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{ DIY } Ratty bedside lamp and shelf makeover

A few months ago, on our neighbourhood whatsapp group, someone was clearing out their cottage and had a few furniture items for sale. I quickly snapped up two small bookshelves for the whopping price of R200 for both! They were in fine functioning shape, but needed a clean and a whack of paint. They’ve been… Continue reading { DIY } Ratty bedside lamp and shelf makeover

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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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Windows and walls

*SNEAK PEEK* One of the things I love about home decorating is wall treatment – feature walls, wallpaper, cool murals… When we were in Wales in 2013, I discovered Laura Ashley¬†and fell in love with her huge range of wallpapers (amongst other things). I bought a few rolls of gorgeous wallpaper back in 2013 and… Continue reading Windows and walls

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Hello number 58

On Thursday 5 May 2016, number 58 was listed for sale, on Friday 6 May at 6pm we went to see it for the first time, expecting to see a house similar to the other properties we have viewed in that same street. Instead we saw something so much more beautiful. So much more than… Continue reading Hello number 58