Our kitchen after its budget makeover. Yesterday we went through some no-cost ways to refresh your home. If you want to go one step further but still have a modest decorating budget, here are some project ideas that won’t cost an arm...
About this time last year, we installed a small rack in an awkward, unused corner of the kitchen to form a tea & coffee station. It has been working quite well, but it still meant I had to go to...
This month’s Houzz guest picks combines two of my favourite things: home accessories and typography. Check out this and loads more examples in my alphabet cushion soup over at Houzz.
silver dish

What a dish

After our wine and cheese party a few months ago, I mentioned we had a casualty (well, actually we had a few but this one couldn’t be fixed with a Panadol and a sleep in): a beautiful large silver platter. It was an engagement...

Suitcases as storage

I love repurposing unconventional items for storage. This stack of suitcases in our bedroom contains my collection of clutch bags (on top for easy access) and travel accessories (on the bottom for occasional use). Other uses include out-of-season clothes, blankets or...
Kia ora! Here are all the goodies we brought back from New Zealand. It looks like a lot when you lay it all out together! Hopefully no one in the family looks too closely, as I used the opportunity to...
To tie in with the literary theme of our wedding, I made these cute ‘vases’ from old books. Here’s how: You will need: old, unwanted book piece of dense cardboard scalpel pencil double-sided tape Instructions: 1. Trim the piece of cardboard to the...
’m off galivanting around the world for a few weeks so I have lined up some some talented ladies to hold the fort while I’m gone. Hope you enjoy! + + + + + As our home has evolved over the...
I picked up this great birdcage wall hanging on special at Spotlight several months ago but it was only now that I had a chance to put it to use. I didn’t mind the idea of the bird image,...
This post is sponsored by Target. In yesterday’s post I showed you how we The Man installed some new picture ledges. Now onto the fun part – selecting and framing some happy faces! I wanted to go for a monochrome palette, partly because some of the photos were...