Our home: YHG Mag March 15

I managed to get my hands on some piccy’s from Your Home & Garden’s March 2015 Magazine, including the picture above.

Featuring our humble abode.

And it’s making me a bit nostalgic given that I have changed a few things around in that time (because that’s just typical me and that’s just how I roll) but I am proud of what we achieved on a small budget.

So without further ado, here are a few pictures of our budget-friendly-TradeMe-loving-home from Your Home & Garden’s March 2015 magazine.  With commentary.

HERE WE GO…

House Tour Your Home & Garden Magazine March 2015 - Entrance

Still in the entrance. Upcycled deer antlers and a large basket for keeping shoes out of sight.

House Tour Your Home & Garden Magazine March 2015 - Laundry2

Looking toward the laundry. A collection of things. TPOH stands for ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ of course.

House Tour Your Home & Garden Magazine March 2015 - Laundry

In the laundry. A $60 church pew, lights from Etsy and wallpaper from Ebay means wear sunglasses!

House Tour Your Home & Garden Magazine March 2015 - Sewing

Still in the laundry. A leftover kitchen cabinet separates the washing machine from my sewing area.

House Tour Your Home & Garden Magazine March 2015 - Hallway

Looking into the Dining Room/Kitchen. Check out my yellow foot warmers. Yes I am all class.

House Tour Your Home & Garden Magazine March 2015 - Dining Computer

Still in the dining room. A place for the computer and a bike to hold the ‘good’ wine. Just don’t drink and ride!

House Tour Your Home & Garden Magazine March 2015 - Dining

Yep still the dining room. Note those lights are now pink. The bunnies however are still frozen in that position.

House Tour Your Home & Garden Magazine March 2015 - Kitchen

The kitchen. A yellow fridge for $70, secondhand appliances and cabinetry (but new to us). Bon appetit!

House Tour Your Home & Garden Magazine March 2015 - Kitchen

The pitfalls of secondhand cabinetry meant an imperfect fit. Solution: an IKEA floating shelf fixed horizontally. A mix of old and new cooking books. Colour co-ordinated um yeah.

House Tour Your Home & Garden Magazine March 2015 - Dining

The dining room into the lounge. A photo wall created with pics from Instagram and dip-dyed Tolix stools.

House Tour Your Home & Garden Magazine March 2015 - Lounge TV

The lounge. Hello place to hide TV-related stuff.  These cabinets were formally bedside cabinets.

House Tour Your Home & Garden Magazine March 2015 - Lounge

The lounge or the imaginarium. A painted hand-me-down bookshelf filled with curious things.

And there it is (was).  I’m still working on version 2.0.  But for now if you’d like to take a look at the write-up on our place from this feature, you can here.

I am a massive Your Home & Garden fan (if you didn’t already guess) and every month I relish the opportunity to sit down with a hot cuppa and flick through the pages.

If you haven’t already, I recommend you check out YHG’s FB page and flick them a like or better yet grab a copy of their latest mag and be prepared to get all creative and DIY-ey because that’s how it makes me feel!

 

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14 Comments

  1. July 7, 2015 / 3:01 am

    You are seriously the cleverest person ever

  2. July 7, 2015 / 3:16 am

    Thanks Gigi, remind me to bake you some cookies for saying that! Just kidding, you my friend are pretty awesome yourself <3

  3. July 7, 2015 / 5:11 am

    Christie Gordon this is the house I was trying to tell you about!

  4. July 7, 2015 / 6:09 am

    Authentic and original. Very refreshing. There”s many versions of “the same ol” floating around lately but this … awesome!

  5. July 7, 2015 / 6:40 am

    I love the lights Erena!

  6. July 7, 2015 / 7:12 am

    Love, love, love! Can’t wait to get our house looking finished and authentic ! You are so clever Erena Te Paa, a jack or ‘Erena’ of all trades! X

  7. July 7, 2015 / 8:07 am

    An Erena for every occasion…;-) I’m loving what I’ve seen of your progress so far so wherever you take it from there will be pretty fantastic! Just so you know, I bags first in line for the tour.

  8. July 7, 2015 / 8:11 am

    Thanks Stacey I’ll happily take that! Nothing beats making a home your own 🙂

  9. July 7, 2015 / 8:16 am

    The other lights are a mixture of Trade Me and Lighting Plus

  10. July 7, 2015 / 8:21 am

    Love it! Thanks for sharing these photos.

  11. July 7, 2015 / 8:51 am

    My pleasure Kim. I hope there was some inspiration in there for you ☺️

  12. July 7, 2015 / 3:30 pm

    Awesome thanks 🙂

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