Category Archives: Decorating

Botanical Wall Lights

I have in my living room two of the ugliest wall lights I have ever come across. At this point I haven’t found the right replacements at the right price, although I’m sure to come across something nicer one day! … Continue reading

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Cyanotype Cushions

Back in the dark ages (aka the early 1990s) when I was a hippie dippie art student majoring in printmaking, I fell in love with cyanotype or blueprinting. A combination of two chemicals mixed with water and set out in … Continue reading

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Shelf Vignette

I have spoken before about what a terrible gardener I am, but I wanted to fill a shelf full of vases of prettiness, so I went hunting in my garden and found a surprising array of beautiful plants to display:

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A Mirror Restored

When I spied this bevelled mirror in the op shop for $4.99 I knew I couldn’t pass it up. A couple of hours with some paint stripper and a sander revealed a gorgeous oak frame. It had been stained darker, … Continue reading

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A love of Afghans 

It’s no secret that I have an addictive personality, and you may have noticed that one of my obsessions is crocheted or knitted afghans. I can’t crochet or knit, something I lament regularly. Despite every crocheter telling me how ridiculously … Continue reading

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December Bed Post

I think I’ve been reading too much of Selina Lake’s book Romantic Style (her books are awesome, check them out!), because I’ve gone with a very soft and romantic bed this month! The starting point this month was my grandmother’s crocheted bedspread. … Continue reading

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Further adventures in floorboards 

The opportunity to get some help to pull up the floating floorboards in the kitchen, living room and hallway came up recently, before I’d really planned it. I really couldn’t turn down the offer of (free) labour, and it is … Continue reading

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