Quick and Easy Robe Door Revamp

Firstly, thanks so much to everyone for all the baby well wishes – you guys are just too sweet :-) Now, on to some decorating stuff!!! I wanted to finally share the little face-lift I gave my master bedroom built-in robe. Remember how a little while ago I put out an S.O.S for some dummy strap hinges like ....Continue reading….

Cabinet Becomes Hideaway Office

Our hive has three bedrooms. The master, along with two other teeny ones currently awaiting revamps – one of which is more of a glorified cupboard (okay, so I’m exaggerating slightly though you get my drift, they are SMALL). So anyway, the slightly less small of the two currently holds, amongst many other things, this big free standing TV ....Continue reading….

Chalky Washed Armoire

Thanks so much for all the lovely comments about my bedroom revamp. One of the most mentioned and asked about items was the armoire. Well, ‘armoire’ is perhaps a tad too fancy, it’s just a plain free-standing robe really. It was funny to read all the different comments eluding to its colour. Most of you thought it ....Continue reading….

Make Your Own Throw Blanket

I gave up my search for a beautiful natural linen throw blanket a while back now. It wasn’t because I couldn’t find one for a reasonable price mind you, it was cause I couldn’t find one at ALL (though if I had I’m sure it would have cost a pretty penny anyways). From the get-go I wanted to include ....Continue reading….

Bamboo Faux Window Valance

Remember how I was planning to use all these…. ….to dress up the one (yes, just one) window in my bedroom? Well, it’s all finally up and I’m really happy with how it turned out….eventually. Sure, there may have been one or two ‘measure once, drill twice’ incidents and about three hours spent trying to ....Continue reading….

DIY Large Scale Printable Maps

So, while my bedroom makeover drags on and on at least I can share some insightful snippets of the journey thus far to (hopefully) keep you keen. I know a lot of you have been hanging out to know how I was going to create a massive wall map on a budget – cause, dang, those things ....Continue reading….

Starburst Twig Wreath

If you’ve read this blog more than just once you probably know I have a bit of a thing for using natural elements to decorate my home, and for a budget-savvy gal like me, there’s no better way of introducing this textural earthiness to a space than via a great-outdoors scavenger hunt. So, until money grows on trees, I’m taking my ....Continue reading….

DIY Customised Timber Knobs

Firstly, thanks so much to everyone for the lovely comments about my map cabinet makeover. I was seriously surprised and overwhelmed – you guys are just the best. There was a lot of interest in the compass knobs I created and some of you wanted to see a more in-depth tutorial on how to make them, so here ....Continue reading….

Ceiling Light Revamp

Question: What do you get when you take…. one kinda very ugly old light fixture, a can of black spray paint, some blingy old necklaces you wore once to a wedding three years ago, and an el-cheapo drum shade from Target? Answer: A pretty awesome ‘new’ glamorous ceiling light for under $20 – score! To ‘create’ this ....Continue reading….

Faux Plank Table Tutorial

Firstly, thanks to everyone for the lovely comments about my farmhouse dining table makeover. I received lots of questions, one being how I scored the top to create the impression of old planks. Given the amount of interest, I though I’d post a quick and easy tutorial. DISCLAIMER – I am not, nor have I ever been, a professional ....Continue reading….