A Desk Lamp Becomes a Wall Light

Converting a Desk Lamp to a Wall Light

I’ve coveted adjustable arm wall lights from the first moment I saw one. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 To me there’s just something so desirable about their sculptural form and subtle industrial edge. That said, I never really envisioned actually using one in my own home. You see, despite the ....Continue reading….

Re-Love Project…before & after

Map Drawer Cabinet DIY

This was such a rewarding project. If you’ve 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 ....Continue reading….

Simple Tea Towel Lumbar Pillow

SImple Tea Towel Lumbar Pillow

This is one of the easiest pillows you’ll ever make. There’s no hemming, seaming, measuring, or even cutting! And, if you use fusible tape, then there’s no sewing involved either! The trick is using a cute tea towel. I know, I know, it’s not a revolutionary idea, though it’s one I reckon can often be overlooked. Conveniently hemmed, ....Continue reading….

Removable String and Peg Picture Holder

String and Peg Picture Holder

At my parent’s house, my brother’s old bedroom has been converted into a nursery/playroom for their expanding army of grandchildren. To suit their evolving needs (and growing accumulation of toys!), Mum is constantly re-arranging the space and has found decorating with any sort of permanence a real inconvenience. Though with her understandable reluctance to commit to anything enduring, ....Continue reading….

Library Card Cabinet Upcycle

Library Card Cabinet Upcycle

Whada you do when you come across something you really love? Something for your home that you know there is no practical place or use for? Do you buy it just because? Just because you might never come across one again? Just because it was a really good price? Just because your mother’s sister’s second cousin Mavis ....Continue reading….

Faux Pressed Metal Brake Fluid Drum!

Faux Pressed Metal Brake Fluid Drum

I was visiting my parents recently when I happened to glance over and see this beside their garage… Hmmm, a cruddy old brake fluid drum, how fascinating, right? Well, yes, I mean, it is cruddy and old and whilst I had probably looked at it a hundred times before for some reason that day I really saw it for ....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….

Telephone Table Bench Seat

Telephone Table Bench Seat

You know those old-fashioned telephone tables? Like this one…. Most of them have good bones and smart lines (and can be found super-cheap!) and I’ve seen lots of them looking great once made-over though the utilitarian function is some-what defunct nowadays with everyone having cordless phones and the like so I thought I’d do a little re-purposing…. First, ....Continue reading….

Old Desk to Dining Table

Old Desk to Dining Table

This is one of my favourite transformations so far. Sure, it’s not very fancy and won’t blow your mind though I just adore the unpretentious lines and character-filled patina of this piece. Here’s the table before, looking very lonely and feeling sorry for itself: And now: Originally a teacher’s desk, this old table was missing its drawer and had quite a heavily ....Continue reading….