Thrifty interiors – how to DIY your home

 

 

Do you need inspiration for your making your house a home, but have a budget to stick to? I’ve recently moved into my new home so I’m still researching trends, decorating and putting my stamp on the place. I too want to be as frugal as possible with the money I invest in my home so here you’ll find lots of low-cost, DIY ideas to decorate your ‘castle’!

TRENDS, DIYs, MAKEOVERS & MORE…

Top tips for spring cleaning

In our part of the world winter tends to get too long and depressing. We can’t wait for spring to come, sun to shine and butterflies to start fluttering in ...
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Everyone needs a Quillow…

Back by popular demand, here's Lacey in Places to share the story of how a holiday two years ago led to one of her most random purchases to date – the ...
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How the correct interior design can increase your well-being

When you think of interior design, does it evoke thoughts of spiritual health or improved decision-making? This is exactly what a peaceful home can provide. Applying the general principle of ...
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Inspirations for a retro living-room: Wall coverings

I hope you remember that, for most of last year, I have been working on the decor of my living-room of my new home, and although its taken ages (due ...
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Guest post from Arcadian Home blog: Gorgeous girly spaces

Hello, everyone! It's Mari here from Arcadian Home blog, a wonderful place to find great home decor inspirations. I'm so excited to be visiting with you at CassieFairy today to share a ...
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Making a garden sculpture from ice – try it, its so easy!

All I can say is; 'bring on the snow'. This is because I have a plan in place ready for when the temperature drops to below freezing. I'm going to ...
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Retro board games – festive fun for all the family

I've been doing a mini-makeover on the living room of my new home this year and you may have spotted my previous blog posts about my retro-inspired interior design choices ...
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Interior Design Inspirations for my retro living room – Christmas touches

I've chosen a fairly garish 60s & 70s retro theme in orange for my living room and, after 6 months of rummaging through car-boot sales, second-hand shops and auctions, it's ...
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Interior Design Inspirations for a Retro Home: Lighting

Now that I am at the stage of adding the finishing touches to my retro living room, my attention has turned to lighting and I wanted to get a couple ...
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Inspirations for a retro living room: Soft Furnishings

I've already blogged about finding vintage fabrics and making some unique retro cushions for my 60s-inspired living room design, but here's a post on the rest of the soft furnishings in ...
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Craft Project – Creating new cushions & artwork for my retro living room

I was lucky enough to find this set of vintage RSPB placemats and coasters in almost brand-new condition at the Shakespeare Hospice Furniture Shop in Stratford Upon Avon and although I loved the ...
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Interior design inspirations for a retro home: Office space

I've been working on a 'makeover' for my living room since moving in back in May (yes, I know... I'd never succeed on 60-Minute-Makeover!) and I've chosen a fairly garish ...
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Kirstie’s Vintage Home – interior design inspirations for a 60s look

Last night I watched the first episode of Kirstie Allsop's new channel 4 series 'Kirstie's Vintage Home' and, judging by the vast number of #kirstiesvintagehome tweets during and after the show, ...
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Retro lamps from thegoodolddayz blog

Check out these ultra funky retro lamps from one of my favourite blogs thegoodolddayz.wordpress.com. They're delicious lava-lamp globby shapes and colours mixed with space-age sputnik-like design. Probably the ideal accessories for ...
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Interior Design Inspirations – Finn Juhl

As many of you know, I have been researching design ideas for my living room and have already started collecting together furniture, art and soft furnishings for my new room ...
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Interior Design Inspiration – Going dotty for retro spots

One of artist Fabiana Di Mascio's pieces that I saw recently at the Never Ending Mural exhibition in Ipswich has given me inspiration for an interior design project. Her artwork consisted of a dark ...
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The Disappearing Building

I saw this fantastic design for industrial buildings recently when I was on my way back to Suffolk from Buckinghamshire and the faded blue coloured walls really caught my eye ...
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Interior design inspiration – Geometric wall mural

I simply adore this idea for a retro-style wall mural from Rosie & The Boys. This design is handpainted and its given me inspiration for my own living room decor ...
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My retro-inspired living room – Lego accessories

As you probably know by now, I am slowly but surely funking up my living room to create a kitsch 50s/60s/70s look and, as Lego was invented in 1958 and ...
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My retro-inspired living room – an old armchair rescued!

I am pleased to say that I've got another freebie for my retro living room design project - an armchair that was on its way from a vintage furniture shop to ...
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My Maneki Neko obsession – The ultimate must-have fabric…

Can you believe your eyes..? That's right... Maneki Neko print fabric! Have all my Christmases come at once?! I can tell you right now that I NEED this lucky cat fabric. The only ...
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My retro-inpired living room – a vintage sideboard

As many of you know, I'm collecting together a few pieces of furniture, amazing art and lovely soft furnishings to create a retro-inspired, if a little garish, living room interior ...
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Have you ever seen anything more retro than this? My new record case!

At a record fair that I went to recently, I was browsing the music when the record boxes caught my eye - there were a couple of wooden orange ones, that ...
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My little Maneki Neko obsession – a new addition to the family from @JoaniesGifts

You may remember that last month I had a lot of birthdays to buy for and I'd decided to get organised and buy online for all the birthdays and events ...
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A gorgeous piece of artwork for my retro living room – by artist Mable Tan

I saw this funky retro-inspired photograph when I was recently browsing on artist Mable Tan's website Happee Monkee and instantly knew it would be perfect for my 50s, 60s & 70s interior ...
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A new table for my retro living room – and it was free!

As you probably already know about me, I'm quite thrifty and I like to get a bargain but this one takes the biscuit - I got this lovely retro table ...
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My new favourite flowers – back to black

I've recently spotted a trend emerging in the world of plants and I want a piece of it! I love the idea of black flowers, and although its pretty impossible ...
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DIY Project – Orange cushions for my retro living room

I needed a couple of cushions to chuck on my sofa that would tie in the retro theme (here's the blog post) that I’m working on for the living ...
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My favourite photos – a pretty purple poppy

Look at this gorgeous wild poppy that I spotted growing outside an old garage recently. I’ve never seen a purple poppy before, so I quickly took a couple of ...
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Anyone fancy a bit of lamb? …and other art from Nicola Ellis

I don't own much artwork, in fact I don't really own many pictures at all, but when I hang something on my wall it's because I love it, and this ...
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