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 ....Continue reading….

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. ....Continue reading….

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 ....Continue reading….

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 ....Continue reading….

Acrylic & Brass Wall Shelves

I’ve been meaning to share this little project for ages. About six months back, I decided it was finally time to get something up on the blank wall above Charlotte’s desk. Initially, I’d been toying with the idea of a big chalkboard or over-sized art piece (like a vintage number chart or old world map)… ....Continue reading….

Another Over-Sized Bird Free Printable

Following this previous post (where I offered a free digital download of a large-scale heron illustration), I received a heap of requests for an additional printable to accompany the initial artwork. And of course, I could totally understand why some of your guys wanted two artworks – hung side-by-side in a long vertical space (such ....Continue reading….

Over-Sized Heron Art | Huge High Resolution Free Printable!

UPDATE I have created a second free large-scale download of a beautiful crane to accompany this heron for anyone who’s after two artworks. Find it here. After publishing the post about my DIY large-scale art a few weeks back, I received quite a few requests for a free printable version of my edited image. I ....Continue reading….

DIY Over-Sized Art from a Free Printable…and the picture frame that made me cry

UPDATE You can now download my full-size, high-resolution edited heron artwork as a FREE printable here. Before I get into how an inanimate object brought me to tears, let’s talk about this artwork. If you’ve been following along with the living-dining room makeover at my parent’s house, you might recall I was initially planning to ....Continue reading….

Free Scientific Plant Printables…and an awesome new source

I bookmarked an amazing site a few years ago though only got around to checking it out properly just recently. It’s called Plant Illustrations and, as the name suggests, is an extensive online catalogue of public domain scientific plant illustrations scanned from old books. One of the great things about this site is its search ....Continue reading….

A Famous Bird Illustration…and where to get your own (for FREE!)

If you follow me socially you may have already seen a little snippet of this project. I wasn’t going to dedicate a whole blog post to it, though in the end I decided it really does deserve one. Ages ago you might recall I published a post about the work of naturalist James John Audubon ....Continue reading….