A few months back, I was offered an old french chair from my father-in-law. I was utterly delighted when he offered it to me…I love the look of an old chair upholstered with new fabric and the wood painted out white. I have a soft spot for painted wood, I prefer it in almost every… Continue reading french chair upholstery project
Last summer I purchased raw mdf letters to spell out Oliver’s name at a local farmer’s market. I had planned on placing them on the wall but for almost a year I was at a loss on how to finish them. I toyed with the idea of decoupaging them with scrapbook paper but never got around… Continue reading 2 tone painted mdf letters
For Oliver’s parties, I made some tissue paper pom poms and hung them off our dining room light. I have made them before, courtesy of Martha Stewart, for other parties and when we expected Oliver to come out a girl (we were pretty convinced until he came out a boy…go figure) I had made several… Continue reading party decor – tissue paper pom poms
As part of my Easter decor this year, I wanted to incorporate over-sized Easter eggs, to sit on top of my mercury glass pillar candle holders. I decided to make myself a couple, out of paper mache.
Although you see Easter tree’s everywhere now, I can only credit my mother as inspiration for mine. My mum is my inspiration for a lot in my life, but especially her frugal decorating savvy. I can vividly remember my mum painting an antique sleigh white, and using it in the most unconventional way… as a… Continue reading easter tree
On a trip to the fabric store earlier this week (to finally commit to a fabric for my french chair re-upholstery project) I found a gorgeous fabric that I knew would look fantastic on our reclaimed yellow couch. I bought a metre of it and instantly recalled a tutorial from Teal and Lime for the easiest… Continue reading diy envelope pillow covers
I finally finished updated our family gallery wall. It is located on the staircase wall, which is a huge space, and I tried to fill it as best I could. I started with an assortment of black frames, that were already hung in the staircase but lacked personality. With a little updating and some other… Continue reading staircase gallery wall