Flat Pack Hack: Chalkboard Faux Specimen Drawers

DIY Chalkboard Faux Multi-Drawer Dresser

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 ....Continue reading….

Chair Revamp with Metal Seat Plates

Cottage Chair Revamp with Metal Seat Plates

Phew, it has been a busy few weeks around here! Aside from all the regular hoo-hah, I spent a few whirlwind days updating, cleaning, styling and shooting a few of my rooms for inclusion in an upcoming home blogger’s book! I don’t want to say too much yet, just in case something falls through, though ....Continue reading….

Industrial Sconce Light Makeover

Industrial Sconce Light Makeover

At the moment I’m helping Mum organise and re-design the little nook (parent’s retreat) off her and Dad’s master bedroom. Whilst the complete room reveal is still a whiles away I wanted to share the finished upgrade of the wall sconces. If you’ve read this blog more than once then you’d probably know I like ....Continue reading….

The Industrial Dining Room Light

The Industrial Dining Room Light

After I blogged about my mini dining room update I got a lot of questions about the light fixture so thought I’d dedicate a little post to it. I’d been inactively looking to replace both the original fixtures in my conjoined living-dining room since we moved in. Yep, that was them. Except they were originally green ....Continue reading….

Tolix Chairs for the Dining Room!

Tolix Chairs for the Dining Room

Have I mentioned my complex? The one about buying furniture brand new? Seriously, I mean complex. The whole concept is just an enigma to me. Don’t get me wrong though, I know second-hand is not always the best way to go though if I happen to spy you buying something so generic they sell one every five seconds on eBay for just fifty ....Continue reading….

Dining Chairs Anyone?

Dining Chairs Anyone?

After almost five years it’s finally time to let go of my beloved IKEA dining chairs. And when I say beloved, I do mean it. I really adore these chairs with their strappy crossed backs and charming striped seat pads, but… …with my new leather sofas and timber top coffee table the conjoined living-dining room is just ....Continue reading….

DIY Repurposed Basket Ceiling Light

DIY Repurposed Basket Ceiling Light

I know repurposed light shades aren’t exactly a new idea though I did kinda just make this one up as I went along. I really wanted a hanging pendant in the nursery though the ceiling is just too low so I instead opted to transform a standard batten fix (flush mount) light. I started with this cool ....Continue reading….

Vintage Dresser Transformation

Vintage Dresser Transformation

So, there’s cool vintage and then there’s not so cool vintage, right? Well, when I first saw this deco vanity it definitely sat in the latter category though just needed a little nudge to bump it to the former. It came to me for the bargain price of $0 – really, the things people just throw away. It was complete ....Continue reading….

Retro School Stools

Retro School Stools

Not sure about you, though typographics always seem to catch my eye. These stools were originally salvaged from an old secondary college where I assume they were used in woodwork class as most of them have what look like saw cuts, nail holes and chisel marks, not to mention the obligatory “Mark waz ere” and “Sharon ....Continue reading….

Industrial School Locker

Industrial School Locker

I’ve mentioned previously my slightly obsessive adoration for industrial home accents and now here’s a little industrial style project of my very own! I know, probably not to everyone’s taste (and certainly much too cool to fit in at my little cottage) though I love the eclectic edge and character items like this can bring to a space. Here it is ....Continue reading….