It’s a big progress week this week at Lot 271. The house is really starting to race to the finish. Not only has most of the cabinetry been completed, but a few other surprises caught my attention too… see it here Or visit http://www.lot271.com for… Read More
As you well know I have been known to stumble across a lot of (what many would refer to as ‘junk’) items for my up-cycling projects from the footpath.
I stooped to a new low for this one. They were found in the skip at our block, where the builders toss all their house building remnants (that sounds a lot better then rubbish – doesn’t it!). Actually, if the truth be known, I personally didn’t rummage around in the skip to find these – my mother-in-law did! What hope has our little Heidi got with the foraging genes on both sides of the family!!!
We were showing the progress of the house to my husband’s parents one weekend, when I hear a muffled voice from a head diving into the skip “Hey Bernice, look at these… you could make them into little stools for Heidi”. I didn’t even need time to think about it. They were in the boot of the car as my (very understanding and often perplexed) husband lets out another sigh!
I love old books and magazines – it’s our history documented. They should not be kept in the back of the attic, or discarded – we should be reminded of our past, and how things used to be. I have a collection of old magazines… Read More
This stylish St Kilda apartment is up for sale. It is just beautiful – take a look… (It’s also a friend’s apartment…. who has an eye for interior decorating, as you will see) 1/14 Robe Street, St Kilda Apartment excellence in a location second to… Read More
I was at mum’s the other day, and on the book shelf were these little, coloured birds placed in an ornamental tree – on closer inspection I realised that these little birds were made from seed pods! Bernice then took over, and began demanding answers – who made those birds? Where did the seed pods come from? How did you know how to make them? What tree/vine are the seed pods from?
…I was really impressed!
I don’t mean to sound surprised by mum’s artistic talents… but she always says she doesn’t know where mine come from (and insists it is from her mother!), and continues to say that she isn’t creative at all – I don’t agree with her, mum shows her creativity in different ways to me, but I don’t bother to argue the point.
The fun part of designing your own home is collating all your ideas. Checkout Lot 271 to see what inspired our house design, and the features we wanted included in the floorplan. Cheers, Bernice