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{ DIY } Whitewashed Face Brick Wall

Interior face brick walls… you either love ’em, or hate ’em. I kinda hate them. The one lounge wall is face brick, there’s a little face brick pillar supporting the loft, and a huge double volume area of face brick. But I had a plan! This is a project I’ve been dying to do since… Continue reading { DIY } Whitewashed Face Brick Wall

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{ FREE PRINTABLE } Pantry Organisation

I never thought of myself as a neat and organized person (just ask my mother and she’ll confirm that I am NOT the tidiest of her children). I’ve always wished I was though. I have a Pinterest board called Organize your Life which is my inspiration for the kind of person I wish I was. So,… Continue reading { FREE PRINTABLE } Pantry Organisation

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{ DIY } Drawer trio paintover

So when I said the pine barstools were my first Chalk Paint project, I lied a little. A few days after Peter bought me the tins of Fired Earth Chalk Paint, I broke them in on three little drawers in our walk in cupboard.   Before – yip, the good old yellow pine colour. Sigh.… Continue reading { DIY } Drawer trio paintover

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Colours!

Since we are slowly starting to paint the whole house, I’ve been giving some thought to feature walls and additional colours. I popped into the Plascon Spaces Showroom in Design Quarter the other day and picked up a few sample pots of different colours, for two different projects. It’s such a cool shop, and the… Continue reading Colours!

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{ DIY } Chalk Paint bar stools

Last month I posted about these raw pine bar stools we bought for a few hundred rand and asked for some ideas or inspiration to give them some personality. Angel found a pic on Pinterest and shared it with me on Facebook that I just LOVED… Pretty hey!?   So I used that as my main inspiration,… Continue reading { DIY } Chalk Paint bar stools

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New Year, New Lounge!

Here’s a before-before pic of the lounge – from the online listing before we bought it 🙂 Remember the laminate floors – ugh!   So, it’s not really the beginning of the year anymore, so the title of this post might seem weird, but on New Year’s Day we started the lounge makeover by painting… Continue reading New Year, New Lounge!

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Barstool ideas 

We bought two of these raw pine bar stools today to go in the kitchen at the centre island.  The house came with two chrome and black leather(ish) barstools in the kitchen which obviously serve the purpose, but I’m not a leather and chrome kinda gal.  We’ve been eyeing out the same shaped stools at… Continue reading Barstool ideas 

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Wallpapered!

WARNING – Image heavy post – I can’t help myself! A little while ago I posted this Sneak Peek in my excitement of this project, and now it’s complete!   A bit of background… in 2013 we went to Wales to visit friends, and I discovered Laura Ashley… more specifically, I discovered Laura Ashley’s phenomenal range… Continue reading Wallpapered!