9 Shabbilicious Easter DIY Projects & Inspiration

It’s less than 2 weeks to Easter and my home has been filled with pretty Easter vignettes. I love opening my storage boxes at the beginning of a new season and being able to introduce new bits and pieces to my decorating. While it wasn’t intentional, looking around my open plan living areas … [Read more...]

I’m singing from the rooftops…

Without a doubt, one of the best paint finishes to emerge this century is chalk paint…. don’t we all just love it! Now I’ve tried quite a few. I’ve even made my own in the early days before we could get it here in Australia. I’ve painted small objects, big furniture pieces and even a whole kitchen … [Read more...]

Adding soft pastels for a cottage Easter

Last week I added a hint of soft pastel colour to my kitchen dresser… And a few small Easter touches that enhance my décor… Rather than screaming ‘seasonal’ change.     There’s been a pair of thrifted baby boots floating around in my treasure box for awhile. I saw them there when I … [Read more...]

DIY budget kitchen make-over – stage 2

Yesterday I shared my kitchen make-over that was completed on a budget. I appreciate all your lovely comments.     My home is quite compact and definitely not magazine worthy, but even so, I hope I inspired some of you to have a go at these simple and cheap techniques that can update … [Read more...]

DIY budget kitchen make-over

It’s a good feeling when a DIY project comes together as you visualized and within budget. I’ve never tackled a complete kitchen make-over before and this one was on an ultra tight budget too. We have the unique situation with our home, in that it is part of our business, so when we sell the … [Read more...]

Decorating with cushions

Decorating with cushions is one of the easiest and most effective ways to transform a room. I like to keep my colour palette fairly neutral, so that I can add visual interest and colour with the addition of just a few accessories.     I’ve given our main living area a relaxed … [Read more...]

A Cottage Life ~ Get the look

The cottage style says ‘welcome, make yourself at home’. It’s comfy and cosy and definitely takes a more relaxed approach to decorating. It’s a style that embraces imperfections, easily mixes vintage finds with homemade wares… and mismatched furnishings only add to the … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday and Christmas Link party

Welcome to… This is the place we come to each week to share all that is ‘Shabbilicious’ and ‘Christmas’ too. This includes anything pretty like romantic cottage, farmhouse, shabby chic transformations, decorating & DIY, room reveals, vintage finds, French inspired loveliness, yummy … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party

Welcome to…   This is the place we come to each week to share all that is ‘Shabbilicious’ This includes anything pretty like romantic cottage, farmhouse, shabby chic transformations, decorating & DIY, room reveals, vintage finds, French inspired loveliness, yummy recipes . . . or … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party

Welcome to… This is the place we come to each week to share all that is ‘Shabbilicious’ This includes anything pretty like romantic cottage, farmhouse, shabby chic transformations, decorating & DIY, room reveals, vintage finds, French inspired loveliness, yummy recipes . . . or anything … [Read more...]