Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The white kitchen

The yellow is gone, the white is here...repainted and changed out some knobs..moved things around, decluttered cupboards and took down one overhead cabinet which now resides in the laundry.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Final days of high school

A costume hire - Elastagirl (Incredibles). A graduation. A formal.  And we're done.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

After the 18th

We survived.  The house remained intact.  We had a last minute failure in the cake department that required quick thinking and innovation.  Other than that it was a success and I learnt a lot from hosting it.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Prepping for the 18th

Fairy lights (solar) - check. Balloons - check. Seating - check. Sound system - check. Fire pit - check. Tables for food and drink - check.  I think all systems are go...see you on the other side...

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Homemade barn door details

Castors on the bottom. Wheels on curtain rod on top. One side is painted with black chalkboard paint, the other is white.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The homemade chalkboard barn door

The hollow core doors from the bathroom renovations have been trimmed and painted..chalkboard paint on one side and plain white on the other. Trimmed with pine. Castors on the bottom. Curtain rod on top as the track. The wheels on top are actual wheel rims with the rubber tyres removed. Not perfect but they will do. I am not sold on the fancy finial...I need to find a plain one.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

A birthday and homemade present

Ethan is 18. He wanted an Indian medicine pouch bag.  I recycled Pip's old ugg boot suede and added leather thonging bought...quite pleased with how it turned out.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Monday, 10 August 2015

The bed revamp

Started with the storage underneath which was from an old entertainment unit. Then modified the Dalsev bed to make it higher using table legs from previous council pick up score. Finally added the mattress and topped it off with sawn off posts from original Dalsev bed posts, not seen in these pics but visible in final reveal pics.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Doors for the floating dressing table

Added flip down doors.  Need a catch to stop doors from hitting floor when opened and possibly knobs.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Pip's bedroom revamp

With the bed finished and other little additions, the space looks much lighter.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Another repurposed bed

For the hope that it will declutter her bedroom...moving storage under the bed and selling other freestanding furniture in an attempt to reclaim floor space and give her bedroom more breathing space.

Bought second hand shelving which is customizable for a song on ebay. This will sit under her bed. Will need to repurpose the plinth sections into drawers.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

When the light is nigh perfect

You snap alot of pictures...especially when you have a setting like this...

Friday, 3 July 2015


I am still enjoying the pics from our city visit. This one particularly, of the girls walking towards the fountain in Hyde Park.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

A day in the city

Photography session at Angel Pl...sampled Steggles chicken pizza...walked to Hyde Park...finished with N2 gelato.