The Painted Hive Dining Room

More a nook than an actual room, our little dining area forms the southern end of our living room. The neutral palette combines loads of natural elements and character-rich texture – with nothing too pretentious – for a relaxed, yet fresh space. So, whilst it’s nothing super special, it’s warm, inviting and very much me! Here it is just before ....Continue reading….

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

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….

The Makings of an Entryway

Following is some information regarding costing and details of how I achieved the look in my entry. WALLPAPER Sorry, I can’t recall its name or brand (poor, I know) though it was purchased new from a home decorator centre. It was my favourite and the most appropriate out of all the thousands I looked at ....Continue reading….

The Painted Hive Entryway

At only 1.1 meters deep x 1.6 meters wide (3.5 x 5.2 feet) my tiny entryway doesn’t even rate a mention on the floor plan! An inch either side of the photo below and you’re straight into the living room or hallway. Sorry, I don’t have a before pic though if you can imagine a little undressed space ....Continue reading….

Welcome to My Hive

Firstly, I have to say, my home is a major work in progress. When we moved in around three years ago, we had virtually NOTHING! We lived that way for a while, content in just having our own little parcel on earth. During this time we also learned from the bare-bones of the house what was needed ....Continue reading….

Adventures in Hanging a Starburst Mirror

Kristine to Hubby: Hey, do you reckon I’ll need to find a wall stud to hang this? (Secretly thinking she was just gonna hang it where she wanted anyway regardless of whether there was a stud there or not). Hubby: It’d be good. (Commence drilling). Kristine to Hubby: I think I just hit a stud. Hubby: That’s ....Continue reading….