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Jeans with a new lease on life

So, I had two pairs of holey jeans. ¬†But I didn’t want to toss them in the bin, being 100% cotton and all. I did this with one pair: Oh and the ribbons are both reuse, and I love how they are the right tone for the usual jeans stitching ūüôā I was inspired by …
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Pining on pinterest

The BF astutely said last night ‘the time she used to spend blogging is now spent on Pinterest’. I was BIG into pininterest (that’s how I used to say it) before I moved out on my own, and then I slowed down in the intervening 2+ years. ¬†But I’ve been sucked back into the vortex …
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Candy Cane Wreath

It’s not perfect, but I’m proud of it! ¬†I found the link to Millionayre’s blog through Lois at LivingSimplyFree‘s wonderful round ups of Christmas craft. ¬†Hot glue gun + a cut up Chinese plastic food container¬†lid + almost 40 candy canes ($4 from the dollar store). ¬†And a late night on Thursday night: On the …
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Adding storage by the entry

Birdcage heels

You might remember (if you’ve been following for a long time) that I listed all my house projects back in January, as per Apartment Therapy’s suggestion. ¬†I then reviewed them in April for you too. In there, I mentioned the idea of maybe installing floating shelves at my entry. ¬†Well here they are! Can you …
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Brighten a buffet

Here’s my last long weekend project. Simple instructions 1. Sand (with fine sandpaper and EVERYwhere, unlike me :P) 2. tape off the area to be primed and painted 3. Prime and let dry 4. Prime again and let dry 5. Paint and let dry 6. Paint again 7. Remove tape 8. Cry that’s it’s not …
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9 ways I’ve used adhesive hooks

When I did my house inventory (which I will one day publish, when I work out the best things to include/exclude. ¬†Perhaps I’ll start with clothing?), I went through¬†receipts. ¬†I suddenly realised how much I’d spent on Command 3M hooks: $72.88. ¬†They are expensive, but so alluring for their ‘no damage’ mantra. ¬†So here’s where …
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Brightening up a bathroom cabinet

Whilst trawling the internet in the last week, I was inspired by a project where someone backed their bathroom cabinet with a decorative paper. ¬†It struck me as such an easy, cheap and renter friendly update. ¬†All you need is a sheet of nice wrapping paper – mine was about $7 for a sheet. Then …
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Decorating with birdcages

When I was a teenager, I had a fascination with¬†ornamental¬†birdcages. ¬†At the time, I was working in a florist, and I swooned at the lovely rustic birdcage my boss had in stock. ¬†When Christmas came around, she wisely wrapped it up with a big bow and presented it to me. ¬†I still have it, 13 …
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The world in stamps

Pinterest be damned – so many good ideas. ¬†And this Easter was the weekend to make the excess stamps from my childhood collection, and poster I’d bought for this almost a year ago, a thing of great beauty! ¬†I shared my pinspiration photo in my long weekend to do list post, and now for the …
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