Over-Sized Heron Art | Huge High Resolution Free Printable!

UPDATE I have created two more free large-scale downloads of birds to accompany this heron. Find themĀ hereĀ and here. After publishing the post about my DIY large-scale art a few weeks back, I received quite a few requests for a free printable version of my edited image. I did contemplate sharing it originally, though didn’t want...…READ MORE

DIY Over-Sized Art from a Free Printable…and the picture frame that made me cry

UPDATE You can now download my full-size, high-resolution edited heron artwork as a FREE printable here. Before I get into how an inanimate object brought me to tears, let’s talk about this artwork. If you’ve been following along with the living-dining room makeover at my parent’s house, you might recall I was initially planning to...…READ MORE

An Old Stool Meets a New Bread Board

Do you remember this charming antique piano stool? I picked it up a month or so back to use as a cute little side table in my parent’s living room. And, for obvious reasons, it was pretty affordable. I bought it for around $30 from eBay. A major flaw, like this annihilated seat, can seem...…READ MORE

Linen Dresser Makeover

It feels like ages since I’ve put paintbrush to furniture. In fact, I’d even forgotten just how therapeutic it can be! If you’ve been following along with the makeover of my parent’s living-dining room then you’ll probably know the back-story to this dresser. BEFORE Sorry, not the greatest pic (taken from the eBay listing). For...…READ MORE

A Restored Farmhouse Table

I’m not ashamed to admit I’m A LOT in love with this table. With its cute castor wheels…. With its gorgeous turned legs…. With its charming original hand crank… With its dents and dings and dimples which tell the story of its life…. And, maybe most so, with its wide kauri pine panels whose mild...…READ MORE

A Famous Bird Illustration…and where to get your own (for FREE!)

If you follow me socially you may have already seen a little snippet of this project. I wasn’t going to dedicate a whole blog post to it, though in the end I decided it really does deserve one. Ages ago you might recall I published a post about the work of naturalist James John Audubon...…READ MORE

DIY Block Printing on Fabric

I’ve been in love with beautiful block printed textiles for ages now. I don’t know what started my slight obsession (let’s just blame Pinterest) though despite my adoration, up until a month or so ago, I didn’t actually own anything block printed (let’s just blame procrastination). A few years back (yes, years) I started looking...…READ MORE

Easy DIY “Marble” Hearth…and a fireplace makeover

If you follow me socially, you may recall seeing a little snippet of this “marble” project already… Could you guess what I was making? Well, in all fairness, my use as a fireplace hearth is rather obscure and it could have been almost anything. From a tabletop, to a decorative bread board, to a wall...…READ MORE

DIY Quote Art…and free printable sign!

Ever since spying a collection of antique-style typographic signs in a boutique homewares store a few years back my love for their understated appeal has done nothing but blossom. It seems the charm of these simple yet striking pieces also isn’t lost on others, as over the last few months I’ve been seeing them more...…READ MORE

Chalk Paint Tutorial (Distressed Vintage Style)

Some of you may not know that when I started this blog, I was up-cycling and on-selling A LOT of furniture. It was a hobby. My second job of sorts. And I LOVED it. Though with the growth of my blog, and, more pertinently, the emergence of my little family, came the gradual demise of...…READ MORE