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…

My Rand McNally Lunar Globe – celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing TODAY!

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing - can you believe that fifty years have passed since that momentous occasion?? To celebrate I'm sharing some photos ...
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How to upcycle a cable reel into an outdoor coffee table + my cosy garden corner

I've been DIYing in the garden again and this time I've made an outdoor coffee table using an old wooden cable reel that I found in a skip. Plus, I've ...
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Easy DIY tasks you can do to boost the value of your property

When it comes to home improvements, you'll probably want to prioritise projects that will add more value to your home—especially if you are planning to sell your property and move ...
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Take one neutral sofa – how to style your living room 6 different ways

Whether you've got a grey, beige, white (or even black) sofa those neutral hues can look a little bland, but they're also a fantastic base upon which to create a ...
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6 Signs that you need to repair your windows before the autumn

Good windows are essential in keeping a home cosy, which is why it's important to care for your windows and occasionally carry out some maintenance. But how do you know ...
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2019 Interiors trend analysis from Pinterest & design publications

Interior design is an ever-changing industry with something new appearing each year. It seems like only yesterday that everyone was talking about all-white kitchens and modern furniture, but times have ...
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My thrifty garden landscaping project – Building a weed-free raised herb border

If you've always wanted to grow your own veggies and pick fresh herbs from your back garden, I'm here to show you that it can be done in just a ...
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How to DIY rustic garden benches using upcycled scaffold boards

We've had a busy week of garden-based DIYing here, which all began when we got hold of some low-cost scaffold boards from the local timber yard. My mind went into ...
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10 Ways to tune out of your tech to get a much better night’s sleep

After going to the 24 hour festival First Light last weekend and realising just how much sleep I actually do need, I've being doing some research into ways to sleep ...
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2019 Kitchen trends & the details you can add to get the look for less

If you're looking for an affordable kitchen update, you don't need to completely rip everything out and start again. Today I'm sharing some easy ways that you can refresh your ...
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Thinking of selling? How to get the best possible price for your house

If you are planning to move you'll want to get the best possible price for your current home. To stand any chance of doing that you need to make sure ...
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3 Possible budget-friendly solutions to rid your home of dampness

No one wants to live in a damp house. It can be very uncomfortable, especially during the winter months as it will only make your place feel colder so why ...
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Guest post: 5 Cost-efficient ways to make your home more secure

Today's informative guest post is by writer and super-connector Wendy Dessler - thanks Wendy! How much do you know about home break-ins? If you believe the cartoons, you may think ...
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How to redecorate and refresh your bedroom when you’re on a budget

We all want a space to call our own where we can relax, shut the door and enjoy some me time. So why is it that the vast majority of ...
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My thrifty garden landscaping project – Alfresco dining at long last!

Finally, some sunshine! This week we've been able to begin enjoying our garden at long last and sit outside with a meal or two. There's still a lot more work ...
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Cheap & easy home improvements you might not have considered before…

Making improvements to your home is never going to be cheap, and amid all the home renovation programmes and YouTube DIYs you can often feel pressured to keep up with ...
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How to create an outdoor kitchen/diner in your garden

I've been working on landscaping my garden this year and, although the basics of the design have stayed the same, many of the specific elements and uses for the space ...
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How to incorporate mid-century design into your contemporary home

You only have to open up Pinterest to discover a multitude of ways to incorporate mid-century design into your home. It’s no longer about choosing a ’50s, ’60s or ’70s ...
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My thrifty home renovation project – here’s what we’ve done so far

If you've been reading my blog over the past couple of years you'll probably have noticed that many of my posts are about my own home renovation project. When we ...
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5 Garden DIY hacks to get your outdoor space ready for summer

This blog post is a collaboration
Is your garden looking a little tired or uninviting? With summer almost upon us (at last) now is the time to ...
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Easy roof maintenance tasks you can do yourself (& when NOT to do it!)

The roof of a house is a perilous place so I wouldn't even begin to suggest you take on a roofing DIY task yourself. It takes time, skill and specialist ...
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My garden landscaping project: Adding Adirondack seats to my new lawn

Do you feel like suddenly everything is in bloom? Finally, my garden is looking better than it ever has before and I can actually go outside and enjoy the space ...
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Four things you could do with the space under your stairs

If you're struggling to find extra space in your home but need additional storage, work spaces or even a bathroom, why not take a look under the stairs? The open ...
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My home office makeover – How to DIY a wall-to-wall desk

All good bank holiday weekends should be spent DIYing, right? The project I had earmarked for the May bank holiday has been long overdue and I can't believe it's finally ...
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4 Hacks for renovating vintage Lloyd Loom woven bucket chairs

After decades of use and sun exposure in a conservatory many classic Lloyd Loom chairs are faded or damaged. While it's still possible to buy the originals (I picked these ...
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How to find extra space in your home for visitors and relatives


You might think that your family home is already full to bursting point, with kids, pets and all the things that come with them. Then you get a call, and ...
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How to turn a pallet into a driftwood-style bathroom storage hamper

I've been working on another pallet upcycling project and this month I've been creating much-needed storage for my bathroom. Pallet wood is my favourite material to make furniture from - ...
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Summer home maintenance tasks you shouldn’t forget this year

Spring has sprung, and summer is on its way! You’ve probably already gotten started on your spring renovation projects, but have you considered those less-than-glamorous home maintenance jobs that need to ...
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How to sell your home the thrifty way (without an estate agent)

If you're thinking of moving house but the costs of selling via an estate agent are putting you off, why not consider selling your home yourself? Did you know that ...
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4 Hot interior trends to consider when updating your home for summer

With warmer weather approaching and the lighter months on their way, there has never been a better time to give your home a new lease of life and update your ...
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