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…

Get creative with lighting – 5 fun projects

Never underestimate the power of great lighting. It can completely transform a room if you do it right. There are plenty of things that you can do with a few ...
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The easiest fruit & veg to grow at home + some recipes to use them in

Whilst the idea of growing your own vegetables sounds fun and is a great money-saving idea, many people think they just wouldn’t have enough time to tend to their veggie patch. Sure, it can mean ...
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My bedroom wall mural – installing the biggest photo ever!

I think I can safely say that this is the biggest photo I've ever printed. And definitely the largest I've ever pasted onto a wall, that's for certain. Sure, I've used a ...
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Is that garden furniture really a bargain? Things to consider before you buy outdoor items

Summer is on its way and us Brits love to get outside as much as possible as soon as we see the sun coming out from behind the clouds. This very ...
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How to create more space in a child’s bedroom

Sure, I'm no expert on kid's bedrooms, but whenever you're planning the design of any room in the home, you'll want to be as economical with space as possible - ...
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My home office makeover – getting inspiration from STUDIO + win a copy!

I've got two copies of the newly released book STUDIO by Sally Coulthard to be won - read on to enter the giveaway!When I first viewed my house, I was ...
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My bathroom renovation project – Bold blue tiles

Welcome back to another installment in my bathroom renovation - blimey, it's taking longer than I expected: I thought we'd be done within 5 days but nooo. So far we've ...
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Kitchen tile trends for 2017

Can you believe that we’re already five months into 2017?! With that in mind I thought it was about time I teamed up with those little scamps over at Tile ...
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How to create a ‘smart’ bedroom with the latest tech

Are you looking for a decorating project to take on in your home this season? If so, you might want to think about remodeling and redesigning your bedroom. When we think about ...
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My bathroom renovation project – How to fit a deluge rain shower

If there's one thing that I thought I'd never do in my life, it was probably fitting a shower in a bathroom. It seemed like such a difficult process and ...
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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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