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Guest Bedroom (six week?) makeover challenge

The blog has been pretty quiet lately, and not too much DIY-ing has been happening over the last while. I guess winter will do that to you. We’ve been here for almost a year! Can you believe it!? I can’t. In celebration of being here for almost a year, we’ve decided to use our year… Continue reading Guest Bedroom (six week?) makeover challenge

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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 } 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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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!