The next stop on my humble abode tour is the heart of every home:
My upcycled, vintage, handmade kitchen!
Let’s take a closer look + discover just how well some of my past decor DIYs have held up!
A very quick & painless transformation for a couple of old folding chairs and cushions…
Here’s what I did:
Hooray! The grey Berlin skies have finally brightened up enough to let me photograph & share my fancy new digs! In the 5 short months since moving in we’ve managed to transform this hideously painted, dark & dreary, badly cared for & downright filthy little house into a bright, cheerful and welcoming home!
Let’s begin my lovely little house tour series with the front foyer & guest bathroom:
Thankfully our new digs had an incredibly awkward wall space that needed filling which gave my imagination the creative kick it needed to bust out those lurvly scraps and get makin’!
A quirktastic patchwork wall hanging…
that fits the perfectly in the awkward space beside my yukata above the staircase!
And as that one was such a success I grabbed a couple of long scraps…
and made one for the odd narrow wall at the top of the stairs & another for the tiny guest bathroom.
Planning a cozy bash in your humble abode?
Check out my top DIYs to make your New Year’s Eve party shine over on That Cheap Bitch!
Sometimes it takes awhile for a unique little item to make it home with me from the charity shop.
I spied this cross stitched beauty on each of my thrifty visits for nearly 3 months but as I couldn’t think of a use or a place for it I left it for another vintage lover to discover.
Inspiration finally struck during my last thrifting trip and I snapped this big ol’ frame up! (I honestly can’t believe that no one had purchased it – I guess it was destined to be mine)
Any idea what I did with it?
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!