I was intending to do a post on doors upcycled for various uses… until I found like a hundred great examples just for headboards so I figured it deserved its own post. Dreamy Whites via HGTV Under the Sycamore via Design*Sponge Sherry Hart Designs via Emily A. Clark Hus...
The Man & I have been in our home for two years and there are still tons of little changes I would love to make… if only money and time were no object. The real world may not look like...
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Pallets

Who doesn’t love that warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing you’re reducing waste by reusing materials? One of the most versatile items to upcycle into furniture, it seems, is the humble wooden pallet. Coffee table by Norske Interior Blogger. Daybed in this...
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Bedroom makeover

Unfortunately for The Man, I was going through a fuchsia and lime green phase before we moved in together. Add to that the white walls and lack of curtains and we didn’t exactly have a restful bedroom. The feminine edge has remained...
When a room is small, storage is even more crucial. In our home office makeover we had to make all of the space work hard, which meant a traditional desk didn’t fit the bill. Instead, we hit up the...
We were in desperate need of book storage. My design books and The Man’s teaching books had a home in the office bookcase, but we didn’t have any shallow shelves to store our small but growing collection of novels. In...
Doing what I do, I come across a ton of decorating ideas and after a while you feel like you’ve seen it all before. Not so in this case. What an original (not to mention beautifully decorated, styled and photographed)...

Suitcases

I’ve mentioned before that I use suitcases in our bedroom for extra storage. But that’s just one way to repurpose a vintage suitcase. For some gobsmackingly creative ideas, scroll on! Giftwrapping box Better Homes & Gardens Collect all your wrap, tags and tape in one place in a...
Since my chair makeover was featured on one of my fave blogs Design*Sponge a few days ago, I have received some reader questions asking for more detailed instructions. Happy restoring! You will need: screwdriver paint stripper (I used Citristrip, a biodegradable, odourless spray) paint scraper ...

Orla Kiely

Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong decade. Still, I mustn’t be the only one, judging by the popularity of Orla Kiely. Her deceptively simple 70s inspired patterns can be found on everything from mugs to tents (which, by...