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 »

Champagne Taste, Kmart Budget: My 10 Picks | Saltbush Avenue

Champagne Taste, Kmart Budget: My 10 Picks

A little while ago, I ducked into Kmart — as you do, when it’s next door to the supermarket — and I was mildly surprised to discover that, hey, a bunch of this stuff looks really cool. Hello, worst-kept secret in Australian interiors!  Continue reading »

DIY Floating Buffet (with or without IKEA) | Saltbush Avenue

DIY Floating Buffet (with or without IKEA)

Variously known as: a floating buffet, a floating sideboard, a floating credenza, the infamous “fauxdenza.” If you’ve ever read a DIY/decor blog in the past five years, you’ve probably seen one of these. (Think Door Sixteen, The Brick House, and countless others.) We’re all a bunch of copycats, each trend working its way through the masses until it arrives at a house somewhere at the butt-end of Australia.    Continue reading »

Air planters

Air planters

I thought those modern upside-down air planters were cool, if a bit gimmicky. Like, they’re a neat concept, but they weren’t “for me.” Or so I thought. Jamie surprised me with two air planters for Christmas, and after arranging the plants and wires into place, I’m quite taken with them.  Continue reading »