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{DIY} Pine Dressing table makeover

I’ve had my dressing table for, probably, close on 20 years. It’s a little pine thing, that has splats of nail polish on it, nail polish remover bleached spots, some of the mirror clip things are missing… it’s really not beautiful and has seen better days.     But have you seen the prices of… Continue reading {DIY} Pine Dressing table makeover

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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