Things to make vs buying to save money

It's no secret that when you make things from scratch that you are saving yourself a tonne of calories because you're in control. When is the last time that you checked the ingredients list on the things you are buying from the shop. But more significantly, you could save yourself a tonne of cash. We... Continue Reading →


DIY ring / earring box

I love upcycling- also know as 'the creative reuse of garbage and unwanted or un-used items into new things'. If i could make it a career, thats what i would do.  For this project you will need a box, hand towel, scrap of material, and glue. This box was the packaging of a watch. The... Continue Reading →

Plant a garden that nourishes your family

Vege gardens don't need to be formal areas set aside and looking ugly. Use the gardens, pots or containers that you already have.

Protect your fridge from kids magnets

The back of my toddlers magnets were leaving tiny scratches all over the front of my new fridge. So i searched my wrapping paper box thinking i would stick some wrapping paper to the fridge with sticky tape. I found a roll of clear contact & cut out the side if a gift bag... ta... Continue Reading →

DIY desk and floating shelves for a study nook

These DIY shelves and desk were made with scrap wood to fit an unused area in our house.

Dulux Paintable Wallpaper review

About 12 months ago I decided to get rid of two rusty coloured feature walls in  my home. They didn't complement my grey vinyl floor boards very well. The feature walls had a sandy-like texture and I'd never removed this sort of paint before. Google told me to sand the feature walls back using a circular sander so... Continue Reading →

How to DIY Reupholster your old bar stools to look new again

If you have leather bench stools like these that are cracking and aging you can recover them in 30 minutes. Here's how.

Inspirational DIY wall art for your home

I have had the same art canvas hanging on my wall since I moved into our house eight years ago. Many people, after complimenting me on our much they liked it, asked me if it was an artwork that I had done myself. So this got me thinking.... why don't I try my hand at... Continue Reading →

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