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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

before & after · DIY · General Decor · Guest Bedroom Makeover · Guest Room · Indoor · Sneak Peek

{ 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

before & after · DIY · General Decor · Guest Bedroom Makeover · Guest Room · Indoor

{ 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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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

Bedroom · before & after · DIY · General Decor · Guest Room · Indoor

{ 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 } 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

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 · 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