It’s that time of year again!

Do you guys remember these furniture makeovers?

DIY Tiled Hex Wardrobe

Tribal Style Sideboard Makeover


Well, I’m super honoured to have been invited to take part in the Feast Watson Re-Love Project again for 2017!

For anyone unfamiliar with the campaign, the Re-Love Project is a charitable collaboration between Feast Watson and Salvos Stores. The project follows six design personalities as they each up-cycle an item of furniture, using Feast Watson products, into a unique statement piece. Things culminate in all completed pieces being auctioned wholly for charity. Awesome!

Once more, there is a serious line-up of talent including Mark Tuckey, Aimee Tarulli, Gina Ciancio and the teams behind Dowel Jones and Norsu Interiors. Then there’s little ol’ me!

For those who don’t know, Feast Watson specialise in premium timber finishes, so the furniture “re-loves” must center around just that; timber. This makes for a refreshing departure from plain old paint, and provides a fun opportunity to get extra creative.

I’ve had a particular idea bubbling away on the back-burner for a few years now and thought this year’s Re-Love Project would be the perfect opportunity to bring it to life.

So, here’s my glorious starting point…

Re-Love Project Before

A five drawer laminate dresser. Yes, I know, there’s no timber in sight….yet!

I love using generic flat-pack furniture because it’s so accessible and affordable. It’s fantastic being able to demonstrate the potential in these unassuming pieces knowing many people already have similar items lying around – or can easily get their hands on something comparable.

This tallboy was just $30 from one of my local Salvos Stores. It was in ideal structural condition though the lovely “artwork” was turning people off (never allow yourself to be discouraged by the mere aesthetics of a piece people!). And strangely, it had no handles, just a make-shift masking tape pull on one drawer. Regardless, its shape and scale fitted my vision perfectly.

So, what do you think? Is it possible to make this laminated chipboard dresser a little bit awesome? I hope so!

Well, keep your fingers and toes crossed. Who knows how this thing will end!

Be sure to follow along with all the other amazing designers involved and keep up-to-date with the latest in everyone’s projects directly through Feast Watson’s Instagram account.


I’ll be sharing sneak peeks of my journey through my social accounts (find links in my sidebar) and will reveal the final “after” on my blog at the end of July!
The charity auctions will go live in mid August.