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

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...…READ MORE

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

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...…READ MORE

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

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...…READ MORE

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

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...…READ MORE

How to Add Decorative Trim to Door Frames

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....…READ MORE

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

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...…READ MORE

How I (usually) Finish Natural 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...…READ MORE

Easy DIY Narrow Floating Bookshelves (for behind a door)

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...…READ MORE

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...…READ MORE

How To Paint Ceramic…Drum Stool Redo

Some of you may ‘member that back in early December I shared a mini makeover of my living room and as part of that little re-do I included a new side table in the form of a ceramic drum stool. The stool was originally black (which is, of course, a perfectly fine colour) though it was always...…READ MORE