The Re-Love Project Auctions Are LIVE!

My heart is honestly beating a little faster than usual as I type this. I didn’t anticipate being so excited-anxious-nervous-enthralled about seeing my pieces, and those of the other ladies involved, go under the hammer!   CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE LIVE AUCTION If you can see these babies gracing your bedroom (or living...…READ MORE

Re-Love Project…before & after

This was such a rewarding project. 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 eight designers “re-love” a neglected item of furniture...…READ MORE

Re-Love Project…an up-cycling journey

If, when it comes to furniture, terms like ‘re-loved’ and ‘up-cycled’ get your heart a-pumping, then this just may be the creative crusade for you! I make no secret of my passion for transforming the ‘drab’ into something a little more ‘fab’ (if I do say so myself :-), so when I was invited to...…READ MORE

Flat Pack Hack: Chalkboard Faux Specimen Drawers

Flat-Pack. Knock-Down. Ready-To-Assemble. Whatever you wanna call it, there’s no denying the practicality, affordability, versatility and accessibility of this very basic form of ‘boxed’ furniture. Unfortunately though, often times there’s also no denying the generic, cheap and mass-produced appearance – luckily, however, there is always hiding it! A little bit of elbow grease along with...…READ MORE

A New Project

Do you ever feel like your creative ideas are just gonna burst right out of your brain in the form of some crazy kinda full body fire stomping dance? That’s me at the moment. Over the past few months my kid’s nap times have been totally outta sync, or completely non-existent, which has meant lots...…READ MORE

Converting Bi-Folds to Barn Doors (Before & After)

This is the final post in a three part series covering the transformation of bi-folds into barn doors. You can read the first post here and the second post here. What a naughty blogger I’ve been – three whole weeks without a post! I am trying to publish more often, really I am, it’s just every now...…READ MORE

Christmas Advent Calendar Wall Chart (full tutorial with free printables!)

I love Christmas. It’s my favourite time of year. So, it seemed only fitting that my advent calendar should bring together a few more of my most fave things; wall charts, chalkboards, typography and bakers twine! The countdown to Christmas day isn’t something I’ve given much thought to since childhood, though now with little kids...…READ MORE

How to Add Decorative Trim to Door Frames

This is part two in a three post series covering the transformation of bi-folds into barn doors. You can read the first post here. When I was hunting down inspiration for the transformation of Charlotte’s bi-fold doors, I came across an old photo on a woodworking forum of some interior doors with decorative head trim....…READ MORE

Plush Rugs Giveaway: $400 Gift Certificate

You may have noticed that giveaways aren’t exactly common around here. I made the decision to be sparing with them because; 1) this is primarily a DIY decorating blog and the ethics nazi in me wants to keep the focus on just that, and 2) giveaways are pretty prolific in blogland already so standing out...…READ MORE

Converting Bi-folds to Barn Doors (The Plan)

I’ve coveted barn style doors for almost as long as I can remember. Something about their exposed hardware, diagonal trim and gracious nod to yesteryear just gets me. A few years back I tried quelling my desire for them with a simple barn door-esque update of my built-in master bedroom wardrobe… …though still my craving lingered. So,...…READ MORE