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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. ...
omg two blogs posts within a week, i'm on a roll! i think by now it's obvious that i'm rather partial to making things with clay (i mean it's basically play-doh for grown ups right?) so i decided to fashion a simple wall hanging in muted tones to match with my love of all things beige... ...
been a while since i've shared some links huh? sorry about that, i've missed it so here i am again! so i have a pretty chilled weekend ahead fingers crossed, thanks to a week of torrential rain (apparently the weather did not get the memo that's it's june) we're all just relieved that it's dry enough to take gabe out to play at the park and stretch our legs again. i've actually managed to remember that it's fathers day on sunday so of course i've got to panic buy (or make?) something last minute for my pops (and gah, also for james! i still find it strange buying fathers day gifts for anyone other than my dad, is this normal?) we're hoping to squeeze in some chill time catching up on tv when gabe has gone to bed in the evenings, we've fallen behind on so many series we've resorted to writing up a list of shows we've not finished to encourage us to cram them in before the next series arrives. hope you've got something ni...
Post in collaboration with Gorilla Glue   I've wanted to try making my own picture frames for a while, it just seemed logical to make some frames for the posters that I've not had time to frame. I researched making traditional frames but to be honest they're pretty boring and I'm not looking to reinvent the wheel here! I decided to make magnetic frames instead, you can easily open them to switch your prints in and out in seconds which suits me waaaay better.  Not only are they great for hanging art, posters or calendars but you can also make your own framed botanical artwork for them. (Since I'm slowly trying to turn my house into a mini rainforest why not display my plant collection on the walls as well as on my shelves?) I've teamed up with Gorilla to show you how to make this framed botanical wall display, read on to see how. You'll need: Pine stripwood  (mine was 6mm x 15mm x 2400mm) Gorilla Super Glue Precise Gel Neody...