Last week was secondhand/make it yourself week and Rachel and Tyson won top points for their 80s inspired teen room, I loved the video game cupboard! The Block TV3 This week the couples had to complete a bathroom and laundry! Ginny and Rhys won this week, here is their bathroom The Block TV3 Here is the laundry The Block… Continue reading The Block- small bedroom, bathroom and laundry
If you have been following our lounge/dining makeover you have most likely seen our old dining set. here… … and here. We bought the dining set 5 years ago secondhand so I have no idea how old it is, the table is as solid as ever but the chairs have not weathered the time so… Continue reading Sacking Cloth Dining Chairs
We are having a clear out in our home office, we call it an office but really it’s a junk room! We have uncovered forgotten books, clothes, toys and everything that was supposed to be donated or sold, but there are those things that are in no condition to be given away like books with no… Continue reading Reduce Reuse Recycle: Folded Paperbacks and a Rag Rug
I have seen these brunch candle holders on Etsy and on Pinterest and I thought I would give it a go and make my own one. So I went outside and found a suitable branch (remains of last years christmas tree). Using a drill and this attachment I made holes going down about third of… Continue reading Rustic Candle Holder
The first room reveals for the new Channel 3 show The Block (7.30pm Wednesday & Thursdays) was on last night and I was amazed that all the couples managed to get the second bedrooms done in 1 week! Well done to them. I have to say I agreed with the judges on the top two rooms. Brother… Continue reading The Block – Second Bedrooms
Tiling the fireplace hearth was the last thing to complete in the lounge/dining area. I had never tiled before but found it rather easy and gratifying, I’m already thinking of what I could tile next now that I have gained this new skill! I would like to give big thanks to my neighbour who is very skilled… Continue reading The fireplace
This weekend I tiled the fireplace hearth. We removed this old gas heater which was bolted to the tiled hearth. I spent ages lifting the 100-year-old tiles from the hearth, the tiles came up easy enough it was as if they were just placed there and not even cemented in, but the condition in which… Continue reading Something Old? Something New? Something Broken.