Sunday, 27 July 2014


I came across this pine dresser last month (probably about 10 years old) on a buy and sell page. I'd been on the look out for some type of tallboy or dresser for my bedroom and thought this one had nice clean lines with a straight bevelled edge on the drawer (not rolled) so it was a little more modern straight away. With a few coats of white paint and some new knobs I thought it had heaps of potential so I bought it!
It was fairly easy to paint, I did three coats of white satin after a light sand and undercoat. It only took a few hours of work in total but in-between coats and our busy schedule it was a few weekends to finally get it in my room and filled. I'm really happy with the end result and it fits in our room nicely.
Enjoy the before and afters below!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, I certainly did finishing off this and a few other little jobs around here…

Saturday, 5 July 2014


It's been a long while getting around to decorating Flynn's room, he has always had a nice room but it seemed to be a miss mash of stuff since we moved into this house over 2 years ago. So while he was away for a few days these holidays I made-over his bedroom as a surprise on his return and because the house has been so quiet with them away I didn't know what to do with myself! The starting point for his room was the black and white crosses…. I was originally imagining a charcoal crosses quilt cover set but it seemed that it was quite popular and out of stock at the time I wanted one, then silly me didn't order it. When I decided to decorate I saw the black and white crosses throw rug glaring at me on sale in a shop window and I thought right I'm doing Flynn's room this week! I had already purchased the photographic canvas and the metal arrow shelf and I had scored the transformer posters free from a shop window display. The big pieces of furniture I've had for a long time and the lamp and bedside a from good 'ol Ikea. I found a fairly simple white doona cover with tiny little arrow detail on it which is also reversible to charcoal which will be handy for a change up. The fake white lambswool will be moving to my room I have decided, as it got dirt on it the first moment he walked into his room!

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!
Carla x