The Painted Hive
The Staged House | Dining & Sitting Room Reveal

The Staged House | Dining & Sitting Room Reveal

The dining room at my mother-in-law's house was always going to be a bit of a tricky area. Although it's relatively large, it is divided in two by a natural thoroughfare to the kitchen. Plus there are storage doors beneath the split-level landing which limits options...

The Staged House | Living Room Reveal

The Staged House | Living Room Reveal

Time for another before and after from my mother-in-law's house. And this one is a favourite! The front door opens straight into the large living room so it's the area you first step into upon entering the house. This makes it especially important in terms of creating...

A Quick Master Bedroom Refresh…plus a new family member!

A Quick Master Bedroom Refresh…plus a new family member!

Bet I got you going there! Nope, I haven't been secretly pregnant for the past nine months (although, it would have been a good explanation for my tardiness around here). But we do have an inherited fur child in the form of this curly beast... Meet Rose,...

The Staged House | Master Bedroom Reveal

The Staged House | Master Bedroom Reveal

Thanks so much for the lovely response to the Guest Bedroom Reveal I posted last week. You guys are just the best! I've been trying to reply to all of the comments, but have been a bit pressed for time, so please bear with me. I'm popping back in today to share the...

The Staged House | ‘Guest’ Bedroom Reveal

The Staged House | ‘Guest’ Bedroom Reveal

I've been slowly working through some of the photos I took of my late mother-in-law's property (which, for ease, I'm now coining 'The Staged House'). At first I wanted to share an over-arching post inclusive of all spaces (similar to what I did for my gran's house)...

A Quick & Simple DIY Plant Pot Update

A Quick & Simple DIY Plant Pot Update

I know I'm supposed to have shared at least some of the pics from my mother-in-laws house staging project, though I've been so flat out with client work lately I haven't even had a chance to properly look through the photos yet! So sorry! One project I can quickly...

Preparing the House For Sale…and a special reader offer

Preparing the House For Sale…and a special reader offer

This post is sponsored by Fantastic Services. All images and opinions are my own. One of the inevitable tasks when preparing a house for sale is cleaning. And, I'm not gonna lie, it's definitely my least favourite! In fact, I was actually really dreading it for my...

A New House Staging Project

A New House Staging Project

Just in case anyone has been wondering where I've been... Sorry about the quality of these photos. I never took "proper" before pics so these are merely phone snaps. Some are taken after I already started decluttering (hence the lack of stuff), others are taken mid...

Easy DIY Shaker Peg Rail

Easy DIY Shaker Peg Rail

Of all the ways to add a bit of custom charm to a standard DIY kitchen, I think shaker peg rails might just be my favourite! This rail wasn't part of my original plan for the suite extension kitchenette, but over the past few months it's like they've been teasing me...