“Make It Over” and “Get It Made”

I’m really lucky to have had my home and projects featured in some printed magazines. There’s just something so lovely about their tangible nature and it’s always such an honour to see my work amongst the pages. The significance is never lost on me. I feel particularly proud of my latest feature. My very own...…READ MORE

Year in Review…and gratitude

I wanted to get this post up prior to the new year, though thanks to my glacial-like precipitancy, clearly that never happened (I better be careful or soon I’ll have to start signing my blog posts with an image of a sleeping sloth – yes, that’s right, not just any sloth, a sleeping one). At...…READ MORE

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a joyful yule! Thanks so much for your e-friendship in 2013.

Plush Rugs Giveaway: $400 Gift Certificate

You may have noticed that giveaways aren’t exactly common around here. I made the decision to be sparing with them because; 1) this is primarily a DIY decorating blog and the ethics nazi in me wants to keep the focus on just that, and 2) giveaways are pretty prolific in blogland already so standing out...…READ MORE

In Print

Once again, I am fortunate to have had a project of mine featured in Reloved Magazine! My DIY Customised Timber Knobs (from waaaay back in 2010 – an oldie but a goldie!) can be found on page 24 of the Autumn 2013 issue. A big thank you to editor Sally FitzGerald for thinking to include...…READ MORE

No Bake Candy Crumb Cake

I don’t usually post recipes on my blog. Well, actually, that’s not entirely accurate – I have never posted a recipe on my blog! Yet, here I am, posting a recipe that’s devoid of any actual cooking, and is for a cake that’s by no means an actual cake! You’ll all think that perhaps I should...…READ MORE

The Design Cookbook

A little while ago, I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by Kelly Edwards, who wanted to include two of my projects in her new publication, The Design Cookbook! My Hacked IKEA Drawers and Baking Canister Labels are both featured in this design guidebook which includes an array of inspirational DIY ‘recipes’. It’s still always a big treat to...…READ MORE

Hello, Remember Me?

My name’s Kristine. Apparently I’m the person who’s supposed to update this here blog on a semi-regular basis. Seems lately I’ve been a little distracted… …in a good way (I wish I could say Charlotte happily posed with her brother though the truth is I had to bribe her with the promise of a pink...…READ MORE

Reloved Magazine Feature

Recently, I was thrilled to have a project of mine included in the inaugural release of a new UK based magazine. Reloved is dedicated to all things upcycled (how awesome is that?) with an emphasis on bringing a practical, hands-on approach to the creative art of breathing new life into old, forgotten objects. Reloved can be purchased...…READ MORE

It’s a Boy!

Riley John Franklin arrived safely on the 24 March 2013 at 7.05pm weighing 7.7lbs (3.5kgs). He is absolutely perfect in every way (‘course I do have to think that though, don’t I?). I’ll spare you all the birth story (for nows, anyway :-) except to say that it was a 21 hour labour which all...…READ MORE