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…

Grow-your-own garden July update – Harvest

I'm back with another garden update and this time I can finally report that we have been harvesting some veg! You may remember from my last garden blog post in ...
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A guide to buying antiques – even if you’re on a budget

We all know that incorporating antiques into your decor is the best way to add a little bit of personality to your home. From sophisticated furniture pieces to marble fireplaces, ...
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All the questions you need to ask yourself before renovating your kitchen

Sponsored by Stone Synergy Do you know how hard it is to plan a new kitchen? I've been trying to get something sorted for our own kitchen renovation for months ...
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The ultimate house cleaning to-do list for new homeowners and tenants

That first couple of days when you get the keys for your new home are the best - if you make the most of them. You've not yet unpacked and ...
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Home renovation tips – How to plan your next big DIY project

Although I'm a keen DIYer, home renovations are not the same as home repairs, so it's certainly something that needs a little more planning than simply getting out your toolbox! ...
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My Grow-your-own garden June update: Growing and eating

FINALLY. Things have started to happen in our garden. Vegetables are growing - and I've actually eaten some of the produce from our plot woo! And there's even been a ...
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Improve, don’t move, this summer: 3 ways to update your home AND save money!

The costs of moving house are massive. You’ve got stamp duty, estate agent commission and solicitors’ fees to sort out, and that’s before you add on the cost of physically ...
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House tour of a rustic C19th barn conversion with colourful vintage collections

When I first spotted this stunning barn on April's Instagram account @BarnHomeLiving, I immediately I wanted to find out the story behind the build. I was lucky enough to interview ...
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DIY Video – How to make your own outdoor seat from scaffolding planks

Is there anything you can't make from scaffold boards? I've previously made my garden table, some outdoor seating and even a hallway console table using scaffolding planks. It's a relatively ...
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Natural and environmentally-friendly flooring for a ‘healthy home’

With my kitchen renovation plans in full swing, one of the sticking-points is the flooring. I simply don't know what's best to use in the kitchen. I want it to ...
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4 Ways to refresh your home & conservatory for indoor-outdoor living

When the sun's shining and the weather is good, spending time outdoors is a wonderful thing to do. It's equally lovely to be able to enjoy the sights and sounds ...
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Money-saving tips for new parents – how to cut costs & get freebies for your baby

Little ones grow up so quickly and you'll notice that their needs change quickly - they'll grow out of that romper suit in a matter of weeks and will advance ...
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My ‘Grow your own’ garden May update: DIY mini cold frame & planting out

I'm sure it's the same for everyone but I feel like our garden is SO behind compared to last year. I'm convinced that all our veggie seedlings had grown into ...
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How to upcycle nesting boxes into a colourful cluster of ‘bird apartments’

With BBC Springwatch in full swing, I thought that now would be the perfect time to share one of my latest upcycling projects with you - a cluster of colourful ...
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8 Renting & budgeting tips for first-time tenants

When you're looking to move out of home for the first time and live independently, it's a really exciting time. However, there's SO much more to consider than just the ...
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How to DIY a tool silhouette storage board for your shed

What do you do when you've got a shed full of tangled tools and a spare pallet in the garden? Why, pull it apart and build a tool silhouette storage ...
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Home improvement ideas: Refreshing the exterior with a colourful front door

You know how something isn't a problem until you notice it? How something in your home can be so functional that you barely see it but then you realise that ...
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My ‘Grow your own’ garden – April update: Seedlings and building stuff

I finally feel like some things are happening in our garden now. Looking back over the month of April, I'm actually surprised by how much we've got done, even though ...
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Rubber, vinyl or hybrid flooring – what is the best material to use in a kitchen?

I'm officially doing the traditional Bank Holiday Monday 'thing' of planning a DIY project! I've decided that I'm going to give my kitchen a proper makeover. I've been saving up ...
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Spring organising: How to DIY custom inserts to safely store your important tech equipment

You may have spotted in my previous blog posts that I'm in the midst of decluttering and spring cleaning my home. It's been an epic mission this spring because, during ...
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Spring cleaning – Declutter with me (and how to prevent recluttering!)

After a long-than-usual hibernation period here at Cassiefairy HQ, it is now time for me to start spring cleaning. In particular, I'm tackling one of my favourite activities - decluttering ...
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How I upcycled an old chest of drawers into THREE pieces of storage furniture for my home

Just how many projects can I create by upcycling one old chest of drawers? I bought these old drawers below from Vintage Mischief in their seasonal sale a couple of ...
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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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