How To: Free Art Printables: Finding, Setting-Up & Printing Large-Scale Images

Customising & Printing Large-Scale Images

PART III: SETTING-UP & PRINTING LARGE-SCALE IMAGES This is the final post in a three part series. Post one covered understanding and editing free printables. Post two covered setting-up and printing images at home. In my opinion, wall décor can be one of the most important aesthetic components in a space. It generally sits at ....Continue reading….

How To: Free Art Printables: Customising For At Home Printing (a complete tutorial)

How To Customise Free Printables

PART II: SETTING-UP FREE PRINTABLES FOR AT HOME PRINTING This is post two in a three part series. Post one covered understanding and editing free printables. Post three covers setting-up free printables (particularly those of large-scale) for professional printing. Aren’t we lucky? Thanks to some lovely, generous, sharing online folk, we have the ability to download ....Continue reading….

How To: Free Art Printables: Understanding & Editing…plus a Resource Directory

Free Art Printables

PART I: UNDERSTANDING & EDITING FREE PRINTABLES This is post one in a three part series.  Post two covers setting up images for at home printing.  Post three covers setting up images for professional printing. I think my love for DIY wall art was inherited. Or, at least, subconsciously imposed. Mum was always filling frames with images ....Continue reading….

How To: Converting Bi-Folds to Barn Doors (Before & After)

Bi-fold to Barn Door

This is the final post in a three part series covering the transformation of bi-folds into barn doors. You can read the first post here and the second post here. What a naughty blogger I’ve been – three whole weeks without a post! I am trying to publish more often, really I am, it’s just every now ....Continue reading….

How To: Christmas Advent Calendar Wall Chart (full tutorial with free printables!)

Advent Calendar Wall Chart

I love Christmas. It’s my favourite time of year. So, it seemed only fitting that my advent calendar should bring together a few more of my most fave things; wall charts, chalkboards, typography and bakers twine! The countdown to Christmas day isn’t something I’ve given much thought to since childhood, though now with little kids ....Continue reading….

How To: How to Add Decorative Trim to Door Frames

Dress Up Your Door Frames with Decorative Architraves

This is part two in a three post series covering the transformation of bi-folds into barn doors. You can read the first post here. When I was hunting down inspiration for the transformation of Charlotte’s bi-fold doors, I came across an old photo on a woodworking forum of some interior doors with decorative head trim. ....Continue reading….

How To: How to Heavily Distress Furniture (and a DIY Kid’s Table)

How To Distress Furniture

I have about a zillion project ideas whirring around in my brain at the mo’, though for now I’m still sloooowly grinding through my ‘To Do’ list for Charlotte’s bedroom. My most recently crossed-off project being this cute little table… I should probably mention that the ‘after’ shots were not actually taken in Charlotte’s room ....Continue reading….

How To: How I (usually) Finish Natural Timber Furniture

How To Finish Timber Furniture

I was gonna write this post in conjunction with the ‘before and after’ reveal of Charlotte’s new table (which was going to have a natural timber finish), though I kinda changed my mind about the look I was going for there, so instead I decided to write it with a more general focus (I’m still ....Continue reading….

How To: Easy DIY Narrow Floating Bookshelves (for behind a door)

Easy DIY Floating Narrow Bookshelves

As mentioned in my last post, I’m trying to capitalise on the modest proportions of Charlotte’s new little bedroom by making use of as much space as possible. This includes taking advantage of the often forgotten area behind the door. One of the first elements I envisaged for her room was a series of simple ....Continue reading….

How To: Create a Faux ‘Authentic’ Antique Brass Effect

Create a Faux 'Authentic' Antique Brass Effect

So, I know the post title is kinda an oxymoron though it actually does make some sense. You see, there are elements of both ‘actual’ and ‘artificial’ in my experimental process. Anyhoo, read on to see what the heck I’m on about… With a new baby due in (gulp!) just four weeks time (when did ....Continue reading….