The Re-Love Project Charity Auctions are Live!

I’m super excited to announce that my Tribal Sideboard is now up for grabs! From now until September 4 anyone can bid for a chance to take this lovingly refurbished one-of-a-kind baby home! Remember, this is an up-cycled piece, so isn’t perfect, though it is jam packed with personality and practicality. All proceeds from the sale go directly...…READ MORE

How to Create a Vintage Industrial Look on Furniture…using Chalk Paint & Black Wax

I love it when the launch of a new product provides the perfect excuse to tackle a well over-due project. Such was the case with the release of Black Wax by Annie Sloan. Teamed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in “Antibes Green” it seemed like the perfect way to jazz-up some blah file drawers I bought...…READ MORE

Re-Love Project…before & after

I’m so excited to finally share this! If you’re not new here, you’re probably aware of my involvement in the Re-Love Project and what it’s all about. For those of you who don’t know, in short it’s a Feast Watson campaign in collaboration with Salvos Stores which sees seven design personalities “re-love” a neglected item of furniture...…READ MORE

A Master Bedroom Mini Refresh

I last shared pics of my master bedroom over three and a half years ago. Not that I think there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, there’s actually lots that’s very right about it. You see, when I did share those pics, I also mentioned that creating spaces with a focus on longevity is a...…READ MORE

How to Stain Timber | A Video Tutorial

If you’re a regular visitor here, you may have read snippets about this “secret” project. Well, a few months back I was lucky to be invited to take part in and style a professional video tutorial for Feast Watson! It was like nothing I’ve ever done…and I loved it! I can’t thank Feast enough for...…READ MORE

Re-Love Project 2016

It’s that time of year again! Do you guys remember these furniture makeovers? CLICK A PIC TO SEE THE FULL TRANSFORMATION Well, I’m super honoured to have been invited to take part in the Feast Watson Re-Love Project again for 2016! For anyone unfamiliar with the campaign, the Re-Love Project is a charitable collaboration between Feast...…READ MORE

Kick Butt Lighting…and an awesome giveaway (open internationally!)

This is a sponsored giveaway in collaboration with Parrot Uncle and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. More than mere thwarters of darkness, light fixtures are among some of the most decorative elements we can use to adorn our homes. And they are one of my fave things to drool over! Problem is, they can...…READ MORE

Easy DIY “Marble” Hearth…and a fireplace makeover

If you follow me socially, you may recall seeing a little snippet of this “marble” project already… Could you guess what I was making? Well, in all fairness, my use as a fireplace hearth is rather obscure and it could have been almost anything. From a tabletop, to a decorative bread board, to a wall...…READ MORE

Chalk Paint Tutorial (Distressed Vintage Style)

Some of you may not know that when I started this blog, I was up-cycling and on-selling A LOT of furniture. It was a hobby. My second job of sorts. And I LOVED it. Though with the growth of my blog, and, more pertinently, the emergence of my little family, came the gradual demise of...…READ MORE

The Re-Love Project Auction is Live!

I’m super excited to announce that my Honeycomb Armoire is finally up for grabs! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE LIVE AUCTION   Yup, from now up until July 17 anyone can bid for a chance to take this lovingly refurbished one-of-a-kind baby home! Remember, all proceeds from the sale go directly to charity and bidding begins at...…READ MORE