The Painted Hive Master Bedroom

Update: Check out how my bedroom has evolved! View more recent posts here. Some interesting wall angles and the need for tonnes of storage really dictated the design for our master bedroom. Function and budget were high priorities so I decided to work ‘pretty’ around ‘practical’. The neutral palette combines loads of natural texture with vintage...…READ MORE

Make Your Own Throw Blanket

I gave up my search for a beautiful natural linen throw blanket a while back now. It wasn’t because I couldn’t find one for a reasonable price mind you, it was cause I couldn’t find one at ALL (though if I had I’m sure it would have cost a pretty penny anyways). From the get-go I wanted to include...…READ MORE

Easy Budget Wall Art

Hey guys. Just popping in for a quick one today to share this budget wall art idea using inexpensive frames and gift wrap. (Kmart picture frames and Cavallini gift wrap maps). I know, I know, nothing earth shattering though affordable and effective. (In case you’re extra observant and are wondering why South America is next...…READ MORE

Bamboo Faux Window Valance

Remember how I was planning to use all these…. ….to dress up the one (yes, just one) window in my bedroom? Well, it’s all finally up and I’m really happy with how it turned out….eventually. Sure, there may have been one or two ‘measure once, drill twice’ incidents and about three hours spent trying to...…READ MORE

Master Bedroom Progress

Once again you probably thought I’d forgotten all about my bedroom makeover. Well, I have actually been s-l-o-w-l-y plugging away at it. The other day I bought one of these… And then, cause I needed a black-out option too, I also bought one of these… Now, before you think I’ve gone a little crazy buying...…READ MORE

DIY Large Scale Printable Maps

So, while my bedroom makeover drags on and on at least I can share some insightful snippets of the journey thus far to (hopefully) keep you keen. I know a lot of you have been hanging out to know how I was going to create a massive wall map on a budget – cause, dang, those things...…READ MORE

Making Up the Master Bedroom Bed

I’d been on the casual look-out for a new quilt cover for a while so when I decided to share, on this here blog, my master bedroom make-over, the pressure was suddenly on to actually find – and commit to buying – one. The problem is, I may be just a tad fussy sometimes….what, no gasps of surprise? I wanted something; white, textural,...…READ MORE

Master Bedroom…Some Progress

Did you think I’d forgotten all about my bedroom make-over? Nah, course not, truth is, I’ve just been super busy. Between furniture refurbs, design consultations, my real full-time job, writing this blog (and checking out everyone else’s), housekeeping (etc, etc, blah, blah, blah) and this little thing called a ‘life’ – which apparently requires you attend weddings and...…READ MORE

Master Bedroom Mood Board

So, here’s the plan…. As per my initial brief I want the room to be light, neutral and earthy with a slight eclectic edge. A predominantly white, cream and taupe palette with lots of natural texture, rustic old timber, chippy paint, some greenery and a few metallic elements should do it! It can seem a bit...…READ MORE

Second-Hand Furniture for the Bedroom

Yep, it’s true, I’m gonna attempt to put all that stuff in the same room together and (try to!) make it work – with a bit of TLC and some cute decor I think I may just be able to pull it off! For me, one of the most fun and rewarding things about decorating is the process of...…READ MORE