Chocolate Brownie Birthday Cake

It's blog posting day and I've been doing everything but writing for my blog. After spending the morning walking the dog, changing winter bedding to summer, washing my car, pruning shrubs and just generally enjoying a blue sky day, I've now realised that I haven't made the birthday cake for my husband's birthday today. Yes, I know,... Continue Reading →

I’ve Caned It: Repair Cane Barstools

Ever wanted to repair cane mesh furniture? Follow me on my journey as I learn about hand caning (a chair). Part 1: Repair a Cane Bar Stool I brought this pair of Bentwood style cane bar stools second hand for $5 each. That's hundreds of dollars cheaper than they cost new.  Only problem was one of them had a... Continue Reading →

Stencil Style

I made these gorgeous stencilled backings for floating shelves when I redecorated my eldest daughter’s bedroom last year. For the purpose of this blog, I'll call them the Mark-I version though they may as well be called the Holy Grail, because my attempts at recapturing the look was far more difficult than it should have been. The burnt orange... Continue Reading →

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