An Impromptu Front Entrance Makeover

I’d walked through my brother’s front door dozens of times before though for some reason, one day a few weeks back, it made me pause… …and kind of burned my eyes. I know he’s not alone in having an ugly dated facade along with no real budget and limited aptitude to undertake a complete overhaul....…READ MORE

Easy DIY Cross Base Table Tutorial

It’s finally done! Sorry it has taken me soooooo long. I’d like to say it’s because I was super busy, though the truth is, it’s because I was totally procrastinating over writing this tutorial due to the fact I knew it was going to be a beast! Not that making the table itself is a...…READ MORE

Trash to Treasure Vases…using Old Food Jars & Vintage Handbag Straps!

Who woulda thought an instant coffee jar wearing a belt could look so cute? Not me, if I’m honest. This was one of those experimental projects which could have gone one of two ways…epic fail or surprising success. Thankfully, it appears to have been the latter!   STEP 1  |  CLEAN JARS Of course, the...…READ MORE

The FREE Dining Room Reveal!

After lots of indecision, uncertainty, and sanding, it’s done! I questioned myself A LOT throughout this project, and it really wasn’t until I pulled everything together that I realised I had actually pulled everything off! In case you’ve missed my previous posts about this makeover, I was endeavoring to refresh my sister’s dining room for...…READ MORE

How to Make Hat & Sock Seats (AKA Paint Dipped Chairs)

When I mentioned to my son that I was planning on painting just the tops and bases of these chairs, I described it to him as giving them all hats and socks. I thought that was kind of cute until he went on to add that “the hats will eat the socks and then the chairs...…READ MORE

Free Printable Blue & White Ceramic Wall Art

I’m a little ashamed to admit I started writing this post around four years ago. At the time I had just finished refreshing my parent’s bedroom and was going to add some art to a remaining blank wall in the space. I decided on blue and white ceramic paintings (mum adores blue and white anything!),...…READ MORE

Easy Trash to Treasure Upcycle…using spray paint!

Every now and again I’m reminded just how amazing paint can be! Take this ramshackle collection of discarded “goodies”… Lovely, aren’t they? Let’s face it, ordinarily you wouldn’t look twice at any of this, right? The round board was the original top from the stool I hacked recently (it was just sitting in the shed...…READ MORE

Rustic DIY Stool Hack…using a $12 kids’ stool

Firstly, I have to express my gratitude for such an amazing response to my last post. Given I almost didn’t publish it I was completely overwhelmed by the comments and emails. Thank you all. When I shared my parent’s bathroom refresh last month many of you asked to see a tutorial for the kids’ stool hack....…READ MORE

How to Transform a House on a Budget

This is one post I thought I’d never publish. If you follow me socially (on Facebook or Instagram) you may have seen a sneak peek of this makeover and read about my reservations in sharing it here. Basically, this is my gran’s house which we suddenly needed to sell after she was moved into an...…READ MORE

Budget-Friendly DIY Bathroom Reveal!

I know it’s been a long time coming, though the most protracted bathroom makeover in history is ready for its close up…or wide angle…or medium range shot…or whatever sort of photo it takes to finally get this bleeping room up on the blog! There’s really no good reason it’s taken me several months to complete. I...…READ MORE