Living room ideas, plans + creature comforts | Saltbush Avenue

Living room ideas, plans, creature comforts

Hello and welcome to our living room! I won’t say I’ve fully ~realised my vision~ for grand living room ideas (if only money and time were no object! oh, if only), but it’s our home, so it’s always going to feel comfortable as long as my dude and my cat are there.   Continue reading »

Retro Armchair Restoration | Saltbush Avenue

Retro Armchair Restoration

This story has been months in the making. I brought home these retro armchairs, refinished their frames, made some upholstery, took numerous missteps along the way… but they’re finished, both of them, and I have two beautiful midcentury recliners to show for it.  Continue reading »

Painting weatherboards | Saltbush Avenue

Painting our dark weatherboards – progress!

So I’m feeling a twinge of embarrassment about this post. How can we be so slow at painting weatherboards? Still: we’ve passed the halfway point, and each step forward looks GREAT. Here’s how that process has been going, what with lead paint being an issue and all.   Continue reading »

DIY Wooden Peg Coat Rack | Saltbush Avenue

DIY Wooden Peg Coat Rack

So I learned the hard way that I can’t just screw hooks into the wall and hope for the best, even when I’m using specialty plaster anchors. These textured walls said HELL NO and so I was left with a swiss-cheesed wall and no hooks for our coats.  Continue reading »

My rainbow of summer flowers | Saltbush Avenue

My rainbow of summer flowers

How was your summer? Summer 2015, if necessary. Mine: amazingly fast and unfortunately finished. The sun sets just before 6pm now, and the scent of woodsmoke is in the air. I wish I’d accomplished more in the warmer weather, but at least my summer flowers put on a great display.  Continue reading »