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 »

Workplace desk work | Saltbush Avenue

Workspace desk work

My first DIY project was four years ago, when I got a $30 desk from a tip shop. This desk was a big, solid beast, ex-government issue, large enough to fit a desktop and sketchbooks, and in need of some cosmetic attention.  Continue reading »