Retro Delights

Aspiring Minimalist, Retro Delights

Aspiring Minimalist

EMPTY CUPBOARDS = FULL HEARTS Over time we have accumulated a lot of stuff because living in a large house means we physically have the room for it – work stuff and personal stuff. We love our home but these things are now making us feel overwhelmed, weighed down and unhappy. Our cupboards contain things we don’t actually need or use anymore. We spend a lot of time moving stuff around just to do simple house cleaning! We constantly loose things amongst the chaos, and more  ...

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Renovation, Retro Delights

Mixing the old with the new…

Ok, so I’ve been spending a bit of time designing the perfect wardrobe using the PAX Storage Planner on the IKEA website. I have to admit I love this IKEA storage solution, but I am not that keen on the range of wardrobe doors available. For this reason, I decided we would build and use the wardrobe initially without doors. Then at the same time I decided I would see if there were any cool retro furniture handles up for sale on e-bay. And look at what I found…This collection of  ...

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Retro Delights

R.I.P. Challenger Deluxe

  When we purchased our home at Auction in April 2011, after the fall of the hammer we discovered that we also suddenly owned a pool table. I initially had mixed feelings about this because where the pool table sat, I actually had other plans for that space. But I also love playing pool! Being the vintage lover that I am, I decided to hold onto the pool table for a while, play a few games of snooker, and use it as a work bench. I wanted to see if I could make this work after all. But  ...

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Bedroom, Before and After, Our Retro Abode, Renovation, Retro Delights

Quick as a Flash Bedroom Renovation

When we were asked to have a feature in Inside Out Magazine, I knew that they would like a bedroom pic included in the spread. Ahhhh one problem… our bedroom was not looking so great. So with the photo shoot approaching rather quickly I convinced Denis that we needed to tackle at least one bedroom in the house. Being the amazing guy that he is, he agreed and so we got stuck in. Yes another room of wallpaper that was tired and had to go. I took heaps of photos of the wall paper being  ...

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