Hello! I’m back with all the gory details of how we installed the new kitchen shelf. Here’s the easy option: 1. Go to Ikea; buy a floating shelf. 2. Install shelf. Now, the longer version for people who like to be difficult prefer everything to fit perfectly. 1....
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Kitchen shelf

This is an angle of the kitchen that you’ve never seen. There’s clearly a reason for that: even after our kitchen makeover, this side remained decidedly blah with that huge white wall o’ nothing and the appliance pile-up in the corner. Add to that...

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 don’t have children but I imagine it would be pretty difficult to part with those itty bitty adorable baby clothes after they’ve been outgrown. Most of them can be donated to a friends or charity, but for those...
wine tags

Wine tags

I discovered this idea B.B. (Before Blogging) on Martha Stewart. So I hope you will overlook the lack of originality and enjoy my take on wine tags. You can easily identify bottles at a glance without having to pull every...
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...

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...

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...
Having contemporary, meaningful music as part of our wedding celebrations was really imporant for The Man and I. Thankfully we have very similar tastes in music so agreeing on songs was easy. The  hard part was finding songs that...
Hi, my name is Alicia and I’m addicted to dangly earrings. When I still lived at home, I stuck a couple of cork tiles (leftover from a reno project of my parents – forgive them, it was the 80s) inside my...