Pegboard art wall

“Muuuuuuuummmm!….we were playing Pegasus’s and I crashed into the mountain (wall) and some of the pictures came down”. Kid’s rooms and glass-framed art don’t really mix well if you have rowdy ones like mine. It’s basically an open invitation to unnecessary A&E visits. I love art. I grew up surrounded by it because I have an arty family….

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DIY TEA TOWEL ART

This is very best kind of DIY: easy and cheap! Such fantastic designs are now available as the humble tea towel. You can even get your favourite artist in linen form. Here are my favourite local options: DICK FRIZZELL TEAM BRAYBURN FROM MR VINTAGE BUNNY FROM WILD HONEY ART For the rugby lovers, this option is…

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How to fake a wall of wallpaper for less than $60

Wallpaper has got such power to transform a room. The problem I have though, is that I love expensive wallpaper. Very expensive wallpaper. On top of the paper cost, you’ve then got the installation cost (I’m so not brave enough to DIY with expensey paper) so it’s always been an ‘admire from afar’ love for me….

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Minimalist DIY coat hooks

Part of my grand plan for the entry hall was to have some simple wooden hooks hung behind the front door. I knew I wanted them to be pale wood to stand out against the deep blue walls and I wanted a simple design. DIY inspiration often strikes when you least expect it. For this project, it…

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Hanging a display plate wall

Why a plate display wall works so well: Groups of vintage plates displayed on a wall are an easy way to add interest and fill up a wall, without having to invest a lot, plus it works with various decorating styles, from cottage to contemporary. Modern plates work too, and there are some amazing melamine trays…

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Painted Striped Walls – Master Bedroom & Ensuite

This is definitely a high impact DIY! Mr House of Ralph was convinced I’d be bored of it within a matter of months, but I still love it 4 years down the track. It’s bright and happy and I love the view walking down our hallway towards the bedroom – you see the glamorous lamps,…

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Hall Table Makeover

Teaching kids that “Just because you want something, doesn’t mean you can have it” takes a while.  It’s tough to hear, I get it. I’ve had to listen to that annoying inner voice many times. Our hallway entrance is a classic example. If I had my way, the hallway entrance table would be a slimline black cubist…

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Geometric Noticeboard

We installed a cheap cork noticeboard in our home office (such an affordable way of getting a custom noticeboard by the way, the tiles are cheap as chips from Mitre10 Mega, they come in packs of 10 from memory). Installation of these tiles is so easy, you just buy tile glue and a spreader, line…

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A Frame Play Tent

This is one of the most popular toys in our house. It’s used for tea-parties, movie nights, sleepovers, even superhero catching crooks and putting them in the “jail” games. I purchased a faux fur throw (sigh) but the kids love snuggling into it and having a quiet read. I totally get it, it’s super cosy in…

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