Hey there and welcome to Chasing Spring, an Australian lifestyle blog about all things DIY, interior styling and ‘the home’.

This is a place for creative and inspired women to come for advice, inspiration and guidance on their journey to creating their sanctuary at home.


Get inspired & start creating your sanctuary today…

Chasing Spring Loves... Maggi McDonald Art & Design. Abstract artist and surface designer Maggi McDonald gives us her top tips on choosing and displaying artwork in our homes

Chasing Spring Loves… Maggi McDonald Art

I stumbled across Maggi McDonald through the Mums with Hustle community and was instantly taken by the gorgeous colours and textures of her artwork.  Based in Sydney, Maggi creates abstract…

A simple DIY upcycle project using an old plank of wood to create a rustic farmhouse style coat rack.

DIY Rustic Coat Rack

Our entryway has been driving me NUTS lately! It’s the middle of winter, and being a family of 5, this mean (at a rough count…) there’s a pile of about 5 jackets,…

Notorioius black thumb? Want to add a touch of green to your home but unsure where to start? Chelsea from Let It Grow Co shares her top tips and the latest trends on indoor plants.

Chasing Spring Loves… Let It Grow Co

If you love a bit of greenery in your home, you’re probably already a fan of Chelsea Macri’s Let It Grow Co bright and lush feeds on Instagram and Facebook. …

Be more sustainable.... 8 achievable and actionable steps you can take today to improve your sustainability.

Sustainability… 8 steps you can take today

Sustainability…  it’s the buzz word of the moment!  We all know we should be trying our best to be kind to the earth, so it can continue to support our…

Otti Made handmade ceramic and sustainable hazelwood spoons

Chasing Spring Loves…Otti Made

Welcome to ‘Chasing Spring loves…’ a new series where I will be chatting with inspirational and talented women from across Australia.  Perhaps they’re rocking it in the small business world, or…

Revive old wooden furniture in 2 easy steps

How to revive old wooden furniture in 2 easy steps

It’s no secret that I love old furniture pieces that have that rustic farmhouse vibe… and if it has a story behind it, I love it even more.  I rescued…

Create a Lego torage table with this super simple Ikea hack

DIY Lego Storage Table… Ikea hack

I saw a meme recently that went something like this… There are 3 levels of pain… Mild pain Excruciating pain Stepped-on- Lego pain If you have a Lego loving son or…

Boys bedroom makeover with navy blue feature wall

Big Boy Bedroom Makeover… Part III. The Reveal

Woohoo!  It’s done!  My big boy officially has a Big Boy Room!  It’s been a long journey from the initial planning stages, through to all the hard work of painting,…

gallery wall boys room

Big Boy Bedroom Makeover…Part II. The Action

As you may know from my last post, I’ve embarked on transforming Nate’s room into a ‘Big Boy Bedroom’ for his 5th birthday.  WOW!  What a job it is!  The…

boys room mood board

Big Boy Bedroom Makeover… Part I. The Plan

My son Nate recently turned 5!   I can’t quite believe this little human who made me a mum is now a big school boy!  While all the birthday biz was…