Use lavender oil (1 teaspoon per litre of water) in a spray bottle and lightly mist over the wall before giving it a good scrub with a pair of pantyhose.
Filling bare walls
• A nice way of filling bland walls is to decorate using colourful fabric on canvasses (if you havn’t any spare off-cuts, you can buy them for less than standard fabric costs). Canvases are cheap, simply cover the canvas with foam padding. Then layer the fabric over the canvas however you like and staple it down. Fabric off-cuts are available from most fabric stores. Lincraft, for example, has remnant bins with scraps of great material (often end of line fabric) at bargain prices.
• For one-off fabrics, try second-hand stores. We shopped at Reverse Garbage, 8/142 Addison Rd, Marrickville and got lots of fabric for $7.00.
For more information and tips from Shannon, visit the Lush House show page here