My 'Create' Posts

These are the things I do to keep me busy (ha ha, not that I'm not busy enough). When I'm not in the kitchen, I'm in the sewing room or the garage. I'm the one in the family that uses the power tools (shhh, don't tell my husband). I love upholstery and painting and all sorts of things so in order to inspire you I'm sharing them here.

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Sneaky Roman Blind Makeover

You may have seen my post on updating my teenage son's bedroom. If you did, you will know that I had some ugly roman blinds to deal with.

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Carol Karl

March 10, 2014

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Jesse's Drawers

I bought this Scotch chest on TradeMe a while ago and repainted it for Jesse's room. You can see the rest of the makeover here.

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Carol Karl

February 19, 2014

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Fireside Chairs

If you read about my lounge chairs you will know that last year I took some upholstery classes which I enjoyed immensely. My final project for the year was to transform these wonderful fireside chairs into the beauties they are today.

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Carol Karl

February 3, 2014

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Coffee Sugar Scrub

This is a great scrub, it's easy to make and it's wonderful for dealing with cellulite.

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Carol Karl

January 1, 2014

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Orange Cleaner

Ok, so I’ve fallen in love ... with a cleaning product! Now isn't that sad!

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Carol Karl

November 26, 2013

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Eucalyptus Oil Spray Cleaner

Eucalyptus oil has been in my cleaning arsenal for ages. It’s known to remove grease.

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Carol Karl

November 24, 2013

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Lounge Chairs

I bought these chairs on TradeMe ages ago. It was always my intention to re-upholster them but I just didn't get to it last year.

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Carol Karl

May 30, 2013

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A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Bought this really cute fabric at Spotlight yesterday. It's actually Christmas fabric but as it's non-traditional colours I've decided I can use it all year round (sshh - don't tell anyone).

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Carol Karl

September 24, 2012

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Jewellery Organiser

It's always a problem, how to keep your jewellery well organised so you find what you need quickly and easily. I found a solution.

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Carol Karl

November 24, 2011

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Upholstered Headboard

I have been wanting to do this for such a long time. I finally got the time, money and help of a husband to get it done.

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Carol Karl

July 24, 2011