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 »

Let’s Talk: Photography + Social Media | Saltbush Avenue

Let’s Talk: Photography + Social Media

This summer, I took a course called Photography & Social Media offered by the University of Tasmania. It was online (excellent) and free (what? yes!) so there was no reason not to take it. Having that external pressure of class deadlines made me concentrate on my photography, particularly for sharing on social media, and I learned a few solid lessons from it.  Continue reading »

DIY Timber Magazine Files | Saltbush Avenue

DIY Timber Magazine Files

You might be thinking to yourself, “Aren’t magazine files already easy to find and pretty cheap?” It gets even easier and cheaper, my friend. One sheet of plywood = EIGHTEEN files! And at $3.50 a pop, no less. The bookshelf in my study just got re-organised in a sturdy, stylish way.  Continue reading »