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.
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...
Hanging bottles as flower vases always look so charming and romantic, but here’s a quirky twist: using light bulbs instead! See this clever tutorial at Free People.
100 Layer Cake There are loads of ways to reuse an old frame, but this has to be my favourite. It’s so versatile: use your new tray on your dresser for jewellery or perfume, in the bathroom for your lotions...
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...
This post is sponsored by Target. I’d recently been suffering a case of the decorating blahs. There are only so many times you can rearrange the same ol’ pieces after all, so I’m delighted to be working with Target to freshen up my decor...
matryoshka measuring cups

New finds

As you may have noticed, we haven’t done too many big projects on the house lately. But there have been a few small additions, like this candlestick. The shape is much more formal and traditional than I’d normally like, but...
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...
seesaw pallet photo display

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...
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...