Bamboo Faux Window Valance

Remember how I was planning to use all these…. ….to dress up the one (yes, just one) window in my bedroom? Well, it’s all finally up and I’m really happy with how it turned out….eventually. Sure, there may have been one or two ‘measure once, drill twice’ incidents and about three hours spent trying to...…READ MORE

DIY Large Scale Printable Maps

So, while my bedroom makeover drags on and on at least I can share some insightful snippets of the journey thus far to (hopefully) keep you keen. I know a lot of you have been hanging out to know how I was going to create a massive wall map on a budget – cause, dang, those things...…READ MORE

Starburst Twig Wreath

If you’ve read this blog more than just once you probably know I have a bit of a thing for using natural elements to decorate my home, and for a budget-savvy gal like me, there’s no better way of introducing this textural earthiness to a space than via a great-outdoors scavenger hunt. So, until money grows on trees, I’m taking my...…READ MORE

DIY Customised Timber Knobs

Firstly, thanks so much to everyone for the lovely comments about my map cabinet makeover. I was seriously surprised and overwhelmed – you guys are just the best. There was a lot of interest in the compass knobs I created and some of you wanted to see a more in-depth tutorial on how to make them, so here...…READ MORE

Ceiling Light Revamp

Question: What do you get when you take…. one kinda very ugly old light fixture, a can of black spray paint, some blingy old necklaces you wore once to a wedding three years ago, and an el-cheapo drum shade from Target? Answer: A pretty awesome ‘new’ glamorous ceiling light for under $20 – score! To ‘create’ this...…READ MORE

Faux Plank Table Tutorial

Firstly, thanks to everyone for the lovely comments about my farmhouse dining table makeover. I received lots of questions, one being how I scored the top to create the impression of old planks. Given the amount of interest, I though I’d post a quick and easy tutorial. DISCLAIMER – I am not, nor have I ever been, a professional...…READ MORE