How to Upholster a Chair (attached seat pad method)

Attached Seat Pad Upholstery Tutorial

I actually completed this chair months ago (some of you may even remember I posted a sneak peek on Facebook) and have just been waiting for some spare time to sit down and write the tutorial and share it already. It’s a sweet little chair for Charlotte’s room (yes, I will get that space completed ....Continue reading….

How To Create Perfect Looking Curtain Folds

DIY Perfect Tab Top Curtains

Remember when I posted about my parent’s made-over bedroom (a month or so back now) and promised to share my tip for creating those neat looking curtain ripples? Well, here’s the little trick (in all its unspectacular glory) and how those lovely waves came to be… On the day of the photo shoot (of my ....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….

Free Art Printables: Finding, Setting-Up & Printing Large-Scale Images

Customising & Printing Large-Scale Images

PART III: SETTING-UP & PRINTING LARGE-SCALE IMAGES This is the final post in a three part series. Post one covered understanding and editing free printables. Post two covered setting-up and printing images at home. In my opinion, wall décor can be one of the most important aesthetic components in a space. It generally sits at ....Continue reading….

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….

Free Art Printables: Customising For At Home Printing (a complete tutorial)

How To Customise Free Printables

PART II: SETTING-UP FREE PRINTABLES FOR AT HOME PRINTING This is post two in a three part series. Post one covered understanding and editing free printables. Post three covers setting-up free printables (particularly those of large-scale) for professional printing. Aren’t we lucky? Thanks to some lovely, generous, sharing online folk, we have the ability to download ....Continue reading….

Free Art Printables: Understanding & Editing…plus a Resource Directory

Free Art Printables

PART I: UNDERSTANDING & EDITING FREE PRINTABLES This is post one in a three part series.  Post two covers setting up images for at home printing.  Post three covers setting up images for professional printing. I think my love for DIY wall art was inherited. Or, at least, subconsciously imposed. Mum was always filling frames with images ....Continue reading….

Converting Bi-Folds to Barn Doors (Before & After)

Bi-fold to Barn Door

This is the final post in a three part series covering the transformation of bi-folds into barn doors. You can read the first post here and the second post here. What a naughty blogger I’ve been – three whole weeks without a post! I am trying to publish more often, really I am, it’s just every now ....Continue reading….

Christmas Advent Calendar Wall Chart (full tutorial with free printables!)

Advent Calendar Wall Chart

I love Christmas. It’s my favourite time of year. So, it seemed only fitting that my advent calendar should bring together a few more of my most fave things; wall charts, chalkboards, typography and bakers twine! The countdown to Christmas day isn’t something I’ve given much thought to since childhood, though now with little kids ....Continue reading….

How to Add Decorative Trim to Door Frames

Dress Up Your Door Frames with Decorative Architraves

This is part two in a three post series covering the transformation of bi-folds into barn doors. You can read the first post here. When I was hunting down inspiration for the transformation of Charlotte’s bi-fold doors, I came across an old photo on a woodworking forum of some interior doors with decorative head trim. ....Continue reading….