How To Paint Ceramic…Drum Stool Redo

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 ....Continue reading….

Living Room Mini Makeover and Photo Shoot

Living Room Mini Makeover and Photo Shoot

As briefly mentioned in my last post, recently I spent a few days hurrying around the house replacing most of Charlotte’s strewn toys with pretty décor accents instead to shoot some of my rooms for inclusion in an upcoming blogger design book! I loved having the excuse to dress-up the house with, what is now, the otherwise ....Continue reading….

Living Room Update

Living Room Update

Beside delegation, the key to good time management is prioritisation, right? So, amongst caring for a seven month old, running a household, working on furniture revivals and design consultations and pretending to be a web developer, what’s another important task? Well, teaching yourself to juggle of course (yep, you read right, my current record is ....Continue reading….

Fern Study Prints with Free Printables!

Fern Study Prints with Free Printables

Do you ‘member I mentioned there had been lots of tissy-ing up going on over at my hive? Well, something I had been wanting to change for a while were the bird prints in my living room. Above is my living room as it was around 18 months ago. They are cute and I do like ....Continue reading….

Library Card Cabinet Upcycle

Library Card Cabinet Upcycle

Whada you do when you come across something you really love? Something for your home that you know there is no practical place or use for? Do you buy it just because? Just because you might never come across one again? Just because it was a really good price? Just because your mother’s sister’s second cousin Mavis ....Continue reading….

Distressed Coffee Table

Distressed Coffee Table

Update: Check out my complete distressed coffee table tutorial here. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been a very, very bad blogger of late (tist, tist to me). And whilst I wouldn’t be surprised if due to my month long hiatus there’s no-one still around here to actually be reading this right now, just ....Continue reading….

New Sofas Equals More Changes

New Sofas Equals More Changes

We were out window shopping the other day (I swear, I wasn’t going to actually buy anything) when we spotted some sofas on sale. There were two two-seaters in premium waxed leather (mmm, that’s the vintage-looking kind – love) on floor-stock clearance for $1800 (for both!). In top grade leather they are normally over $2000 each! This is them though our ....Continue reading….

The Makings of a Living Room

The Makings of a Living Room

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments about my little living room. It really made me feel all warm and fuzzy! Now, as promised, here are some details about how I achieved the look. SOFAS When we first moved in we had nothing to sit on for a while. Then we borrowed my now brother-in-laws bulky 70’s ....Continue reading….

Living Room Reveal

Living Room Reveal

On a crisp, sunny morning the french windows in our little living room greedily catch the first toasty beams of light and spread a gentle warmth throughout the space. When it’s cool and gloomy outside however, they frame a haunting view of dispersing mists rolling over the nearby hills. Either way, a sense of nostalgia is somehow born in ....Continue reading….