Category Archives: Upcycling

$4 Occasional Table Makeover 

When I saw this ruined little table in my local op shop for $4 I wasn’t sure exactly what I’d do with it, but I knew I couldn’t leave it behind! It had what looked like pink nail polish all … Continue reading

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African Inspiration 

I keep seeing images of African baskets on walls, such as these: Source:West Elm Source: Decoist And these Source: Maria Killam I was really wanting to do a basket wall display just like this in my entry hall. I had a couple … Continue reading

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Faux Shell Chandelier 

I have always loved those beachy Capiz shell chandeliers, but haven’t been lucky enough to come across one at a good price. In fact, they can run into the thousands!!!!! As this post on the blog More Ways to Waste Time shows: … Continue reading

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Paisley Bowl in Blue and White

To continue my current love affair with Paisley and combine it with my life long love of blue and white ceramics I went and purchased this blue ceramic paint pen:  And dug this white bowl out of a box in … Continue reading

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Boho Decoupage!

I love Paisley patterns, I love colouring in pages, I love upcycling, I love decoupage. Today I brought all of those things together. As I’ve told you, I’ve been doing a lot of colouring in lately and I have accumulated … Continue reading

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Paisley Lampshade 

   This little satin lampshade that I picked up for $1 in an op shop months ago turned out to be the perfect size for one of those cute brass lamps.    But cream satin is yawnworthy and it was … Continue reading

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Another op shop excursion 

   Yeah, it’s officially an addiction. I’m addicted to op shopping (thrifting) but honestly, who could resist this stunning granny square crochet rug for $6? There’s weeks, months of hard work and love gone into it! It’s so gorgeous!!! And … Continue reading

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Lace Dreamcatcher

   I have been falling in love with dream catchers made with old lace doilies lately. They’re all over Pinterest and Etsy, and I have had this small lace doily stuffed into my linen press for years now.  When I … Continue reading

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Rainbow Candles 

   There is nothing more satisfying to me than things that are organised by colour. I love rainbows and things that are rainbow coloured. I love unicorns too, but that’s another story! So. When I was putting something away in … Continue reading

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Rainbow Alpaca

I remember back in junior school making stained glass style ornaments from black paper and cellophane. They looked so pretty on the windows! So when I came across a box of old stationery that included these plastic folder dividers, I … Continue reading

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