DIY Industrial Design Bookcase

Bookcase - front

Helloooooo! So I was going to give you the whole spiel about how sorry I am that I haven’t posted in a while, and how busy I’ve been, and how overwhelming life can get… but let’s face it, you get it, because we’ve all been there. So I’ll save it. ;)

Today’s project is the first thing that has really truly inspired me in a while. I am so in love, it’s not even funny. But first, let me give you the backstory. 

After living with our lounge room arrangement for the last 3 years, we felt like a bit of a change last week (you can see what it used to look like here). We moved everything around, and it looks really great, but we ended up with no place to put our bookcase, and a rather bare looking hallway. The solution is obvious, right?

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DIY Art Deco Display Ladder

Art deco ladder image

You guys, I have been feeling so inspired these last few weeks. Lately it seems like ideas just burst into my head, fully formed, and compel me to make them now.  It’s been really fun! 

This project is one I have been wanting to make for aaages. As I’m sure you have figured out, I quite like copper (see how I can play it cool?). I also love hanging things on ladders – my best friend has an antique one which she hangs her scarves on that I lurrrrrve + want to steal. 

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Choosing the Perfect Cheese Platter

I am definitely feeling the autumn blues this week. The leaves are changing colour, the days are getting shorter, and I am fighting the strong urge to crawl into bed and hibernate for three to four months. It isn’t even truly cold yet, but I as I write this blog, I am sitting on top of the heater with my uggs on.

That’s why today’s post is on something to warm the spirit – cheese. The most holey of foods (see what I did there?). I love cheese in all its forms. Its creamy comfort is second only to chocolate (and I’m sure we’ve all had our fair share of that over the last few weeks!).

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D.I.Y. Natural Wood Portrait Frames

March always seems to be a month of low blogging motivation for me! Case in point? I finished these frames almost two weeks ago, and even though I’ve been so excited to share them with you, I just keep putting it off. They look so good hanging in the house though, I get a happy feeling every time I see them. :)

Frame

After our engagement in September last year, we got some really beautiful engagement photos, taken by our friend Alan Moyle. However, we haven’t been able to find any frames for the portraits that we (a) love, and (b) can afford.

I was sitting in a cafe about a month ago (having brunch, of course) when I saw a poster framed with reclaimed wood. It looked so simple, yet so good, and my immediate thought was…. I can do that! Continue reading

D.I.Y. Rustic Noteboard

Board Front

Last Monday I was feeling a little flat, so I decided to get out for some exercise. To my delight, our street was having a hard rubbish collection, and I found some treasures! That’s right, I am that creepy girl who goes stealing peoples’ trash off the street. And darn proud of it!

These wooden frames were my faves, and I got to work right away to transform them. I wanted to incorporate some chicken wire that I’d picked up for a few dollars, and I needed a new note board for my office – perfect combination. Continue reading