One of the elements I was struggling to decide on for the living-dining room makeover at my parent’s house was the lamp. I know it seems like a simple enough item, though everything appropriate I came across was just soooo expensive. I think the main problem was my aversion to anything super trendy. Not that ....Continue reading….
Ever since painting my Chippendale desk chair….by hand…with a brush…over the course of several hours…a paint sprayer has been high on my ‘to buy’ list. Some of you may recall I have sprayed furniture in the past using our air compressor, though that big, noisy, heavy piece of equipment isn’t something I like to reach for too ....Continue reading….
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….
Some of you may ‘member that back in early December I shared a mini makeover of my living room and as part of that little re-do I included a new side table in the form of a ceramic drum stool. The stool was originally black (which is, of course, a perfectly fine colour) though it was always ....Continue reading….
Hey all! Just chiming in with an easy, non-earth shattering, little spray paint project… As with our two built-in robes (one in the master bedroom and one in the nursery) which were originally fitted with ugly beige metal tracks and surrounds, we also have an external sliding door complete with the same unsightly hardware with the added bonus ....Continue reading….
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably remember this simple robe door makeover from about a year ago…. When I re-decorated my master bedroom, I simply painted the ugly beige metal surround with enamel spray paint to create a more cohesive (i.e. less ugly) look. I thought some readers, who may be entertaining ....Continue reading….
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….
Firstly, thanks so much to everyone for all the baby well wishes – you guys are just too sweet :-) Now, on to some decorating stuff!!! I wanted to finally share the little face-lift I gave my master bedroom built-in robe. Remember how a little while ago I put out an S.O.S for some dummy strap hinges like ....Continue reading….
Question: What do you get when you take…. one kinda very ugly old light fixture, a can of black spray paint, some blingy old necklaces you wore once to a wedding three years ago, and an el-cheapo drum shade from Target? Answer: A pretty awesome ‘new’ glamorous ceiling light for under $20 – score! To ‘create’ this ....Continue reading….
I picked this baby up for $25 on eBay. Here it is before: Looks better in the above pic than it did in reality! It looks lovely lit up at night. Using fabric trim is such an easy and affordable way to customise, well…anything really! For anyone wanting to attempt this type of re-furb, a ....Continue reading….