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Coral vista scalloped wall girls bedroom

DIY Home Decor Project: Scalloped Wall Paint

  • Liana 
  • 6 min read

My daughter is all ready for her own room, so I had the exciting task of decorating it for her! I decided to paint the wall with a scalloped edge to add some fun. Below you can find a DIY step-by-step guide on how you can achieve the scalloped wall look on a budget. It’s easier than you think!

Australiana Nursery Moodboard

How to set up a nursery – checklist for a new parent

  • Liana 
  • 9 min read

Are you expecting a baby or know someone who is and are confused by all the ‘must-haves’ needed to set up a nursery? This post is a list of my top items needed for a nursery I wish I had had 3 babies ago. 

Photo of aluminium window frame painted satin black

DIY Home Decor Project: How to spray paint aluminium window frames

  • Liana 
  • 7 min read

If you are looking to improve your façade or interior, a relatively quick and affordable way to do this is to paint your window frames. If you have aluminium window frames, the best way to do this is to use spray paint. Read on to find out how.

Mark's studio shed exterior view of shed and landscaping against painted black fence

Top 5 Backyard Studios in Australia

  • Liana 
  • 12 min read

To set the scene: you and your family are all working from home. There are no more available spaces to comfortably work from other than your dining table which means you have to clear everything away before dinner. Not very practical to say the least. This is where the backyard studio comes in. Adding a valuable studio space in your garden can be a great way to create a useable, multi-functional space to work, create or relax in. What’s more is that it can actually add value to your home.

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.