Design

Vintage sideboard makeover. Bone inlay effect using stencils and paint.

DIY Home Decor Project: DIY Bone Inlay Furniture

  • Liana 
  • 3 min read

When Nicole Herrick (@nicoleherrickdiy) decided to upcycle this vintage sideboard she got for free (yes,free!) on Facebook Marketplace, I wonder if she thought the end result would be so fabulous. She chose a bone inlay style makeover and painted the wood using a stencil she created using her new Cricut maker.

A photo of a wood heater fire burning

Is your home slowly killing you?

  • Liana 
  • 10 min read

We all love our homes and want them to be a safe haven from the world. However, there are a few things inside that could actually be harming us. If you are thinking of doing home renovations, be careful of unseen hazards which could be hiding in your home. You may be at risk of harming yourself or those around you if you disturb a hidden hazard.

After kitchen reno - extractor hood

Budget Kitchen Renovation: Late 1970s to 2021

  • Liana 
  • 5 min read

I transformed our dated late 1970s kitchen on a small budget of around $300. Eventually we would like to take the wall down between the living room and kitchen/diner to create an open plan space but for now, we wanted a kitchen we could live with for a couple of years whilst we saved up for a more costly renovation.

Top 5 Best Shed Houses in Australia

  • Liana 
  • 11 min read

Commonly referred to as a Shed-House – ‘Shouse’ or Shed-Home – ‘Shome’, a livable shed turned house is a popular way to create a budget home with plenty of open plan living space.

The benefits of using a typical shed style layout include having large non-structural wall spans and an open-plan interior space. The style also has a striking aesthetic and grandeur which is hard to replicate in a standard home construction.

How to shop sustainably

How to shop sustainably

  • Liana 
  • 8 min read

Making ethical and sustainable choices whilst shopping is important to a lot of people and becoming more so. Transparency around product production and materials is becoming the norm as consumers become more aware of bad practices such as pollution, plastic waste, and child labour/sweatshops.