DIY Mini Barn Doors…a complete tutorial

This was one of those “gee, if this actually works it’s gonna be really cool” kinda projects. Well, thankfully, it did…and it is! If I do say so myself :) Although I installed these DIY barn doors specifically to conceal a washing machine, they could be used in place of ordinary doors wherever space permits. ....Continue reading….

DIY Farmhouse Wall Shelves…using hand-rail brackets

You know when you have a design idea, though the details are all a bit hazy and there are way too many options to consider, so you go to the hardware store in hopes a magical product will jump out and make the style decision for you? That’s pretty much what happened with these shelves. ....Continue reading….

An Easy DIY Bauble Wreath…though not what you might expect!

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a cumbersome stash of old Christmas baubles taking up way too much precious real estate in your meager Christmas storage space. Remember the time you thought it would be cool to have a multi-coloured tree? Then there was the “white” year. Followed by the “natural” year. Preceded ....Continue reading….

An Old Stool Meets a New Bread Board

Do you remember this charming antique piano stool? I picked it up a month or so back to use as a cute little side table in my parent’s living room. And, for obvious reasons, it was pretty affordable. I bought it for around $30 from eBay. A major flaw, like this annihilated seat, can seem ....Continue reading….

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 ....Continue reading….

Easy DIY Lantern Lamp

A few months back my mum mentioned she was looking for a new bedside lamp to grace the guest room at her beach house. Well, actually, that’s not entirely accurate. When I say “looking for” I really mean “dreaming up”, and when I say “new” I really mean “not new at all” because, like me, ....Continue reading….

Quilt Cover Curtains…and a faux bamboo blind

There’s something about the large-scale use of bold patterns which scares me a bit. I know that probably sounds stupid (I mean, it’s just ‘stuff’ after all) though as a budget-concious DIY decorator with a decidedly fickle streak I think it’s the fear of expending a fair amount of both cash and time on something only ....Continue reading….

A Desk Lamp Becomes 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

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 ....Continue reading….

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….