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…

My Lloyd Loom chair makeover is in Reloved magazine!

More fabulous news from Cassiefairy HQ, my latest makeover project has just been featured in Reloved magazine. I hoped that the project would be used when I sent over the photographs ...
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Create a holiday-home inspired interior fit for a staycation

This little run of bank holiday weekends has got me thinking about the summer holidays - has it been the same for you too? If so, I thought I'd share ...
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Finding my dream wardrobe + fitted furniture at flat-pack prices

It turns out that moving house is the perfect time to clear out your wardrobe. Digging out those items from the back of the cupboard lets you really see what ...
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My home office makeover + sit/stand desk solution

I'm getting a home office! And May will be the month that it happens. Finally, a space I can work in all year round with having to move myself and ...
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5 Ways to make moving house easier on yourself

Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do - it really is right up there with getting divorced and suffering bereavements. I'm still tired out from ...
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How you can halve the cost of decorating your home

If there is one thing that I have learnt on my quest for a thrifty home, it's that low-costs doesn't automatically mean low-quality or low-value. I know that sometimes it ...
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Just one more move….

Now that the bathroom renovation is in progress (and we finally have a flushing loo!) we have been able to think about moving! My husband and I have moved house 11 times over ...
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My bathroom renovation project – Before + during… eek!

Today I'm sharing some snaps of my bathroom renovation project with you. It's been a couple of weeks of hard work but we've made good progress and things are looking ...
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4 Ways to add extra value to your property

Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or simply want to make the most out of the space you have available, remodelling is a great way of adding value to ...
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How to give your bedroom a bohemian makeover

The bedroom is a place we spend a lot of our time in, therefore it’s normal to feel a bit uninspired by the decor and in need of a change ...
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Putting the MINI into minimalism…

Minimalist designs are taking over. From interior décor to your favourite watch, everything is minimal and highly functional. Simple and effective use of space is what makes minimalism a hit ...
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Bedroom progress – a retro-style bed & snuggly new duvet

Today I wanted to update you on our bedroom decorating project and share a quick review of my new duvet. You may remember that I’ve been waiting for my bed ...
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Updating my bathroom – a much-needed DIY renovation project

Guess where I've spent this week? I've had a week off and did I spend it in the sunshine? By the sea? In a beer garden? Nope, I've spent it ...
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Saving money with LED lighting

After much research for my own home renovation project, I've discovered that LED lighting is becoming more and more popular these days. Not only are we illuminating our homes with ...
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Book review: Urban Flowers + win a copy!

This week I've got my hands on the newly released gardening book 'Urban Flowers' by Carolyn Dunster. A very thrifty DIY-focussed book, it contains hundreds of ideas for making the ...
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3 Tips for living with wooden floors

As you can probably tell from my past few DIY blog posts, flooring at been at the forefront of my mind. Firstly, I picked out the perfect white-washed colour for ...
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Household DIY: How to fix cracked concrete on a budget

When it comes to the aesthetic appearance of your home often the smallest chip or crack can look unsightly and stand out a mile if the rest of your home ...
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2 essentials for a workspace that sparks creativity

I'm just about to start planning my office (did you catch my blog post on the ergonomics of working from home?) so I've been doing my research into what makes ...
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Why I didn’t buy my dream home

You know when you have an idea of your perfect home in your mind - go on, picture yours now... You'd hope to one day be able to buy that ...
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How to work fewer hours & have more time for fun

How many hours are you working each week? Whatever your answer is I'm going to say that's too many hours. When the sun is shining and you're overlooking people playing ...
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A cosy & authentic 1957 Alpine Sprite caravan restoration project

Today I want to share some lovely photos of my friend Lisa's caravan with you. It's a 1957 Sprite, very similar to my little vintage caravan, but even older! Here are plenty ...
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4 ways with windows to create a bright & airy home

One of the things that I'm trying to achieve in my home is a feeling of brightness and airiness. I've been painting dark walls in fresh white paint, and have ...
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Book review: The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom + Win a copy!

I've been reading about gardening this month, and it's all down to the newly released book The Thoughtful Gardener. If you too have an empty garden (or an overgrown one, for that ...
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How to reinvent a second-hand kitchen

Buying a kitchen second-hand may seem unheard of, but it can be a great way to update your home on a budget. So many people think that their only option ...
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Interior design trends – soft minimalism

I love the idea of a minimalist lifestyle. I guess that's because I've got so much clutter in my life! Dreaming of open spaces and white walls provides a complete ...
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5 Things you should know BEFORE installing underfloor heating

Wave goodbye to radiators and hello to more space and a warm home for less. Underfloor heating is a great choice when you're tackling any home remodelling so I've asked ...
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Key ingredients for a perfect bedroom

If somebody asked you what your dream bedroom would look like, what would you say? What kind of vision do you have? I know exactly what I want my own ...
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Household DIY – How to install laminate flooring

I've recently laid laminate flooring in two rooms of my home and I can honestly say that it was a really easy process. I thought it would take days to ...
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5 things to think about when planning a loft conversion

Creating that much-needed extra space in your home can be achieved by creating a brand new room out in your unappreciated attic. Whether you live in an old Victorian semi-detached ...
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Household DIY – How to install skirting board

Did you spot my blog post about my new flooring last week? The eagle-eyed of you might have noticed that the finishing touch to my new bedroom floor was a lovely ...
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