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 »

Hot tips for the veggie garden | Saltbush Avenue

Hot tips for the veggie garden

Jamie and I love the veggie garden, because we get to tinker with things outdoors and occasionally there’s free food. Sometimes I think it’s an elaborate game of chance, regardless of how many afternoons have gone into it, but I’ll highlight three things it’s got going for it: two DIY improvements and one particular plant that we’d recommend to anybody.  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 »

Build a bench!

Build a live-edge bench!

Sometimes you meticulously make plans, sometimes you fly by the seat of your pants. I almost always know what I want the result to look like, even if I can’t work out how to connect point A and point B straight away, but I stalled out halfway through building a live-edge bench.  Continue reading »

Cinderblock, Improved

Cinderblock, improved

Every little job adds up to create an improved whole, but this particular fix went a long way to burnish curb appeal: refreshing the crummy cinderblock wall at the front of our property. It only took two afternoons and a tin of paint but the result is loads better, almost modern even.  Continue reading »