How To: 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….

How To: 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….

How To: 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….

How To: 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: 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: 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….

How To: Re-Love Project…before & after

Map Drawer Cabinet DIY

This was such a rewarding project. If you’ve 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 designers “re-love” a neglected item of furniture ....Continue reading….

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….