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  • My First DIY

    4 July 2007

    Then. My first DIY.

    About 5 years ago I left Melbourne, Australia to live in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. That’s a nearly-12-hour drive away….

  • Need help: Paint

    30 April 2007
    paint can

    I was asked to think about my experience when buying paint by someone who is working to raise the level of a popular paint…

  • My DIY lamp

    26 April 2007
    My red butterfly lamp

    We have one sad square lamp in our bedroom. Husband bought it 8 years ago for me and I can’t throw it out but…

  • update on ottoman

    12 April 2007
    My own bulletin moodboard

    it’s late in coming! apparently my fabric wasn’t in stock. be another few days before i get to hide all hannah’s toys and pretend…

  • An Ottoman for me!

    30 March 2007
    The fabrics for my ottoman

    I spotted a closing down sale sign on a little interior furnishing place along Keilor Road, Essendon and decided to give the place a…

The Woman behind the Blog

Welcome to my blog! It’s such a pleasure having you here.

What are you inspired by? I am inspired by beautiful and bright interiors, fabric, furniture, pinks, yellows, greens, chairs, china, trees, chocolate, peonies, hydrangeas, cherry blossoms, roses and rhubarb with cream.

Friends and family call me drey (pronounced 'dree'... short for Audrey) and I can often be found zipping through op-shops and vintage stores in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

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