Posts in category inspiration

new idea for a linen closet

new idea for a linen closet

I currently have 3 linen closets in my hallway, yes three!! I also have another funny little room that is perched over the stairs. I shall show you this another day.  Anyway, I was thinking to convert one of my linen closets to a chest of drawers. This one is outside the bathroom/WC  and I thought […]

the new kitchen

Finally I am able to reveal my new kitchen. It has taken much longer than anticipated, but I am very happy with the results. If you read my post about buying an Ikea kitchen you will know that is what I was thinking of doing. Pleased to report that we ended up doing this and here […]

Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I recently purchased an old wooden tall boy from Gumtree. I wanted a chest of drawers for my dressing room but the only ones I found at Ikea were over $500 and they are not made of real wood so I thought I would try to recreate an old one. It cost me $140 which […]

Finished powder room

We have finally finished the downstairs powder room. We actually completed it a few months back, but I was still trying to find something else to put in the space. I wanted a surface where visitors using the bathroom could place their belongings. I bought one thing, a small hall table to go in there […]

blog share: just paint it

blog share: just paint it

Here is another of my favourite blogs, Just  It.  The link goes to Colleen’s wonderful post on painting vine leaves, but check out the rest of her blog too. She is a wonderful artist who provides easy to follow instructions. Check it out.  

blog share: ruche

blog share: ruche

Check out this awesome light fixture at Ruche.  I love birdcages and  this one is especially gorgeous.  It goes from this: to this: wow! just wow!

what would the stairs look like if i ...

My stairs are B-O-R-I-N-G!!  They are stained dark but they do not match the flooring in the rest of the house. I have been scouring the internet again and found some fabulous ideas for painted stairs. I have 2 staircases in my house, one with 6 steps and one with 9.  This image is taken […]

are you a shoe person?

Today I bought some fab new shoes, ladies King Gee with pink trim. Aren’t they just delicious. Best of all they protect my feet while I am working outside. I am not a shoe person. I have maybe 10 pairs of shoes in total.  I have never been a shoe person. I don’t have great […]

a few of my favourite things

I do love pretty things. Looking at them makes me feel really good inside, they inspire me.  Here are some images to enjoy. cheers, Debra —ooo— I attend link parties at: sew many ways scattered thoughts of a craft mum a round tuit a pinch of joy sew can do create with joy keeping it […]

more clocks….

more clocks….

Here are some more lovely clocks. A collection of clock faces and fob watches.   A jar of clocks.   An old door made into a clock, fab idea.   {all images found on pinterest}

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