Curtains such a big decision don’t you think?

We have roller blinds but the slither of light at the side is waking us up, OK mainly me at 5am and I getting rather zzzzz.

I have to find a solution and I believe curtains will be it. But the thought is overwhelming as there are so many options.

Look at these below….I am drawn to them all, but I have to remember that it isn’t just my room alone!! And sharing is caring 🙂














A print over a plain just really changes the room so much and a heavy weight curtain sets its own stage.















At this point I do not know what I will choose but as usual I will probably come across something and nothing else will seem right. I am just hoping that happens sooner rather than later….















Isn’t this one a beauty?  I love a good blue based floral.














Soft and floaty is something I like but this linen look will not keep the sun out to the level I need it to.  Perhaps I can use something like this in the downstairs living room.















How have you gone choosing window treatments? I’d love to hear!

The house!

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Here is our beauty of a home by the Bay, she is not at all the exterior of probably what most people would expect me to have chosen but SHE has good bones.  I see something so different to how she is today. At the moment we have tenants in it while we work out what to do, but they move out at the end of September so I am starting to get excited. My dreams are filled with white paint and more white paint! Of course take down a wall or two (hopefully!) and change that exterior to something more in keeping with my ideas. I am not looking at major changes just cosmetic ones, they will do sooo much.  Although my idea of small is probably others ‘major’.


Sleeping in its natural state...

Sleeping in its natural state…

Hamptons style, it has got to be the most used phrase out there don’t you think? My style is true Bermuda/Colonial West Indies and that is what I will be trying to bring out of this beauty. Think luxe details, Mirror, white walls (of course), timber antiques, tropical prints, fans, verandah’s….very coastal, very outdoor and sooo Queensland.

Actually from this quick photo I notice I have chopped off the left side of the house and Mr G got in and cut back that middle garden before the tenants moved in.  Little changes really… much to do!  And only weeks away till we get the keys back 🙂 getting excited!!!

Finished Lloyd Loom Laundry Hamper

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Here she is, all done!! I am so thrilled with the result, I think that she is so pretty I don’t want to hide her in the laundry and perhaps she might become storage for throw rugs.

Revamped Lloyd Loom Laundry Hamper

Revamped Lloyd Loom Laundry Hamper

Laundry hamper Willow Blue fabric.

Laundry hamper Willow Blue fabric.

For a first timer on the upholstery front I am happy I picked such an easy piece, although there were still some tricky bits in it. Don’t you just LOVE the Willow inspired blue and white fabric? Very happy I was able to paint and reuse the plaited braid, polished up the handle and dooone!! Yeppie 🙂

After being embarrassed of how she has looked for over a decade I am motivated to get on with my long, long list of other treasures. The move house countdown is on afterall!

Upcycled Architects Desk

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The husband had some time to kill between appointments and decided to go to Woolongabba Antique Centre. I know Gasp!! that he went to this treasure trove without Moi! But then he bought home this little Architects Desk, thought it would be great for The Daughter to use for her art.

I thought it was clunky and no beauty. Number One Daughter wanted it in her room straightaway! After my protests that it needed tweeking I was given ‘You have 7 days!’.


Well now I am proud of this little desk. My one week of sanding, undercoating, painting, painting and more painting has resulted in a little bit Scandinavian, Coastal, Girly Industrial with a modern twist.

White and Timber Desk

The finished desk.

Timber Architects desk with adjustable lid.

Before I became a beautiful butterfly!!

Introducing Sir Jasper

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Going to Bunnings took a little longer than usual as Sir Jasper came for the trip. He is always popular as people think he is a puppy. Jasper is our 8 year old Long haired miniature Dachshund, the youngest and littlest member of the family. Lots of people think he looks like a mini collie dog.

Who's a beautiful boy?

Who’s a beautiful boy?

The hardest part about leaving was fitting his ego out the door! Doesn’t he look comfortable from his elavated view?! He did help pick out a new doormat and clipped hedge for my Mother’s house that I am going to gently work on.

As we say ‘Everybody loves Jasper’. We might be biased though!

Love where you live

Miss Goodman Property At the end of busy day no matter how it has gone, isn’t this a beautiful place to live? I can’t imagine not living somewhere that hasn’t got natural beauty. You can forget about all your cleaning, unfinished projects (that’s me) when you get out of the house. This afternoon I found myself with some spare time and although I did need to get to the shops, I needed more not to! The bay had a serene silver finish. Love.

Serene seaside