There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint…

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a gazillion times: I LOVE PAINT!

Sure, there’s a bit of sandpaper & elbow grease involved and waiting for it to dry between coats is maddening but the difference a fresh layer of paint (+ some scraps of fabric) can make to a pair of battered old chairs is amazing:

Totally worth the work! I am completely enamoured with my new kitchen seats!

Need some more painted inspiration?

Take a scroll through my Tutorials for the Nest and marvel at what  a lil’ paint, some fabric & a bit of imagination can do!

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The Vintage Lamp Revamp

Since moving into our new home we’ve installed a whopping 16 ceiling lamps…whew!

Not by choice or to simply replace existing lights…nope when you move in Berlin there is absolutely nothing in the property whatsoever except the fixtures in the bathroom and the appliance, gas & water hook-ups in the empty kitchen. Having a basic knowledge of electrics, plumbing & DIY is essential as the first few weeks in a new home are spent installing lights, appliances & window coverings + building a kitchen to make it liveable enough to start unpacking and making it your own.

Having moved from a 2 bedroom apartment into a 3 bedroom house we found ourselves sorely lacking in lights but a visit to the charity shop revealed this vintage beauty for a mere €1.50:

Not exactly my taste but definitely usable…wanna see what I did with it?

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: The Coolest Upcycled Frames

Head on over to That Cheap Bitch and get the scoop on how I transformed those manky but marvelous window frames…

into these fab pieces of vintage-style art!

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: Ditzy Doodle Lamps

’tis Friday my lovelies and that means I’ve got another thrifty tutorial waiting for ya over on That ¢heap Bit¢h:

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Lickety Split Tips: instant shoe storage

My super fast space saving solution for storing your groovy high heel collection…

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Ikea Hack Attack: The DIY Munchkin Closet

I love the convenience & excitement of big city living but space is always an issue…

The kiddo & her wardrobe had completely outgrown the dresser that once oh-so-neatly stored her little clothes & accessories and my search for something larger (yet small enough to fit into the scant space available in her room) revealed nil, so…

I once again hit the As-Is section of Ikea & let my imagination take over:

our old Ikea Gorm shelf + an As-Is Mulig clothing valet + a bit of creativity =

a groovy new munchkin closet that fits perfectly in the last remaining space in her room!

after painting the Gorm shelving unit blue I simply rearranged the shelves & removed the center wood slat from the top shelf to allow the valet space to peek through

added a couple of old coffee table legs to the inside of the unit for more hanging space

and popped some storage bins onto the shelves!

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Lickety Split Tips: (Brilliant) Bobbin Storage

Here’s an incredibly clever idea from Blanca of Kleine Kleinigkeiten to neatly store those bobbins…

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Lickety Split Tips: nifty knobs

No more painted fingers with this quick n’ simple tip!

Got a Lickety Split Tip you’d like me to try out & share? Leave it in the comments below & you just might be featured in an upcoming video!

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Quirktastic Tacks!

Add a bit of cute to your workspace with my adorable project for those boring office supplies:

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scrappy reflections

Here’s another scrap busting idea to brighten those dreary winter days…

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