Cate’s House: Real Homes Movement Tour

vintage house tour

Cate lives with her husband John and their two adult children, along with one cat and one dog, in a 1905 stone fronted villa located in the inner western suburbs of Adelaide. It is possibly one of my top dream homes ever and is perfectly situated just 10 minutes from the city and 10 minutes…

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What is a #realhomesmovement home?

Whenever I do a call out for people to share their #realhomesmovement homes on our blog, inevitably some people will tell me that they have a home full of upcycled, recycled, sustainable and vintage pieces, but that their home is probably not “blog worthy”….my response to this, is that is entirely the point of the…

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Decorating your House on a Vintage Finds Budget

As a busy person, caring for my family, studying my PhD, managing this blog and my diabetes blog, I was thinking recently about how hard it can be to keep up with all the things I would love to do at home. You know, all of the painting, fixing cracks, scrubbing the deck outside, getting…

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Saving Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary

Do you have memories from childhood about visiting an animal park, national park or wildlife sanctuary? It is a big part of my memories, as our parents took us on many outings in nature both locally, as well as holidays across Australia and overseas – such as the time we traveled Tasmania in our van…

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Why The Block is a Waste

the block 2017

I was sitting watching The Block last night and it hit me that I could not continue to post about it this season…..when the season started this year, I wrote about how I was looking forward to seeing if there were some sustainable inclusions, given some of the contestants usual green lifestyles, and the solar…

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The Block 2017 Bedroom Challenge Reveals Week 1

Josh and Elyse The Block Bedrooms week 1 reveals 48 hour challenge

That time of year has come around again and it is time for The Block 2017! If you have been following along with Recycled Interiors, you will know that last season we were excited to see the renovation of a classic old building, and the use of solar by Diamond Energy to power the entire…

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Vintage Kitchens Rock!

As part of our #realhomesmovement I shared this post on vintage kitchen dressers the other day, which you all loved! SO below is a little video I made from the post – sharing the story about why vintage decorating is the BEST – for so many reasons. Here are just a few ideas on why…

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Pocket Watch Pill Boxes Upcycled Creations!

Don’t you just love it when your worlds collide? This happened recently in our diabetes group when Leon Tribe, from Pocket Watch Pill Box, shared his business of upcycling pocket watches into pillboxes.  Based in Sydney, he has an etsy shop where he sells his gorgeous alternatives to a plastic pill box for people with any…

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Ideas For Vintage Kitchen Cabinets

As part of our #realhomesmovement, some of our lovely community have been bringing out their gorgeous home pics! Recently I shared a beautiful home tour from Pretty Rustic and this gorgeous vintage kitchen cabinet. I then shared a tour of Gina’s home, which also includes a stunning vintage kitchen cabinet. It triggered off a whole lot…

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Sustainable Bedding Made From Organic Bamboo Lyocell & Coffee Yarn!

Imagine sleeping in coffee! Well now you can with the launch of this range of Bamboo Coffee sheets by Ettitude.  They are made from a mix of their signature bamboo lyocell fabric (which is one of the most sustainable ways to use bamboo in fabrics) couple with recycled coffee grounds turned into yarn. Sustainable Home Hubsters, Ettitude, have created…

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Sustainable Home Hub Moving to Recycled Interiors!

We are very excited to announce that the Sustainable Home Hub will soon be housed on the Recycled Interiors site directly! This means one home, one hub – for all things sustainable design, build, decorate and living. You will be able to search and read about sustainable designers, architects, builders, decorators, stylists, gardeners, homewares, artists,…

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Bower Bird Annette’s Upcycled House Tour

#realhomesmovement tour of an upcycled vintage home

Annette Mayne is the Communications Manager for The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre. Day to day you’ll find her spruiking the various programs The Bower offers – like the weekly Repair Café, regular DIY workshops (she also doubles as facilitator for the Intro Upholstery classes), the annual Tiny House building project and fundraising auction, talking…

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