Tag: DIY

Room Renovation Reveal

Well with that title, I kind of feel like I’m on The Block! But with a much smaller budget and much bigger time frame. But rather than a ‘Thoughts in the life…’ post, I’m going to give you an overview of what has been taking over my life for a decent chunk of the year.

If you want a little back story to how and why this got started, you can read an earlier post here. And to be honest, it was a lot smoother sailing beyond that point. I picked my feature wall colour, carpet got installed, and new furniture came in. It still isn’t 100% finished (read: I just need to replace the door) but I have been enlisted by my parents to start the rest of the house, so that will be easily fixed at a later time. And everything in my room is how I want it minus a couple of furniture items I’ll purchase when I can budget them in. But I have to say I LOVE how my room has turned out. It is so much more fitting and even though it is a small space (certainly not designed for a queen bed!) I have made it work. Below is a little collage of the final look of the room.


my feature wall choice/freshly painted wall!/the day my carpet went in

the puppies enjoying the new carpet/new furniture/new bed frame and doona cover

painting my chest of drawers/my pretty drawer handles/my light fitting

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Update: No Empties, Room Renovations!

So for the last two months I have not posted any empties posts, and I’m here to finally give you a little update as to why.

Since February, I have been renovating my bedroom! It kind of came out of nowhere. And All started because I wanted to colour match my Tiffany & Co. box with paint. Yep. That’s all it took. And holy cow did I bite off more than I could chew. There has been sweat, yelling, tears and some progress in between all of that. I’m doing this for the most part on my own, getting a little help from a few people when they can. I’m still not quite finished but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! After 24 years (yes, my whole life) of having the same room, it is soon to be updated!


With all that comes very little space, my stuff is littered throughout the house, I’m sleeping with my mattress on the floor and I have ZERO room to keep used up products. So no empties. But all the sorting is making me pull out things I’d forgotten about and have used some up, win-win!

Anyway, here is a few progress pictures of how I’m going

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Do you DIY?

Now, I am not the most creative person in the world. Put a paintbrush in my hand and the best you’re probably going to get is a daisy, a love heart and a smiley face. This comes from my mum who is even less inclined than I. But craft is something I really enjoy doing, and Pinterest has become a Mecca of inspiration for storage, cooking and decorating ideas, but the reason I joined was for the DIY jewellery inspiration. I walk past places like Diva, and even browsing ASOS and think to myself, I could SO make that. And as of late, I have been attempting to. Even more exciting is seeing designer jewellery that I know I can make at a fraction of the cost, but in multiple colours!

Making your own jewellery is not a cheap venture to begin with. Tools, glues, string/chain and the initial outlay of the beads can be expensive, but one you have the main items you need, you can start expanding your collection of pretty things that you can use to make beautiful pieces. I do suggest however, planning what you want to make in advance, so many times I have walked into a beading store not knowing what I wanted to make, and walked out with everything I thought was pretty. I’ve faced the fact I have little self control *suggestively looks to my make up collection* Read More »