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…

How to upcycle an old side table into a chess-board coffee table

Today, I'm putting an old side table to good use by upcycling it with paint, sticky vinyl and acrylic to create a multi-purpose piece of furniture that serves as both ...
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How to make a kitchen pantry unit from recycled pallet wood

Are you in need of extra storage space in your kitchen? Today's upcycling DIY could be just what you need! I've turned a couple of old pallets into a 'pallet ...
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How to install new window blinds yourself in 5 easy steps

If you are looking for new ways to spruce up your interior without breaking the bank, changing the window treatments is a quick fix. Switching out the curtains for something ...
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My garden makeover: Terracing the slope with retaining timber planters

It's been a month since I last blogged about my garden, so I thought I'd share with you some of the changes we've made and what's next on the DIY ...
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How to give your little one’s nursery a future-proof makeover

If you are looking for inspiration for your baby’s nursery, it can be tricky to decide what theme nursery to go for, along with what to buy and make. Over ...
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6 Tips to keep your home secure when you go away on holiday

If you’re planning a holiday in the near future, today’s blog post is full of ideas for securing your home while you’re away. It can be a real headache if ...
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5 Ways to reduce heating costs during those ‘in-between’ months

Winter may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean you’re ready to fling open all the windows yet! There may still be a few more weeks of cold days (and ...
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6 Handy DIY tips to help you diagnose & fix a leaking shower yourself

A leaking shower is something no-one wants in their bathroom. It can be quite an inconvenience when the shower doesn't function as it should, so what can you do to ...
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Mid-century modern decor inspiration: Robin Day’s Leo ‘Bond’ Chair

If this chair feels familiar to you, you may have seen it somewhere before. In a film perhaps? Was a certain secret agent sitting in it with a glass of ...
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14 Days To A Tidy Home – how I got on with this fun cleaning challenge

Did you see my blog post about starting the 14 Days To A Tidy Home Challenge last week? I thought I'd share a quick update with you to let you ...
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Upcycling charity shop homewares into cute storage for my home office

If you want to kit out your home (or home office, like me!) with some gorgeous coordinating homewares but haven't got the budget to splash out on new items, why ...
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The 14 day tidy home challenge – get your home clean & clutter free in a fortnight

After an eager start in January with a KonMari wardrobe clear-out, my plans to get my home in order kind of fell by the wayside as the month sped by ...
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5 Things you can do to remodel your kitchen without overspending

The kitchen makes a big difference to your house. It's not only the 'heart of the home' where you want to enjoy cooking, socialising and relaxing, it's also a big ...
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3 ways to revamp what you already have to create a decor you love

If you've lived in your home for a considerable amount of time, you might be considering giving it a fresh new look. However, if you don't have the budget, you ...
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Framing art prints and posters for my monochrome bedroom

This blog post contains gifted items and affiliate links in pink text. Has the new year given you a burst of enthusiasm for getting your home organised? That's how I've ...
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4 Ways to boost the value of your home before renegotiating your mortgage

As a homeowner, there will inevitably be times when you need to renegotiate your mortgage. It could be that you want to get a more favourable interest rate after a ...
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Design research and inspiration for my garden ‘exterior decorating’ project

As you may have read in my blog post last week, I’m currently working on landscaping my garden. As such, my thoughts have turned to the finishes I want around ...
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4 Things you can do to refresh your bathroom without breaking the bank

Every now and again, most homeowners seek a change; something that will give a fresh new look to their home or a project that will reflect their changing needs or ...
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Three things that’ll get you motivated to revamp your home this year

Ready to spruce up your home this year? Great! Whether you're completely revamping a recently purchased property, preparing your home for a sale later in the year or adding a ...
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2019: The Year of the Garden (at least, it will be for us at Cassiefairy HQ!)

We're only three weeks into the new year and already there have been massive changes afoot at Cassiefairy HQ. We've been DIYing in earnest and I'm exhausted just thinking about ...
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Turn your bathroom into a home spa to help you relax into the year

Is is just me or is January always a crazy kind of month? No sooner are we back at work after the Christmas break and we're immediately being pulled in ...
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Dinosaur decor ideas plus inspirational tips for finding your passion

As we enter the new year, many of us have made a resolution to live a more positive and fulfilling life. But how do we do that when there is ...
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Guest post – 3 Things to look for when buying a holiday home

Many of us harbour dreams of one day buying our own holiday home. Not only can it be a treasured home away from home, a place to escape to when ...
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How to boost your personal savings throughout 2019 and beyond

If one of your new year's resolutions is to save more money, you've come to the right place! Not only will you find plenty of money-saving tips on my blog ...
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How to style a retro cocktail cabinet for your New Year’s Eve party

If you're planning a party for New Year's Eve, why not make it a retro one? Step back in time to the 70s and recreate the cocktail cabinet that all ...
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What are the best types of UK rental properties to invest in?

Investing in property for buy to let purposes can be an incredibly worthwhile and lucrative venture. The UK is one of the best places in the world for property investment, ...
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Snowy white Christmas bedroom decor + my DIY neon snowflake light

Fancy making your own neon snowflake light to decorate your home for Christmas? I've shared the full DIY project along with photos of my own minimalist snowy white festive bedroom ...
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Three surefire ways to boost the appeal of your rental property

If you've got a rental property there are so many ways that you can make it feel cosy and homely, especially at this time of year, and with the help ...
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How to DIY a space-saving Christmas tree with copper pipe & pallet wood

If you haven’t got a Christmas tree or simply can’t fit one into your home, this DIY copper-pipe tree is a great slimline option. You can make it yourself using ...
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Beginners guide to buying-to-let – what you need to know before you invest

For many people who want to invest in property, a buy to let mortgage is a good option, allowing them to borrow the money they need for their property investment ...
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