Bed

As our tiny house can’t manage to fit any more desks in, thought I’d give a headboard a bit of a whirl. I’m really loving personalizing things for my girls and creating pieces that they want and that matches their imagination. It also matches my desire for being less throw-away and having a social conscience…

Finishing the wooden desk!!

Finally I have managed to finish this desk. It’s taken a lot longer than I ever anticipated, more to my lack of motivation than anything else. I used the drawer handle that was on it, just flattened it out with the vice and painted it gold 🙂 The 12 year old is totally happy &…

A fast desk is a good desk

$5 at the op shop and this desk matches my hoarder daughters furniture. Well, kind of. And as their rooms are teeny tiny it is space efficient. You see, on this journey of finding things to uocycle, part of the excitement and reward is the  hunt for what will match. It makes everything a bit…

That Grey Paint! 

Tidied up Miss nearly 10’s bedroom and changed it around a bit.  Our bedrooms are really small and she is a hoarder. From cicada shells, to teddies to bird skeletons, to books, to clothes that no longer fit her she has it all crammed in there. Just. In. Case.  (I never take her op shopping…

Getting there!

Finally have managed to get back into my project. Have been busy at tech this past week doing ‘group work’. This has consumed far too much of time time and sanity. I don’t play well in forced groups. Then we had some kind of leftover cyclone that Australia gave us the dregs of. This consisted…

Self-ban

I have decided on a self-ban to op-shops and the dump shop at the moment. If I spend as much time actually restoring the things I purchase as I do hunting them out then I would be the most productive person ever! As well as that, funds are limited and temptation is a weak point…

Procrastination to Productivity

So, today I began my desk project. I am going to repaint this so I knew I just needed to sand it all back to get the gloss off. I have procrastinated for 2 weeks and poured over Pinterest and Facebook pages to learn how to start. What I have learned from that is these…

The Remakery

I am not a shopper. I hate going out shopping for new things as I can never seem to find the right thing. I much prefer op-shopping and buying things I really did not know I needed at a bargain price. And then making them personal. Probably ending up spending more than the whole new…

The Drawers

Initial investment : $0 Sticking with the bedroom theme, I was given these rock solid drawers for FREE. They’re a great low height for my daughters room and I am now wasting hours staring at Pinterest as to how I can match the desk and drawers.

The Desk

Initial investment: $10 Picked this up from the Hamilton dump shop. It’s rock solid, and just has a nice vibe about it.  It feels loved and so I think I can make it into something to be enjoyed again by my 12 year old daughter. I have a little hatchback car so it was some…

My why……

We have to share our thoughts as to the why of learning something completely new in our spare time. I acknowledge it is hard to learn something totally out of my own comfort zone, as well as actually start and finish something! (I’m great at starting, not so great at finishing….think diet, gym, vege gardening,…