Easy No Sew Bed Skirt…from a Curtain Panel!

Surely I’m not the only one who struggles to find bed skirts? They’re either too expensive (like $150 – $250!), too cheap (I find the affordable cotton ones tend to look almost see-through), too big, too small, too plain, too old-fashioned (multiple pleats and layered ruffles just aren’t my thing). And the quilted ones, which...…READ MORE

How to Turn a Basket into a Light Shade

When I first saw this basket in a Spotlight store I knew it was supposed to be a light fitting. And making that happen was surprisingly quick and easy! The first thing I did was remove the heavy timber base. It was just attached with four screws so that was pretty straight forward. Next I...…READ MORE

Upcycling Everyday Items Into Christmas Decor

I know that seasonal and holiday decorating is essentially the inherent duty of any home blogger, though as I’ve admitted several times in the past, it’s just not my thing – even when it comes to the mighty crescendo that is Christmas. It’s not that I don’t adore the look and feel of Christmas decor,...…READ MORE

Trash to Treasure Vases…using Old Food Jars & Vintage Handbag Straps!

Who woulda thought an instant coffee jar wearing a belt could look so cute? Not me, if I’m honest. This was one of those experimental projects which could have gone one of two ways…epic fail or surprising success. Thankfully, it appears to have been the latter!   STEP 1  |  CLEAN JARS Of course, the...…READ MORE

Easy Trash to Treasure Upcycle…using spray paint!

Every now and again I’m reminded just how amazing paint can be! Take this ramshackle collection of discarded “goodies”… Lovely, aren’t they? Let’s face it, ordinarily you wouldn’t look twice at any of this, right? The round board was the original top from the stool I hacked recently (it was just sitting in the shed...…READ MORE

Easy DIY Ruler Drawer Pulls

I’ve been meaning to add handles to Charlotte’s under-bed toy boxes for a while now. At first I was going to use some simple metal pulls. Though that seemed a little bit boring. Then I was going to DIY some leather strap handles. Though that felt a tad too mature. Then I was going to...…READ MORE

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....…READ MORE

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....…READ MORE

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...…READ MORE

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...…READ MORE