Habitech Systems, building more sustainable modular homes

When I was at Grand Designs last weekend I met lots of lovely people creating sustainable homes, and will be sharing some of them with you, starting today with the guys from Habitech Systems. Habitech Systems is an Australian owned venture established in 2008, with headquarters in Melbourne. The company has invested in extensive research, development…

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An upcycled crate shelfie & a sifter turned shadow box!

A quick upcycling post for your Monday arvo! When I was at my parent’s beach shack recently, we went through a very old, very rickety shed they have there and pulled out some treasures. One was a vintage fish crate from Safcol,which would have been an original from the 1960’s I think, and came with…

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Garage Sale Trail wrap up & why we are a bit like Nicolas Cage

Do you love the National Treasure movies with Nicolas Cage? Besides being a huge Nicolas Cage fan, I adore the old fashioned adventure and comedy, along with a dash of romance in these films, and as a treasure hunter myself the entire plot is mesmerising. One of my dream jobs as a child was archaeology,…

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Paint Brush Out Boards, making colour choices easier

Do you love choosing paint colours? I actually do and get lots of requests for colour consultations from people finding it hard to choose – there are so many choices out there! Paint Brush Out Boards from Inspirations Paint are helping people to navigate the myriad of colour choices to create a home you feel happy…

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12 ways to bring the outside in with Spring Summer decorating ideas

Traditionally Spring is a time for renewing and refreshing. As nature goes through her life cycle, we spring clean, plant new things in the garden and ready ourselves for the heat of Summer. During Summer, we then spend long hours living outdoors, seeking respite from the heat by the sea, in our outdoor living spaces…

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How to paint a wash effect with Chalk Paint ™ by Annie Sloan

  (Sponsored Post- I am an outreach blogger for Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan) Do you like the colonial pine style furniture? I still like the shape of these pieces but the orange pine veneer has well and truly had its day for me. I do think the truly solid pine pieces, with quality timber…

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Seven ideas for upcycled and vintage decorating

Upcycling and vintage decorating is definitely a current trend and as a long time vintage lover, this is wonderful to see. Even the homewares and furniture industry have embraced this look, with “vintage style” and “retro look” pieces being churned out. There is also a strong shift to people using components of upcycled design into…

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