“Leather” Upholstered Mini Drawer Set Hack

Leather Mini Card File Drawer Hack

At the risk of coming across as someone slightly obsessed with mini drawers, here’s another little drawer hack. My mum actually picked up this small drawer set for $12 from Kmart a few weeks back. She mentioned she was planning on doing ‘something’ with it, then I kinda stole it so I could do ‘something’ ....Continue reading….

Re-Love Project…before and after

Hexagon Armoire Makeover

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 eight design personalities “re-love” a neglected item of furniture ....Continue reading….

Abstract Art Tutorial

Abstract Art Tutorial

Okay, here it is. Just in case you missed it, in this recent post I innocently posed the question of an abstract art tutorial following the surprising success of my own flukey attempt. I thought there might be a little interest though the response was actually overwhelming! Seems abstract art tutorials are in high demand. ....Continue reading….

Create Your Own FREE Art Paintings (from photographs)!

How to Convert Photos into Art

In keeping with my completely, absolutely, totally not weird obsession with budget-friendly wall art I wanted to share a really cool and easy way to create your very own custom ‘paintings’. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the concept of digitally turning photos into paintings, and maybe some of you have already played ....Continue reading….

Easy DIY Lantern Lamp

DIY Convert a Lantern to a Lamp

A few months back my mum mentioned she was looking for a new bedside lamp to grace the guest room at her beach house. Well, actually, that’s not entirely accurate. When I say “looking for” I really mean “dreaming up”, and when I say “new” I really mean “not new at all” because, like me, ....Continue reading….

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….

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….

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….

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….

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….