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{ Week 2 DIY } Guest Bedroom :: Paint

{ Part of the Guest Bedroom Makeover Series } YES! We painted! The weekend of 9 & 10 September was pretty much all about painting! After a LOT of back and forth and “is it too dark?”, “is it dark enough?”, “is it too much?” , “I really think I’ll love it”, “what if I don’t?!” I decided to… Continue reading { Week 2 DIY } Guest Bedroom :: Paint

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{ Week 1 DIY } Guest Bedroom :: New Light

{ Part of the Guest Bedroom Makeover Series } Playing a bit of catchup… The makeover started in August with the removal of the old ceiling light in the bedroom, and the repair of the ceiling where we took the light down. Silly me, no before pic of the light, but it was pretty similar to… Continue reading { Week 1 DIY } Guest Bedroom :: New Light

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{ DIY } Spray painted Chandelier

I’m still painting everything I can get my hands on… and spray paint is my latest obsession! Slowly but surely, everything that is black or orange-pine coloured is being painted either white or duck egg as you know. Or maybe even gold. Or silver. But that’s post for another day. Today’s chosen makeover colour was… Continue reading { DIY } Spray painted Chandelier

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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 } Duck Egg is the new Black

I think my motto should be be “Duck Egg is the new Black”… everything black that I can get my hands on is being made over in either white or duck egg, or both! Add a spot of bling and I’m all good! We’ve had these 3 jars since we moved in together, 12 (OMG!) years… Continue reading { DIY } Duck Egg is the new Black

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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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{ 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!