before & after · General · General Decor · Indoor · Living Area · Lounge

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!

before & after · General · General Decor · Indoor · Kitchen · Sneak Peek

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 

before & after · General Decor · Indoor · Living Area · Uncategorized

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!

before & after · DIY · General Decor

{ DIY } Old Pallet into a Christmas Tree

While scouting around the garden for things left behind from the previous owners that needed to be thrown away, or moved, or packed away or repurposed, I discovered half an old pallet in December. Just half a pallet, so it didn’t seem particularly useful. However, since it was December and Christmas decorations were EVERYWHERE, I… Continue reading { DIY } Old Pallet into a Christmas Tree

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Snippets

Yesterday, Peter spent the day at our new house, with the guys installing the fiber. He took a few (100!!) photos while he was there, and it’s just made me waaaaaay too excited to move in, in a few weeks! Even though we’re just coming out of a dry winter and Gauteng has water restrictions… Continue reading Snippets