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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 »

Bedroom curtains

Curtain and blind surgery

This window has new curtains and blinds! I don’t blame you if you can’t exactly feel the excitement, but it’s exciting to me.

Here’s how it was looking after I refinished the window frame in our bedroom. Getting that done was well and good, but the next task was to tackle the pile of curtains and blinds that had been sitting in the corner, staring me down for the last six months.  Continue reading »

A small monumental change

I haven’t gotten around to showing this side of the kitchen, but here, come have a look at the black wall. It’s been like this for a little while and I still think it makes the room.

This wall previously had a couple of cheap shelves and a fearsome old heater installed on it, which we removed and patched over.  Continue reading »