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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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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Tiny House workshop in Marrickville

I know lots of you like to consider creative ways to live that tread more lightly on the planet. One of the things that can make a difference is to reduce the size of your home, which reduces living costs, and the need for “stuff”. It is not for everyone, but is on the increase…

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Creating Beautiful Upcycled Yard Art From Recycled Metals

upcycled rusty cow made from recycled metal

Do you love the look and feel of a bit of rusty metal around the place? Rusty metals, peeling paints and furniture with knocks and chips, make many of us fall in love with them, due to their visual feast, as well as the history and stories that lie behind each piece. Marlene Pearce from Adelong…

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Little Hipster Upcycled Cubbies & Playhouses

Upcycled Timber Cubby Houses from Little Hipster Kubbies

Do you remember the magic of a great cubby house? As kids my sister and I used to create them from whatever was available including the large peppercorn tree in our backyard where we spent ours with hours with our hands deep in mud pies. Our son has a fabulous recycled cubby house that John…

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Fabulous Upcycling Ideas to Inspire with RETRASH

I am sharing a wonderful mix of upcycling ideas to inspire you today, with a bit of a book review of Retrash –  a high quality, soft cover coffee table book, showcasing inspirational ideas on reusing second hand materials, through upcycling. I met the author Nathan Devine, at a talk with the inspiring Terracycle at…

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