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Farrington on Carrington

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Farrington on Carrington

Perth based, mother of 3 boys, Alexandra Farrington is well respected in the landscape architecture industry for her passion in intelligent landscape designs.  Alexandra was awarded the Jeppe Aagaard Andersen Award in landscape architecture and has worked all over the globe in, Europe, Copenhagen, Australia and the Middle East but now calls Perth home. The little family bought their Palmyra cottage  home in 2010 and have been slowly chipping away at their renovations. Scott and Alex have changed the overall look of the home themselves. Scott a signwriter likes to be involved in the whole process and has made everything...

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Cleaning Indoor Plants

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Cleaning Indoor Plants

My house, my greenhouse. Apartment living doesn't mean you should not have your own backyard as such. I've been collecting indoor plants for awhile now and my collection grows bigger and better by the day. I read an article on Apartment Therapy recently and it had ideas for what to do with your lost socks. Weird I know but cleaning plants leaves with a lost sock is the best idea ever! I never knew how much dust they actually get on them. Just slip the sock on dampen it and away you go. The images below speak for themselves. Definitely...

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Kids Bed Makeover

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Kids Bed Makeover

I get asked a lot where my kids beds are from, and well to be honest they are second hand beds found on gumtree for $20 each! They were in great condition as they are metal frames but the only thing was the colour white was "wrong" for them. I bought these 4 days before leaving Perth for Brisbane with the idea that I would do them up for my children in their new house.  Something a little special for them. The paints were ordered from The Butchers Shop in Fremantle and shipped to me in Brisbane. I also found...

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ASF v Old drawers

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ASF v Old drawers

A lovely friend was throwing out an old set of drawers and naturally contacted me to see if I would like them. I hesitated at first as I didn't have the time and well is honestly can't fit anymore in my house! They were in great condition but just needed a bit of love. So I took ownership of them today. I gave them a light sand and a thorough clean and then began to restore them to suit my taste. Out came some brass pineapple knobs that I bought in Bali on my last trip there and the left over...

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Dipped Tip Chairs

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Dipped Tip Chairs

Two tone dip-dyed chairs are all the rage at the moment and it is so easy to do. It does take patience but the end result will wow your friends. Make sure you sand your chair before painting it. Once done tape the tip of your chairs with the blue painters tape. 10 cm is a good tip in my books. I recommend using Rust-oleum spray paint. It's both a primer and paint and great for these DIY projects! Get some gloves on, a mask and get out in a well ventilated space and get spraying! The options are endless!...

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