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Restore and decorate a chest of drawers wallpaper paint nursery baby kids interior styling
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Upcycling – A chest of drawers for the nursery

We inherited a hideous orange coloured wooden chest of drawers when my grandmother moved into a nursing home. It didn’t go with our decor at all, but was sturdy, and the drawers were large, and we needed the extra storage space. I couldn’t let it last a week in my house looking like that, so I painted it white immediately (using a gloss acrylic paint).

It has been a wonderful additional storage unit for a good 3 years year now.

Its usefulness is now being extended … it has been turned into a clothes drawers for the baby’s nursery.
It has been a wonderful additional storage unit for a good 3 years year now.

It’s usefulness is now being extended as clothes drawers for the baby’s nursery. Being all white was a little boring, so I decided to jazz it up a little by adding some wallpaper on the front of the top drawers.

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Scrapbook – a blog about something I love doing!

How did I stumble across this?

I was emailing our landscape designer (Derek from http://www.facetdesign.com.au) about my new blog http://www.lot271.com, to tell him that I was about to write about the design he did for our new home, and he emailed back to tell me that he loved the idea of the blog, and that his wife had also started one ….

Scrapbook

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Launching …Lot 271 – My new blog about our house build

We have been finalising all the details for our new house we commence building next week (looking at, sometimes arguing over, and then finally agreeing on tiles, carpet, bench tops, door handles, basins, floorboards, house colours……endless decisions!)

– I have started a new blog about the above mentioned (and extremely exciting) house build in Torquay.

So this is it.. the official launch of Lot 271!

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Cake Decorating the (cheats) easy way…

Mum turned seventy 2 weeks ago. The entire family was looking forward to pulling together close friends and family for a celebration…. Instead mum arranges for her and dad to go overseas for her birthday – foiling any arrangements we may have liked to have made on her behalf.

Mum avoids any fuss wherever possible, so I understand her motivation – but we were not going to let her board that plane without recognising the significant milestone.

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Circle of Friends Award

This post is dedicated to my long-time school friend Chris (AKA Twirling Betty http://www.twirlingbetty.com.au). She has been twirling away on her blog for many more months than I have… and was in fact the reason I started Hey Bernice! five months ago. Over coffee one day (whilst discussing her new blog) she said to me ‘you should start a blog’ which was all that was required to get me started.

I had a few mental hurdles to overcome before I took the plunge into the blogshere….

I didn’t know what to write about (I have never been short of a word, so not sure why I thought I would be short of something to write!)
If I started a blog, what was I going to call it (not a good enough reason not to do it)
I didn’t think I was a writer (I soon worked out that if I talked in my head, then typed it down I could overcome that hurdle)
Not only was I not a writer, how could I be sure anyone would want to read what I wrote (I also realised it didn’t matter, as long as I was still enjoying it)

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We’re selling our house – here’s your exclusive preview …

It is with great regret we have decided to sell our wonderful home and move about 50 Minutes out of Melbourne. We are searching for more space for us, and more back garden for Jack (the dog)! It will officially go on the market next week, so I thought I would give you all a sneak peek (I just got emailed the photos taken yesterday – what else was I going to do with them?). So here’s your extremely privileged preview….

Our beloved home….

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