Hey there!

Welcome to the crazy world that is Mellywood's Mansion.

I'm Mel, and this is me pretending to be one of Charlie's Angels - yep I'm a dork!

I started this blog to do up my house, which is ironically referred to as the "Mansion". Pictures like this let you know that it's anything but glamorous. Please note the ugliest carpet ever, a reader once said they would pour acid in their eyes if they had to see it again! You can check out the rest of the house here.

If you're looking for the picture perfect family, this isn't the blog for you, we regularly have moments like this.

I have five children three boys aged 15,13 and almost 2 and two girls 11 and 3.

Some have issues with ageing!

Along with them I also share the house with my husband Jules. He wishes I made awesome hair tie holders

I did try, but - ahh...sometimes crafty ideas don't go to plan........that was supposed to be Abby from Sesame Street.

But if you stick around, sometimes I come up with awesomeness like my Sesame Street Dresser

Or crafty fun like my knitted necklace scarf

Mostly I believe perfection is overrated and creativity is about learning as you go and I like to ask whether the project has been a delight or a disaster (shhh but I'm a blogger who doesn't care if you say you didn't really like something, strangely I am way more critical than anyone has ever been). Life should be fun and I hope that you leave here a little inspired to have a go at trying things whether it's something I have done or just something you have been too scared to try, but more than that, I hope you leave with a smile on your face.

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

Be Delighted Every Day, Follow Mellywood's Mansion!

Should you have any questions or just want to connect with me, feel free to email me on mellywoods5@gmail.com


  1. cool! will be happy to read your journey!

  2. I can't wait to see what you do! More than happy to put my 2cents in or help out... Need a jack hammer... One of my bunnings impulse buys!

  3. Hi, Mel.

    Had to say "hi". Stumbled upon your blog. Saw your laundry room redo and when I saw the before pictures I said to myself "that looks like an Australian laundry room!!" So I poked around and found your profile and was delighted to see that you are from Melbourne!! My son, daughter in law and three grandchildren live in Oakleigh East.
    I, Pam, am writing you from the States.
    I have had the priveledge to visit Australia 3 times. Loved the place!! Lord willing I will be back in March.
    Really enjoying your blog.

  4. So fantastic to meet a fellow aussie blogger! Such a hard thing to find in blogworld! Look forward to getting to know you more :)

  5. Hey Mel, I have been looking & looking ... do you have a facebook page for your blog that I am just missing. I'm blind like that sometimes. Thanks :)

  6. just want to say hi! from your newest follower!


  7. Hi, Mel! I found on you Let's Get Social Sunday, and I knew I wanted to read your blog as soon as I saw your adorable photo! I'm following you every which way now, but in a friendly way, not like a stalker. ;)

  8. Mel! I loved this post. Though I feel as if I have known you forever, I loved reading your recap. Your blog always brings a smile to my face. I love that you keep it real.

  9. Loving your new about me page! Gives a really good feel of who you are! And I agree, I feel like I've known you forever too, because you are so down to earth and real:)


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