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

Bi-fold to Barn Door

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 ....Continue reading….

My Hive: How to Add Decorative Trim to Door Frames

Dress Up Your Door Frames with Decorative Architraves

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. ....Continue reading….

My Hive: Converting Bi-folds to Barn Doors (The Plan)

Bi-Folds to Barn Doors

I’ve coveted barn style doors for almost as long as I can remember. Something about their exposed hardware, diagonal trim and gracious nod to yesteryear just gets me. A few years back I tried quelling my desire for them with a simple barn door-esque update of my built-in master bedroom wardrobe… …though still my craving lingered. So, ....Continue reading….

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

How To Distress Furniture

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 ....Continue reading….

My Hive: Easy DIY Narrow Floating Bookshelves (for behind a door)

Easy DIY Floating Narrow Bookshelves

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 ....Continue reading….

My Hive: A Plan for Charlotte’s ‘Big Girl’ Room

A Plan for Charlotte's Room

Every now and again, I get a question from a reader asking why I haven’t yet shared photos of my kitchen, bathroom and laundry. My usual response is generally along the lines of “because they’re pretty darn crappy”. Yep, I know it might seem hard to believe, though all of our ‘wet’ areas still remain ....Continue reading….

My Hive: Home Tour!

Home Tour

I know what you’re thinking. “Home tour? What the? I already feel like I basically live in portions of your house I’ve seen that many self-gratifying photos of it”. Yeah, I know. Sorry ’bout that. Though in my defence our little house is kinda the heartbeat of this here blog :-) And I think some of you ....Continue reading….

My Hive: Home Office Reveal!

Home Office Reveal!

As promised, here is the reveal of my transformed home office space! It’s nothing spectacular, and there’ll probably be some future tweaking, though for now I’m calling it done! Oh, and if you missed the awards ceremony, don’t worry, you can congratulate me later. Huh, what’s that? You didn’t hear? Well, I broke the world ....Continue reading….

My Hive: Some New Dining Room Photos…and an explanation

Some New Dining Room Photos

When I first became a Mum (almost two whole years ago now – yikes!) I felt the need to share with my readers my intentions regarding my blog, so I mentioned that whilst it was always my ambition to continue blogging (’cause I LOVE it!), family would inevitably be my top priority, so posts might ....Continue reading….

My Hive: Bamboo Chippendale Chair Makeover

Bamboo Chippendale Chair Makeover

Something slip-covered, something leather or something with loose cushions. Something timeless, something with a little pop and something kinda statement-y. This was my loose criteria when deciding on a new chair for our home office space. You see, our home office space is just that; a space. It’s in a prominent and highly trafficked area just off ....Continue reading….