DIY Easy Slipcovered Headboard Tutorial…plus how to extend a low bedhead

If you saw the girl’s bedroom reveal from the flip house, then you’ll already know a bit about this simple bed makeover. As mentioned in that previous post, the bed was already in the room and originally I was tempted to replace it. It was just so plain and basic that my initial reaction was...…READ MORE

Easy No Sew Bed Skirt…from a Curtain Panel!

Surely I’m not the only one who struggles to find bed skirts? They’re either too expensive (like $150 – $250!), too cheap (I find the affordable cotton ones tend to look almost see-through), too big, too small, too plain, too old-fashioned (multiple pleats and layered ruffles just aren’t my thing). And the quilted ones, which...…READ MORE

How to Turn a Basket into a Light Shade

When I first saw this basket in a Spotlight store I knew it was supposed to be a light fitting. And making that happen was surprisingly quick and easy! The first thing I did was remove the heavy timber base. It was just attached with four screws so that was pretty straight forward. Next I...…READ MORE

DIY Easy Upholstered Headboard Tutorial

It’s finally time to begin sharing some of the tutorials for the DIY projects at the flip house! I’m starting with the headboard in the master bedroom which lots of you have asked about. This is a really easy and inexpensive project that anyone can have a go at. BEFORE AFTER When I create tutorials,...…READ MORE

How to Upholster a Chair (attached seat pad method)

I actually completed this chair months ago (some of you may even remember I posted a sneak peek on Facebook) and have just been waiting for some spare time to sit down and write the tutorial and share it already. It’s a sweet little chair for Charlotte’s room (yes, I will get that space completed...…READ MORE

How To Upholster a Drop-In Seat From Scratch

One day I’m sure I’ll attempt a proper BIG upholstery project. Ya know…an armchair, a settee, a sofa. I mean, really, with a piece of cheap second-hand furniture and some bargain fabric there’s really not too much to lose (possibly bar my sanity) though for now I find the idea kinda definitely daunting. Proper BIG upholstery projects...…READ MORE

Rocking Chair for the Nursery

I have a confession to make; I’m not really much of a sewer. There, I’ve said it, and the truth is, I don’t even own a machine! I mean, I can do basic straight lines – like pillows and the like (as you may have seen in previous posts) – though ask me about slip...…READ MORE

Telephone Table Bench Seat

You know those old-fashioned telephone tables? Like this one…. Most of them have good bones and smart lines (and can be found super-cheap!) and I’ve seen lots of them looking great once made-over though the utilitarian function is some-what defunct nowadays with everyone having cordless phones and the like so I thought I’d do a little re-purposing…. First,...…READ MORE