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Photography Letter Art

Photography Letter Art

Last year I went to Handmade Canberra Upmarket and saw Letter Art Photos for the first time.  I fell in love with the idea, but unfortunately not the prices! Then and there I vowed to make one for each of my sons… and promptly forgot about the whole thing as soon as I got home. Since we’ve bought this old house, the idea filtered back into my brain and so I’ve been investigating ways of making … Read entire article »

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Builtin wardrobes?

Builtin wardrobes?

Builtins are tricky in old houses.. most miners cottages didn’t have them as original features, but these days, they are a standard in a modern house. So.. if you are going for an old-world look with modern functionality, you can get stuck on built-in wardrobes. There are some that fit in with the character of an older home, but they don’t have sliding doors and they don’t come cheap. They are usually installed by a … Read entire article »

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The storage space conundrum

Our current house has 2 built-ins, and a linen press.. unfortunately 258 doesn’t have either.  Eventually my goal is to put built-ins in the 2 larger bedrooms, but in the meantime we are going to need somewhere to put stuff. I’ve seen some lovely wardrobes online (at Ikea and some antique ones on ebay) but they are expensive, and I don’t want the hassle of having to dispose of or sell them when we get the built-ins put in. I think we’ll get some demountable wardrobes to tide us over. I’ve been checking out eBay, and these will do us nicely! These days they actually look pretty good, and they have fabric covers on them, which lend themselves to being decorated, especially for the kids rooms.  Lucas’ room is going to have an “explorer” … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Planning