How to Organise A Small Kitchen

How to Organise A Small Kitchen

So the deal is: we have a decent kitchen as far as finishes go, but it doesn’t have a whole lot of space. Out of the last four places we’ve lived, this one definitely has the smallest kitchen. Actually, each kitchen we’ve lived with has been smaller than the last. It became a problem in our last loft, because we’d amassed so much stuff. Decluttering & Organising I donated some bits but listed most a lot of stuff on Craigslist… View Post

Update: DIY Upholstered Bed

Update: DIY Upholstered Bed

Remember the bed I upholstered for the little man back last year? Well, when we moved, I had to take bits of it apart so we could get it through the doorways. It was an easy process – I just pulled out the staples and peeled the fabric back around the corners so that I could get to the screws (and around the middle of the foot board, because that’s where the support beam is attached). It had been working… View Post

DIY: How To Recover A Nursery Glider

DIY: How To Recover A Nursery Glider

I have a little confession: it’s not completely finished. But the back and bottom cushions are slip-covered and, since a lot of gliders don’t even have arm cushions, I’ll explain how I did these and then update this post when I do get the arms completed. Here’s how she’s looking at the moment… Even without arm cushions, it’s an improvement on the tired blue that is hiding underneath, am I right? You Will Need: – An ugly ass glider –… View Post

DIY | Wall Art Monogram for a Toddler Bedroom

DIY | Wall Art Monogram for a Toddler Bedroom

I’ve been on the hunt for very budget-friendly DIY wall art ideas for the Big Boy bedroom, and this little button monogram fits the bill. What You Need Assorted buttons (I got mine from JoAnns) Fabric (I used burlap) A solid frame (mine was a charity shop find) Needle & thread Cardboard Printer Cost: from $5 Time: Under four hours DIY Monogram Wall Art: How To I started by printing a big old letter S, my Little Man’s first initial,… View Post

DIY | Ikea Fjellse Hack: How to Upholster A …

DIY | Ikea Fjellse Hack: How to Upholster A Bed

I recently upholstered a basic wooden bed frame from Ikea. It’s going to live in my little boy’s new bedroom – his first “big boy bed.” It’s a very budget-friendly and straightforward DIY – perfectly doable if you love the look of upholstered beds but not the price tag. UPDATE: Having lived with the upholstered Fjellse bed for over a year, there are a couple of minor things I would have done differently – read more about that here if… View Post