My little vintage caravan project ~ Clearing out the old…

I am starting my new caravan makeover project with a clear out. If you didn’t see my first blog post about my new caravan please read back over my blog post a couple of days ago on 14th August and you’ll know why I need to begin with an excavation project! It’s a real mess […]

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Top tips for spring cleaning

Guest post by blogger Eva Stephen, author of fantastic interior decor articles for House to Home, DIY by Design and Mad About Pink. 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 our belly. […]

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DIY Furniture Project – Blanket Cupboard

Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a great weekend, we had some more snow here yesterday so its chilly again – it’s supposed to have been the coldest night of the year here so we wrapped up warm with lots of extra blankets and duvets and were nice and toasty! I thought that today […]

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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. Here’s a reminder of my original mood board: In my research travels I have recently come across Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl – one of […]

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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 the dump. It didn’t exactly look like this when my hubby brought it home to me; it had a cream damask patterned cover over it which […]

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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 design project. If you’ve not yet seen my mood-board here it is again: And how’s this for a pretty similar sideboard to the G-Plan one above? […]

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A DIY project – renovating an old dining chair

I desperately wanted a princess chair for my dressing table but the chairs I’ve seen in places like Laura Ashley and Dunelm are way out of my price range – so I very politely asked my husband to help out with the renovation of an old mahogany dining chair. We chose a dusky blue Crown paint […]

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DIY project – renovating an old footstool

Here’s a little DIY project that my husband and I did over the weekend (well, he did it and I ‘helped’ by saying yes to the fabric choice!). He took the cushion pad out of the stool frame and lightly sanded the legs before painting with a chalky blue wood paint. Then the fabric was […]

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Here’s one of my favourite pieces of furniture…

Do you remember this? Think back to your school days – was there one in your art classroom?? Did you have a drawer to yourself for your valuable prints and sketches? I certainly remember trying to squeeze my work into a plan chest like this when I was at school, and again when studying art […]

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Fairy… Reflected

I’ve spent a bit of time for myself and have had fun repainting an old wooden mirror, and I am very pleased with the result! I now have a lovely pale pink ‘shabby chic’ style mirror with a pink vinyl Fairy motif.      Although I am planning to move soon and should be getting […]

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