DIY | An Ikea Lack Hack Coffee Table Makeover

DIY | An Ikea Lack Hack Coffee Table Makeover

This post was originally published in April 2011. I needed a functional coffee table for the living room, but I basically had a budget of zero dollars. This little Ikea Lack hack was my solution. Lack Hack Supplies An Ikea Lack coffee table Spray Adhesive (this might also work with wallpaper paste, but I haven’t tried it) ModPodge Shellac Wallpaper or very thick wrapping paper A craft knife A paint brush Decorative nails (I used 3/8″ nails with a nickel finish) or nail… View Post

DIY: How to Make a Boho Wall Hanging …

DIY: How to Make a Boho Wall Hanging with Wooden Beads

I made a little DIY wall hanging with wooden beads to go above the bed in Eleanor’s bedroom. You might have spotted it in my One Room Challenge reveal post. It was super simple and very last minute, but I love how it turned out. For Your Wall Hanging, You Will Need: Yarn in the colours of your choice – I used white, mustard, blush pink and lilac Metal rings – mine were 12cm and 25cm in diameter Wooden beads in assorted sizes… View Post

How to Hang Removable Wallpaper | One Room Challenge …

How to Hang Removable Wallpaper | One Room Challenge Week 5: Global Boho Bedroom

The removable wallpaper for my One Room Challenge is here, which calls for a big ass HOORAY! I’m over half way through hanging it, so today I’m talking all about the process and giving you guys a few tips that can make hanging peel and stick removable wallpaper a little easier, should you want to give it a go yourself. (You totally should, by the way – this stuff is amazing.) If you’re playing catch up, I’m giving my daughter’s… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 5: Refinished Mid-century Night Stands …

One Room Challenge Week 5: Refinished Mid-century Night Stands for Our Master Bedroom

One Room Challenge Posts: Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 (here!) / Reveal / Bonus: Desk Good news, everyone: I finally got the wood for my live-edge desk! It’s definitely been the biggest hassle of our whole One Room Challenge master bedroom makeover, but I think it’s going to be totally worth it. I’ve still got to sand and finish it, but there is at least a chance now that I will… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 2: Wall Decals in Shared …

One Room Challenge Week 2: Wall Decals in Shared Kids Room

I’m an overly-excited linking participant in the One Room Challenge. Last week I shared my mood board for the kids’ room and a couple of ‘before’ photos: I actually put the decals and the shelves up a couple of months ago, which I shared when I made this DIY poster frame (which will definitely get rehung – it’s too low but the nail was already in the annoyingly dense brick wall). I bought the decals from this Etsy seller, but when they arrived… View Post

A Simple DIY Framed Poster

A Simple DIY Framed Poster

Does this really require a tutorial? No, it does not. It was super simple and took all of twenty minutes. Am I going to give you one anyway? Damn straight. So, I bought a length of rounded wood trim, costing about £2.50, and cut four equal lengths, all a little wider than my poster. I already had string, but if I’d had to buy that too, it would’ve made my total supplies come in at about £4.50. The print I used… View Post

How To Create A Polka Dot Wall (Quickly)

How To Create A Polka Dot Wall (Quickly)

The polka dot wall was one of my favourite parts of Eleanor’s old nursery. It took me less than two hours and it had such a big impact on the room. I used these gold dot decals from Land of Nod, but I know you can also find similar ones on Etsy and they’d be easy to make with a Silhouette or a Cricut. I used three sets to cover about 75 sq feet of wall space, so it ended… View Post

Eleanor’s Loft Nursery Reveal

Eleanor’s Loft Nursery Reveal

It’s time to play catch up here and show y’all how far I got with our loft before we moved. Here’s is Eleanor’s little nursery… When I say little, I’m talking 8′ x 9′. It took me weeks to figure out how to fit everything in. We originally had a double-wide dresser which made the whole thing a real squeeze. In the end, we sold it and bought a smaller one. You can probably figure it out from the photos,… View Post

DIY | Upholstered Bed {Update}

DIY | Upholstered Bed {Update}

Remember the DIY 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… View Post

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