The Painted Hive
I’m Back! Plus a Virtual Design Concept

I’m Back! Plus a Virtual Design Concept

Why, hello there! Sorry if you were in the middle of munching on some cereal. Pretty sure the shock of seeing a new post from me now has that mouthful of Froot Loops all over your screen! In all seriousness though, yes, it's been a while and I'm so sorry for the...

The Suite Extension DIY Kitchenette Progress

The Suite Extension DIY Kitchenette Progress

I'll be the first to admit that I've been a very bad blogger of late. You'd think being stuck at home all day, every day, would open-up a world of spare hours, but I've actually found myself more time challenged than usual. I know my seemingly relaxed approach to this...

DIY Shutters for the Suite Extension House

DIY Shutters for the Suite Extension House

If you're anything like me, then you probably consume quite a bit of design and decoration content online, either through social media, blogs or other websites. And, like me, in your time you may have come across the odd article or two about exterior shutters and...

DIY Pergola-Style Balcony Millwork

DIY Pergola-Style Balcony Millwork

Firstly, thanks so much for all the love on the bathroom reveal post! You guys are just the best. I know it seems like things have been sitting stagnant at my parent's house for a while, though there's actually been quite a bit of progress I can't wait to share!...

The Suite Extension Bathroom Reveal!

The Suite Extension Bathroom Reveal!

It may have been a long time coming but the bathroom reveal is finally here! Just to recap, and for anyone new to my blog, this bathroom is part of an upper level suite extension at my parent's house. So, in a departure from my usual "make the most" style of...

Hello

Hello

Remember when I said the suite extension bathroom reveal would be shared super soon? And then coronavirus escalated, and social distancing happened, and home-schooling sort of took over my whole life? Yeah, that. Of course, that's just me being overly dramatic, but...

Painting the Suite Extension House Exterior

Painting the Suite Extension House Exterior

You were probably expecting to see the suite extension bathroom reveal this week, but sorry, something unexpected happened I needed to share first (the bathroom will be coming up super soon!). With everyone being stuck at home, and thanks to a streak of perfect...

Installing the Suite Extension Flooring

Installing the Suite Extension Flooring

What better thing to do when stuck at home than have a go at laying your very own floor. I mean, what a fun little isolation project to get stuck into? Right? And surely not difficult at all? Right? In all honestly, we decided on the suite extension flooring quite a...

DIY Stair Newel Post Update

DIY Stair Newel Post Update

I touched on this project a few posts back though wanted to re-visit it because now it's totally done! And looking pretty schmick! If I do say so myself :) If you caught the past post, I shared how this newel-post-meets-half-wall was left in a bit of a mess after my...