Tips For Keeping the Clutter Under Control

Tips For Keeping the Clutter Under Control

Easter has come and gone for this year. I enjoyed spending time with family and of course I ate far too much chocolate. It was also our wedding anniversary – 7 years! Paul and I enjoyed some time together … catching a movie and dinner.  I managed to squeeze in a few projects, which I hope to show you all in the coming weeks. This weekend also marked the end of the 40 bags in 40 days decuttering challenge … so what next? As a final wrap up I thought I would share my tips for keeping the clutter under control … after the challenge ends. Continue reading

5 Top Tips When Decluttering

5 Top Tips When Decluttering

Can you believe that we’re nearly at the end of the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge! How the time has flown by. With 3 days left of the challenge, I thought I would take a moment to reflect on what I have learnt along the way. So here are my 5 top tips when decluttering … for the final week of the challenge. Continue reading

How to Makeover a Pine Bookcase

How to Makeover a Pine Bookcase

I once read that when painting furniture, you should choose decent pieces to begin with. I’m not entirely sure what the definition of decent was, I suspect the author was referring to the overall shape and style. But when it comes to substance … they don’t get any more solid than my pine bookcase. Continue reading

Get Back on Track … for Week 5 of the Declutter Challenge

Get Back on Track … for Week 5 of the Declutter Challenge

I have to be honest with you, this week feels like the toughest week of the challenge so far.  I lost motivation (despite all my efforts here), with days going by without so much as a glance at my declutter list or a bag in sight. With only 9 days left to go of the 40 Bags in 40 Days, it’s time to dig deep and get back on track … for week 5 of the declutter challenge. Continue reading

How to Organise Children’s Artwork … Declutter Challenge

How to Organise Children’s Artwork … Declutter Challenge

Of all the areas at home that have proven to be the biggest challenge to organise … it has to be my daughter’s artwork. I love looking at wonderful creations Miss E brings home most days. However, as of a week ago I had no idea how to store or organise the seemingly endless outpouring of creativity. Continue reading

Makeover of a Wood and Cast Iron Bed

Makeover of a Wood and Cast Iron Bed

A while ago I talked about how to distress furniture with sandpaper (here). I used the makeover of our bed as one example of the look that can be achieved. I am so pleased with the transformation painting the bedposts made, that I though it deserves a special mention. So today is all about the makeover of our wood and cast iron bed. Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide to Spray Painting a Picture Frame

Beginner’s Guide to Spray Painting a Picture Frame

We have a lovely big print in our lounge room, the colours are great and it fits well into the décor.  The only problem is the frame was a little, well … uninspiring, but I knew all it needed was a coat of paint to make it pop! The frame is made of wood, with some lovely detailing and bevelling. I had never used spray paint before and decided this would give me the smooth, flawless finish I was after … I thought I was onto a winner!  Continue reading

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