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…

DIY Video: How to revamp old melamine kitchen cabinets with spray paint

If you've got an outdated kitchen and fancy a new look, there's no need to splash out on an entirely new design and installation. If the units still have perfectly ...
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My ‘quick tidy up’ outbuilding makeover on a budget

We have a brick outbuilding attached the back of our home. It hasn't been converted into part of the house (although hopefully, this'll happen in the future) and it's still ...
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Renovation inspiration – Vintage ‘loaf of bread’ caravan

If you're planning a vintage caravan restoration or simply want to dribble over some original details from a retro trailer, today's blog post features photos of a stunning 'loaf of ...
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EndOfTheRow’s Edwardian home tour + how to decorate with dark hues

All photos copyright of EndOfTheRow.co.uk I'll be honest with you, an Edwardian property would be my ideal home. Many years ago I lived in an Edwardian apartment in a building ...
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Why your bedroom should feel like the safest place on earth + how to achieve this

If you simply can't wait to crawl into bed at the end of the day, your desire might be about more than just being tired. For many people, their bedrooms ...
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How I repurposed my original pallet bar project to create a plant bar..!

I've got something I want to admit to you all. The pallet bar is gone ...
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How to make the most of a garden of ANY size to grow-your-own

If you're spending more time in the garden at the moment, you'll probably want to allocate some space to growing fruit, veg and plants, as well as enjoying a little ...
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When your cat has a nicer bed than you do..! Comfy beds for older pets

You want the best for your pets, right? They're family, after all! So I've been looking for ways to make my cats Cookie and Muffin more comfortable at home during ...
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How to change up your interior without any DIY supplies

If you've been spending more time in your home than usual, you may find yourself looking around the interior and thinking about how it could be different. When all elements ...
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Trouble sleeping? 9 Ways to boost your bedtime routine to sleep more soundly

If you've been having trouble sleeping in recent weeks, you're certainly not alone. With an overwhelming barrage of news, worries and a disrupted routine it's no wonder that some of ...
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Revive & refresh: 4 Alternative spring cleaning ideas for a happier home

The arrival of spring is a great time to transform your home by undertaking a big spring clean. Cleaning the living space has recently become an extremely popular self-care activity ...
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Colourful interior inspiration from a retro + boho Berlin apartment

All photos in this blog post are copyright of Melanie Mahrhold Duundich Interior Design If you're looking for inspiration for a happy, vibrant, mid-century interior, you've come to the right ...
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Sourcing vintage Skyline utensils for my thrifty 1950s kitchen makeover

If you've visited my blog over the past year, you might have noticed that I've been giving the kitchen of my 1950s home a makeover. I've been trying to add ...
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DIY Guide – How to build a delivery box with offcuts of wood

We've been relying on online orders more over the past month so I thought it would be a good idea to build a parcel box and share the step-by-step tutorial ...
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4 Trending home improvement projects you can start working on now

As a homeowner, you may be looking to do some improvements while you're spending more time at home but lack the cash to dedicate to materials. The cost of a ...
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How to deal with spills, stains and slime on any kind of flooring

If you've got a full house, with kids at home and pets skidding around, it's possible that your floors will take the brunt of this. With muddy footprints, scratchy paws, ...
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How to sew new sofa covers and cushions for an Ercol studio couch

If you've read my recent blog post about re-covering my Ercol studio couches you'll know that I went into this project feeling rather confident. I figured that it was just ...
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How to DIY a bin store using leftover timber or pallet wood

If you're spending more time in the garden and need a project to work on, here's an easy DIY that you can complete in a day. And, if you're anything ...
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How to keep your home super-clean (+ the unexpected health benefits!)

With a many of us staying at home and all the hygiene advice we're hearing, I thought it would be prudent to write about household cleaning today. The good news ...
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6 Easy ways to attract more birds, butterflies and bees into your garden

If you're lucky enough to have a garden - whatever the size and shape - there are many things that you can do to turn your garden into a haven ...
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My Ercol sofa makeover – finding fabrics and choosing colours

What do you do if you have a sofa but don't like the colour of the fabric any more? Why, re-cover it, of course! Okay, okay, that's a rather flippant ...
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How to create hotel-room chic for Mother’s Day + DIY breakfast-in-bed tray

If you've got your mum coming to stay for Mother's Day this year, why not give her the hotel experience with a mini makeover for your guest room? Plus, I've ...
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Why you should add a vintage rocking horse to your period interior

Whether or not you have kids, and whether or not you have a period home, a vintage rocking horse would make a great addition to your interior. I've done my ...
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3 Amazing IKEA hacks that you won’t believe were ever flat-packed!

If you want to get a high-end look for your furniture but are on a flat-pack budget, don't despair. It CAN be done! I've been lucky enough to chat with ...
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Five ways to go organic in your bedroom for a better night’s sleep

If you've been having trouble sleeping, it could be caused by many factors - such as stress, light levels, or even your age - but I bet you didn't imagine ...
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5 Easy steps to organising (and minimising) your kitchen cupboards

I've assessed my mess. I've cleared my clutter. And I've organised my essentials. Today has been fun. No - really! After giving my kitchen a makeover aesthetically, I decided that ...
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4 Frugal reasons why hiring an interior designer can save you money

Your home is your sanctuary, but it’s also the place where you can express your style and personality. One of the best ways to achieve that goal is through the ...
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How NOT to remodel your bathroom – my costly mistakes & how to avoid them

If you followed my blog a couple of years ago, you'll know that I revamped my bathroom myself. When we got the keys for our home, it was the first ...
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Exploring flooring options for my thrifty ’50s kitchen makeover

If you've been following along with my home renovation journey, you'll know that my kitchen makeover is almost complete. We haven't splashed out on a new kitchen - instead we ...
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DIY Pallet bar project – Spanish wine tavern with beach holiday vibes

If you've spotted my pallet bar around the internet (and on the TV now, thanks to Kirstie Allsopp!) you may be interested to see today's pallet project - a Spanish-style ...
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