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How to Care for Dark Timber Floors

I don’t usually give advice on cleaning, but I’d thought I’d share how I keep on top of my dark timber floors.  Dark stained floorboards are a popular choice of flooring, but they do require regular cleaning to look good.  Watch the video below or read the blog post. Dirty Timber Floors All floors get […]

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Decorating for Mother’s Day

DIY Silver Flower Box Table Centerpiece

Being a mum is a special thing.  It’s also extremely busy, which is why things have been a little quiet with writing blog posts around here.  No doubt you can relate.  No matter how you plan to spend mother’s day this Sunday, here are some pretty ideas for decorating for mother’s day. Mother’s Day Flowers Nothing says […]

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How to Personalise Chain Store Decor

Personalise Chain Store Decor

I’m not against chain store decor – it’s budget friendly and there are some great finds.  BUT it’s massed produced.  Let’s face it.  Even the decor you buy in independent stores is usually produced in scale from a factory and distributed by wholesalers to smaller retailers.  What makes chain store decor cheaper is they by-pass […]

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DIY Silver Flower Box

DIY Silver Flower Box Table Centerpiece

Sometimes you just have to think outside the square (or the box even).  When I saw this bamboo storage tray for $5 in Kmart recently I wasn’t thinking storage, I was thinking table centrepiece silver flower box. Can’t quite see it?  Here’s how it turned out How to DIY Silver Flower Box Here’s how to make your […]

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DIY: Refinish Outdoor Table

Refinish Outdoor Table Top

In summer, we eat dinner outside on the deck most nights.  Unfortunately our outdoor table has copped the western sun and the weather over the past few years and is showing signs of wear.  Time to refinish the outdoor table and restore it to it’s former glory. Wear & Tear on the Table I bought […]

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DIY Conifer Christmas Wreath

Just when I thought my Christmas decorating was done, I decided to create another Christmas themed wreath.  You can never have too many wreaths.  I love my Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce wreath downstairs, but needed a little something upstairs.  So here’s my quick and easy DIY Conifer Christmas wreath. The Wreath Before The wreath […]

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An Australian Christmas Table Setting

I am normally a fan of silver and white for the Christmas table.  This year I decided to try an Australian Christmas table setting after I was inspired by the beautiful Christmas flower arrangement created by florist Megan Collins. If you signed up to my 12 Days Christmas Decorating Guide, you’ll already know the recipe […]

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