Telephone Table Bench Seat

You know those old-fashioned telephone tables? Like this one…. Most of them have good bones and smart lines (and can be found super-cheap!) and I’ve seen lots of them looking great once made-over though the utilitarian function is some-what defunct nowadays with everyone having cordless phones and the like so I thought I’d do a little re-purposing…. First, ....Continue reading….

Retro School Stools

Not sure about you, though typographics always seem to catch my eye. These stools were originally salvaged from an old secondary college where I assume they were used in woodwork class as most of them have what look like saw cuts, nail holes and chisel marks, not to mention the obligatory “Mark waz ere” and “Sharon ....Continue reading….

Cottage Chair Makeover

I bought four of these second-hand colonial carvers (advertised as dining chairs) for $5 each with visions of using them with my dining table. Though when I picked them up and saw them in person I knew straight away it was not to be….they were massive and waaay too imposing for my little dining space. So, they sat in my ....Continue reading….

Faux Plank Table Tutorial

Firstly, thanks to everyone for the lovely comments about my farmhouse dining table makeover. I received lots of questions, one being how I scored the top to create the impression of old planks. Given the amount of interest, I though I’d post a quick and easy tutorial. DISCLAIMER – I am not, nor have I ever been, a professional ....Continue reading….

Old Desk to Dining Table

This is one of my favourite transformations so far. Sure, it’s not very fancy and won’t blow your mind though I just adore the unpretentious lines and character-filled patina of this piece. Here’s the table before, looking very lonely and feeling sorry for itself: And now: Originally a teacher’s desk, this old table was missing its drawer and had quite a heavily ....Continue reading….

Industrial School Locker

I’ve mentioned previously my slightly obsessive adoration for industrial home accents and now here’s a little industrial style project of my very own! I know, probably not to everyone’s taste (and certainly much too cool to fit in at my little cottage) though I love the eclectic edge and character items like this can bring to a space. Here it is ....Continue reading….