I’m in the process of filling up all the shelves in our new Media Wall. I don’t mean filling the shelves with pretty vignettes. I mean filling the shelves with real-life things such as the past 7 years tax receipts, a thousand old photos I never got around to putting in albums, spare cords and chargers that I can’t remember what… Read More
It’s done, people. After a full year of working on the Media Wall in my “spare” time, it is finally finished. I added faceframes and cornice (more patching, sanding, painting!) and it LOOKS SO GOOD. Feast your eyes on this: (Gorgeous.) (Stunning.) (World’s most elegant office.) Completely unbiased opinions aside, I am seriously high-fiving myself over here. This was a… Read More
The layout of our Media Wall revolves entirely around an old letter sorter cabinet that came out of mum’s shed (mum’s shed is a veritable Mary Poppins’ bag). As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it and that I could somehow incorporate it into the built-in upper shelves. (The letter sorter was stored on our… Read More
The “desktop” phase of our Media Wall was definitely the easiest part. It was so easy I hesitate to call it DIY. I started by buying 2 panels of ready-made pine butcherblock panels from Bunnings. They’re 2.1m long so I needed 2 panels plus an offcut that I already had in the shed (being a wood hoarder really pays off… Read More
I started the Media Wall with three lower cupboards. The idea was to join them together with one long desktop, but leave a space between each cupboard so we can sit at the desk. I had seen printer-cupboards on Pinterest and knew immediately that hiding our giant printer in a cupboard was the way to go. So I built one… Read More
Our “family room” is one big room at the back of the house. It’s our laundry, dining room, games room, living room and office – all in one room. I promise, it’s not as crap as it sounds. Due to the location of existing plumbing, the laundry was always going to be on the right as you walk through the… Read More
Hi, I’m Kate. Welcome to House of Hollingsworth Blog! I’ll be sharing the ins and outs of renovating our home (while living in it) on a tiny budget. Wish me luck!