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.
I’ve already covered how you can turn old doors into headboards and wedding decorations, now let’s look at some ideas for all around the home. Door decor via Design*Sponge Bookshelves by Woodbird Design via Salvaged Grace Chalkboard by Poetic Home Coffee table by Green is Universal Door decor by Easie Peasie Door desk by & Unlimited Photo...
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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...
There seem to be so many toys and characters from my childhood popping back up these days. One of them is Eric Carle’s classic The Very Hungy Caterpillar. The book’s resurgence has spawned a fantastic array of merchandise and...
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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...
The biannual Bowerbird Bazaar handmade market was held on Mother’s Day weekend here in Adelaide. (Yes, I know Mother’s Day was some time ago so apologies for the ridiculous lateness of this recap but I couldn’t fit it in earlier due to...

Lace

I’m working on a lace-themed wedding invitation for a client at the moment. As is the way, I’m now seeing gorgeous, contemporary interpretations of lace popping up all over the place. From top: Carrie storage/bicycle basket from Fjorn Scandanavian | Beautiful textured dishes from the appropriately-named Lace...
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,...
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...
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...