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….

“Leather” Upholstered Mini Drawer Set 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

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

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)!

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

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

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….