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…

3 Ways to create a distraction-free home office in your garden

How have you found working from home? Have you actually enjoyed it a little more than going into the office? Have you got more work done in your distraction-free home? ...
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Simple & reusable flooring updates for my budget kitchen makeover

It's been many months (okay, years!) in the making, but my kitchen makeover is almost complete. I've spray painted the units, I've tiled the splashback and I've added a sparkly ...
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My ‘Grow-Your-Own’ garden – March update: Butterflies, birds and sowing seeds

Hooray, the clocks have gone forward, the days are bright, the weather is lovely and the temperature is getting warmer. And with these subtle changes, I'm also getting more excited ...
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Money-saving simple spring spruce-ups for your home

At this time of year I find myself spending more time looking for ways to spruce up my home; tidying, decluttering and revamping my interior. Of course, I always want ...
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How to upholster a padded topper to convert any coffee table into a footstool

This DIY project is a sponsored collaboration with ManoMano

Get the most out of your existing by furniture by turning a simple coffee table into a two-in-one piece ...
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Light & airy Scandi-style decor inspiration for Spring with Nicola from Lana Rose Interiors

All images copyright of Lana Rose Interiors Now that it's feeling a little more Spring-like out there, I thought it would be the perfect time to show you around Nicola ...
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My ‘Grow your own’ lockdown lesson was chosen for the FoodSavvy Unlocked campaign!

Exciting news! If you're a friend of mine on Instagram or Twitter you may have noticed that I shared some very important posts earlier this week. I was lucky enough ...
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How to use your craft skills to upcycle furniture (and boost your mental health too!)

Upcycling is great. I do it A LOT. You might have noticed one or two (or a dozen ...or a hundred!) upcycling posts on my blog over the years. And ...
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How these 3 clichés can help you save time and money when decorating your home

Oh I love a good cliché, don't you? They aren't like nails on a chalkboard at all, are they? Okay, I admit it, I'm not a fan BUT, when it ...
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My ‘grow-your-own’ vegetable garden – February update: Seeds, bees, greenhouse and snow!

Following the excitement of growing our own fruit and veg in our garden for the first time last year, this time I'm taking it seriously and making plans for a ...
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How to achieve a good night’s sleep to boost your immune system

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Along with being active, limiting sugar and eating fresh fruit and veg, sleep is one of the most important things you can do to ...
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My DIY bathroom: How to build a handy bath-side storage stand for your cup of tea!

I don't know about you, but there's nothing I like more than relaxing in a bubbly bath at the end of the week - especially when it's as cold outside ...
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Thrifty DIY: How to decoupage old drawers to create sliding under-bed storage

If there's one thing I always need more of its storage. Boxes, bins, drawers, cupboards - I can never have enough of them. And that's because I love to tidy ...
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My ‘grow-your-own’ vegetable garden – 2020 update and January 2021 progress

This time last year, we built our first veggie patch in the garden with the intention of growing our own fruit and veg. In the frosty mornings of January and ...
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The Doorganiser: How to DIY a family organiser on a door

I've always thought that the space inside cupboards doors is a wasted opportunity. They could be used for storage, to keep important things to hand, or could even just be ...
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How to turn an old drawer & scaffold boards into a DIY desk or hallway console table

Welcome to my first DIY project of the year! I've got so many new projects planned for 2021 and, as we're not going anywhere at the moment, I've also got ...
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Post-Christmas interior styling to transition from winter to spring

If you want inspiration for a cosy home that can easily take you from winter into spring, look no further. Amy from Cuter Tudor has kindly allowed me to share ...
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Cosy Christmas decor inspiration from Beyond The Barn’s newly renovated home

All images copyright of Eric Orme from Place-Photography.com Beautifully decorated for Christmas with twinkling fairy lights, homemade decorations and cosy corners for curling up in, this barn is exactly ...
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How to DIY a freestanding Snowman target game from pallet wood

Welcome to my festive pallet project! I've DIYed a friendly freestanding snowman to adorn your lawn and the best part is that he doubles-up as a family game. You can ...
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Excited to share my Christmas magazine articles and thrifty blog posts

It's been a while since I shared any of my article writing updates with you so I thought I'd pop on a few photos so you can see what I've ...
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3 Ways to make your own no-sew handmade Christmas stockings

If you don't have any sewing skills and the last time you stitched anything was during a textiles lesson at school, don't worry - it IS still possible to DIY ...
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Autumnal interiors inspiration from Kim Jones of Salvaged Living blog

Beautifully layered neutrals, furniture with warmth and patina, and rooms dressed for the seasons. That’s what you’ll find inside Kim Jones’ family home and on her blog Salvaged Living. Today, ...
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How to decorate with mid-century colours for a cosy autumnal home

With the changing seasons, I always feel a desire to look around my house and adapt the space to suit the time of year. Now that autumn has arrived, there's ...
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3 Ways to stay warm all winter without racking up a huge heating bill

The clocks have gone back, the days are darker and the weather is colder. But that doesn't mean we have to feel chilly all winter long. I'm not suggesting whacking ...
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3 Home and garden maintenance tasks to tackle in the autumn

After a long summer in the garden and even more time spent at home than usual, there will no doubt be some maintenance tasks that need to be done around ...
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How to recreate the autumn styling tips of top interior design bloggers

At this time of year, I love browsing Pinterest and seeing how designers and interiors bloggers dress their homes for autumn. It's almost become a second Christmas in terms of ...
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How to clean & refurbish a Picquot Ware teapot + original price list

The wonderful thing about blogging is that writing a blog post about a topic can lead to interesting discussions in the comments and lovely emails from readers who want to ...
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Ergonomic work & sleep tips for Backcare Awareness Week

It's Backcare Awareness Week so I thought I would share my own experiences of pain, posture and preventative measures in today's blog post, including the ways I've set up my ...
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Recipe Video: Autumn spiced tomato chutney using a glut from the garden!

If you've got a glut of tomatoes all ripening at once (yes, this is me!) here's a delicious recipe to turn them into an autumnal spiced chutney. I'm already excited ...
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10 Easy upcycling ideas for national Recycle Week

Seeing as the majority of items in my home and wardrobe are second-hand (or rescued from a skip), Recycle Week is one of the highlights of my year. It gives ...
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