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 »

Slate grey

Sometimes you don’t have a lot of time, or money. So you wait and you plan.

I had high hopes of re-finishing the kitchen floorboards soon. I even photoshopped it in when I brought in that cabinet. Yeah, that was cute when I thought it’d only take a weekend and like, $300 tops to get a classy ebony floor.  Continue reading »