That’s just what happened with this sideboard makeover. I was about to cut down a sheet of thin plywood to create some faux drawer fronts when I suddenly stopped. “Hey, peel and stick floorboards are about the same thickness as this plywood”, I...…READ MORE

How to Create a Vintage Industrial Look on Furniture…using Chalk Paint & Black Wax

I love it when the launch of a new product provides the perfect excuse to tackle a well over-due project. Such was the case with the release of Black Wax by Annie Sloan. Teamed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in “Antibes Green” it seemed like the perfect way to jazz-up some blah file drawers I bought...…READ MORE

“New” Blue Cane Chairs…plus how to use a paint sprayer

Ever since painting my Chippendale desk chair….by hand…with a brush…over the course of several hours…a paint sprayer has been high on my ‘to buy’ list. Some of you may recall I have sprayed furniture in the past using our air compressor, though that big, noisy, heavy piece of equipment isn’t something I like to reach for too...…READ MORE

Re-Love Project…before & after

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 seven design personalities “re-love” a neglected item of furniture...…READ MORE

How to Stain Timber | A Video Tutorial

If you’re a regular visitor here, you may have read snippets about this “secret” project. Well, a few months back I was lucky to be invited to take part in and style a professional video tutorial for Feast Watson! It was like nothing I’ve ever done…and I loved it! I can’t thank Feast enough for...…READ MORE

An Impromptu Coastal Bedroom Makeover | Before & After

Yes, I’m aware there’s a partially complete room re-do I should probably be focusing my attention on, though I thought it might be fun to throw this surprise one in the mix (don’t question my logic :) As a massive bonus, this one is actually finished (and only took me one and a half days...…READ MORE

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...…READ MORE