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if you've been a little absent over here recently you might have missed my obsession with all things cane (see this cabinet,  this headboard  and this bedside table  DIY's as proof.)  if you love cane furniture as much as me the good news is i'm back with a boho take on a classic storage unit.. the IKEA besta . i love the versatility of this storage unit, it comes in so many options, sizes and combinations you can easily pick a selection that works in your home.  i chose to create this sideboard storage unit using the larger besta units (fyi there are other options in the IKEA besta range like media units/single/double freestanding cabinets that would also look equally great with this makeover.)  i've used a different type of cane webbing to my other projects and i have to say i like this more delicate weave a lot (i have some offcuts that i'm going to stash away in case i think of some smaller projects in the future.) you can read the f...
this is a sponsored partnership with creative rox. hey guys, i've been meaning to share this project for a while (i can't believe it's almost october... gah!) if you didn't already know i'm totally having a moment with clay, it's such a versatile material and i'm a huge fan of both polymer and air-dry clay for my projects. i have a big collection of plants at home and i love to make my own decorative planters for them (especially for my cacti and succulents which don't need much tlc) today i've teamed up with creative rox to show you how to make this cute textured planter that you can pop your plant babies into for some instant style! plus, to celebrate the launch of their new website you can grab 10% off the materials to make your own using the code BURK10 until sept 30th. materials needed: air dry clay craft knife rolling pin ruler step 1. roll out your clay using a rolling pin. (you want the clay to be app...
i've been making a bunch of stuff for gabes' nursery lately aaaaand i keep meaning to share it with you guys and then get tied up doing mum stuff or watching trash tv and yep ...my bad.  however, i finally remembered to document making something so here we are, hurrah! as you know i love muted earthy tones (especially now those autumnal months are creeping in) i keep seeing rainbow decor allll over my pinterest feed so i wanted to make some ornaments that i could hang in gabe's room to add a little extra cuteness.  (be warned my rainbow aesthetic is more brown than bright) materials: terracotta clay acrylic paint brushes craft knife rolling pin step 1. roll out your clay to about 5mm thick. I'm using this  air dry clay . i ordered terracotta clay instead of white by mistake and wow i'm happy about it, terracotta clay fits my colour scheme waaay better.  (it does however get on your hands so you'll need to give them...
nothing gets my inner neat freak stirred up like a junk drawer. we all have them right? they start out semi-tidy, a place to throw keys and items that don't have a home but they always end up becoming a hot mess of random (and mostly useless) stuff! i've been on a huge declutter mission lately, you might remember my hidden door storage and small storage hook shelf DIYs? well, this is another quick little project to help make your home a little more organised, drawer dividers!  trust me, nothing feels better than getting rid of a junk drawer. i had one in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom (i'm totally guilty of sweeping everything into a drawer when i'm doing a quick surface tidy!) you can grab boxes and dividers at ikea but they often don't fit my mid-century or vintage furniture and i wanted something that was more of a custom fit.  these do-it-yourself balsa wood dividers are quick and easy to make and fit perfectly. organising my stu...
i'd been feeling the urge to update our bedroom recently, nothing too drastic just a few changes here and there to make things feel fresh again. i wanted to create a focal point, usually, i'd opt for hanging a gallery wall but i wasn't 100% sure that was what i wanted this time around. after a lot of indecision about shelving features i decided to install some picture ledges instead. ledges are a simple way to create a focal point that's a great alternative to a gallery wall. (they're also a foolproof way to curate an ever-changing display that you can refresh with new trinkets, vases or artwork... ideal for someone like me who gets bored of their decor quite quickly!) ledges are typically much narrower than shelves making them useful for a wall that has a lot of traffic and ideal in smaller spaces. the lip at the front edge stops prints or magazines from sliding off and keep vases in place too. if you're not that confident at hanging framed print...
i adore pottering in my garden, as soon as the weather allows i can't stop myself from DIY-ing it every summer. we've just painted all of our fencing black which was a big change but we love it (phew) it's more modern and the perfect backdrop for our plants and furniture which really pop against the dark backdrop. ...