Category Archives: Furniture Makeovers

Boho Patchwork Chairs

So every 6-12 months I find myself recovering my dining chairs. This time around however, I decided I wanted to cover them with some of my own patchwork. Lately I have really been loving the colour combination of red and … Continue reading

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Joss Paper Shelf

I have been wanting to decoupage something using Joss Paper for a very long time, and finally got the right project for it. Joss paper is made from bamboo and is traditionally burned as an offering during Chinese ancestral worship. … Continue reading

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Stencilled Bedside

About a year after I moved into this house, my next door neighbour put this little chest of drawers out on the side of the road, and I decided it would make great storage for my art as well as … Continue reading

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Revamped Office Chair

For ages I struggled to find a chair to use as a desk chair in my studio . I hate ugly office chars but nothing else was comfortable enough to sit in all day. Eventually I relented and picked up … Continue reading

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Sofas and Studios

You know how I love a good op shopping bargain? Well last time I was there, I found a 1940s green sofa and armchair that I really really wanted. And I left them in the op shop and went home. … Continue reading

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Teal Backed Bookcase

I inherited this gorgeous cedar bookcase from my grandparents when I first moved out of home. The backboard is not, however cedar. It is Masonite, and was almost certainly nailed onto the bookcase just to make it more functional well … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Cupboards

I am a total nerd. Not only am I a Whovian, but among many other fandoms I am also a Potterhead. I picked up these copies of Harry Potter books in op shops and second hand book stalls to use … Continue reading

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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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Wall Cupboard Makeover 

I always find it hard to walk past a forlorn, unwanted piece of furniture in the op shop. I’d been thinking of putting a shelf up above my bed for a while when I came across this obviously home made … Continue reading

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Another Lampshade Gets a Makeover 

A while back I updated the lampshade in my studio with acrylic ink. I was going for an Under the Sea theme. It didn’t quite turn out the way I envisioned, but I stuck with it. Well I decided it was … Continue reading

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