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Laundry makeover

Remember those heinous tiles in the kitchen? They’re baaaack and rearing their stripy head in the laundry. Nothing that our trusty tile paint couldn’t handle though. Plenty of putty and white paint hid most other sins. Despite attacking it with...

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...
After last week’s blush-worthy drawer makeover, here’s a less intimate organising project. The top drawer of my dressing table is where I store the rest of my bling that isn’t suitable to hang on my jewellery rack. As you can see from the...
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Moving tips

Moving in day 2008 When The Man and I moved into our townhouse, we were both coming straight from living with our parents. Naturally, apart from our bedroom furniture and personal items, we didn’t have a lot to move. Six years...
Martha Stewart Grab a business card holder from your local office supplies store and use it to organise your spare buttons and thread. Is that clever or what?
You saw that our wedding invitations featured hand-lettered calligraphy on the envelopes. We had some guests who we were inviting only to the ceremony, so in addition to designing another version of the invitation, their addressing also called for something a little...
You’ve already seen my ‘medicine cabinet‘ housed in a hanging shoe organiser. They’re great for adding storage in an otherwise wasted space and the convenient comparments make them really versatile. Here are some creative uses (apart from shoe storage of...
I still love the organic texture and colour provides by this set of wicker baskets on top of the kitchen cupboards. However, continually having to answer The Man’s queries about ‘Which basket has the pie weights again?’ was getting...
I had a whole bag of scrabble tiles leftover from another project (more on that another time) that were crying out to be repurposed. I’ll be going through a few ideas over the coming weeks. First up, we have...