Tasman Peninsula, Southern Tasmania | Saltbush Avenue

Tasman Peninsula / Southern Tasmania

One thing I enjoy about living in Hobart is that I’m surrounded by people who choose to live here. The youngins move interstate for work and a change of pace, but then the tide shifts and you talk to over-30 professionals and they’ll tell you that they’ve come here for the beautiful landscape, the lower cost of living, the lifestyle.  Continue reading »

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 »