Super Affordable DIY Wall Decals…using clear sticker paper

If you follow me socially, you might have read that over the next week or two I’ve decided to focus on finally finishing my little girl’s bedroom! It’s been 90% done for the past two years though for some reason I’ve been struggling to get it “complete-complete”. If I’m honest, I’ve probably been putting-off sharing...…READ MORE

Easy DIY Faux Multi-Drawer Cabinet Hack…using peel and stick flooring!

Don’t you love it when an idea simply pops into your head? That’s just what happened with this sideboard makeover. I was about to cut down a sheet of thin plywood to create some faux drawer fronts when I suddenly stopped. “Hey, peel and stick floorboards are about the same thickness as this plywood”, I...…READ MORE

DIY Over-Size Book Page Quote Art…with free printables!

UPDATE As a budget-focused decorator and blogger, conjuring and sharing ways to “get the look for less” is something I relish. This project was no exception. Originally, it was my belief that these artworks were merely part of the prevailing typography sign trend; mass-designed, mass-produced and mass-distributed. I have since learned the concept for these...…READ MORE

DIY Mini Barn Doors…a complete tutorial

This was one of those “gee, if this actually works it’s gonna be really cool” kinda projects. Well, thankfully, it did…and it is! If I do say so myself :) Although I installed these DIY barn doors specifically to conceal a washing machine, they could be used in place of ordinary doors wherever space permits....…READ MORE

How to Add Trim to Plain Doors

The “new” doors were one of the most commented on and asked about elements in the laundry room makeover. And, subtle as their redo was, they really did deserve the attention! Although I was hopeful dressing them up with a bit of trim would inject fresh character, I was genuinely surprised by the impact they...…READ MORE

DIY Farmhouse Wall Shelves…using hand-rail brackets

You know when you have a design idea, though the details are all a bit hazy and there are way too many options to consider, so you go to the hardware store in hopes a magical product will jump out and make the style decision for you? That’s pretty much what happened with these shelves....…READ MORE

DIY Vintage Style Glass Decal…with free printable

You guys! I was totally overwhelmed by the response to my laundry room makeover. Thank you all so, so much for the sweet comments, and for your votes! Although I’m not sure I can compete with some of the other super talented and popular contenders, it’s been heartening to see my numbers grow and I...…READ MORE

Living-Dining Room Makeover | The Final Reveal!

It’s done. Finally! If I hadn’t initially proclaimed it would likely take me forever to finish this room re-do, I might be feeling even more sheepish than I currently do sharing the reveal over a WHOLE YEAR from when it commenced. Yikes! Am I really that sluggish? Wait, don’t answer that. Anyhoo, I got there...…READ MORE

Easy DIY Mudcloth Pillow | Ikea Hack

Has anyone else been crushing on mudcloth lately? Well, just in case you’ve missed seeing it (absolutely everywhere!), and are yet to learn about its origin, mudcloth (also know as bogolanfini or bogolan) is a traditional African textile characterised by relaxed geometric symbols in predominantly neutral tones. It has a thick nubby texture and its...…READ MORE

How to Turn a Photo into a “Vintage” Portrait Painting

I’ve been slightly obsessed with vintage portrait paintings for a while now. Whether a solo artwork resting casually atop a hutch or a striking gallery which consumes an entire wall, they seem to impart such a lovely sense of depth, interest and character. Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source...…READ MORE