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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…

4 Tips to keep your home renovation on track

If you're planning a house renovation, being thrifty and creative are brilliant qualities to have when it comes to making changes to your home. Here's some advice to keep your ...
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How to make an upcycled bar cart for summer garden parties

If you're planning to entertain in your garden this summer, why not upcycle an old trolley into a handy bar cart or BBQ caddy - here's how I created my ...
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How to make your home the cosiest place on earth (all year round!)

If there is one thing a home should be, it’s cosy. But not just a so-so kind of cosy, it should be the best kind of cosy. Ever. Home should ...
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6 Plumbing problems to watch out for

Your home's plumbing can stop functioning for any number of reasons - and many of which I'd never considered until I bought my first house! Here are a few things ...
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Garden DIY: Upcycled pallet planter & patio privacy screen

When you've got a pile of pallets in your garden and a spare afternoon, what do you do? Why, make an upcycled patio planter and privacy screen, of course! Here's ...
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How to print your own tropical fabric & re-upholster a conservatory chair

If you've got an old chair that you want to re-cover but just can't find the fabric you want, how about printing your own? I've used iron-on transfers and added ...
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How to update your bathroom on a budget: Adding a shower & storage

Are you getting ready to renovate your bathroom? If you are looking to add more storage or find space for a shower, today's blog post is for you! ...
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Household DIY: How to improve your driveway on a budget

Your driveway is an essential and valuable part of your home. Having one gives you somewhere relatively safe to park your vehicle and prevents you from dealing with the stress ...
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Vintage kitchen accessories on a budget + giveaway to win a belly basket!

If you want to revamp your home on a tight budget here are some ways to shop savvy and get the best deals on retro homewares. Plus, you could be ...
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Bank Holiday DIY: How to make your home more energy efficient on a budget

Happy bank holiday Monday everyone! Are you doing some DIY today?? Want to minimise your energy bills while still keeping your home warm and bright? Here are a few ways ...
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Super-easy changes you can make to lower your household bills

If you want to reduce the running costs of your home and enjoy lower gas and electricity bills, here are four ways to save money quickly and easily ...
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Guest post: How much do home improvements add to the value of your house

Are you planning some home improvements? A new kitchen perhaps? Converting your loft? Adding a conservatory? Well, before you begin these huge DIY tasks, today's post will give you an ...
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How to make a DIY pallet bench for your garden

Ahh isn't it nice when the sun shines? Don't you just want to sit out in the garden and watch the world go by? Here are some ideas for making ...
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My quick kitchen updates that made a big difference

If you want to make a big change in your kitchen but don't have the time (or money!) to completely remodel the room, here are some quick updates you can ...
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5 Garden updates to improve your outdoor space this spring

There are some garden updates that every homeowner can benefit from and that's especially true if you’ve been neglecting your garden for a while. Here are 5 ideas to help ...
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My bathroom renovation: Shower enclosure solutions

Last week I wrote about my research into freestanding tubs with showers over them. Ever since we installed our new bathroom, I've been itching to use the shower, but finding ...
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How to add a sunny splash of colour to your home decor

If you want to keep the sunshine in your home all year round, here are some interior design tricks and gorgeous homewares that'll help you accessorise your rooms with a ...
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5 Expert tips for selling your house quickly

Ever wondered why some houses are barely on the market for a week when others hang around unsold for ages? Here are some tips to help you get your home ...
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How to recreate the dark flooring interior design trend on a budget

First it was dark walls, then it was dark kitchens and now the trend for all things dark has spread to flooring too. Here's how to get the look in ...
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5 Tips for keeping your home clean & tidy with kids

Keeping your home clean with kids in the house is one daunting task! But there are tips and techniques you can follow to keep your house tidy. Read on to ...
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How to DIY a copper pipe garment rack + interiors book giveaway

Today I'm sharing an impressive DIY project that transforms a pile of copper pipes into a freestanding wardrobe. It's a thrifty, minimalist way to organise your clothes and would look ...
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My bathroom renovation: How to fit a shower over a freestanding tub

When you've got a freestanding bath, it can be difficult to find a shower solution to fit. But you don't need to install a separate cubicle; today I'm sharing the ...
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4 Ways to create a calm and tranquil home

In today’s fast-paced and stressful world, coming home to a safe, comfortable, and peaceful sanctuary is important. Your abode should be a place where you can effectively rest and recharge ...
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My features this month + how to win some fabulous stationary

It's been a busy month here at Cassiefairy HQ so I wanted to share my latest articles with you. Plus I'm sharing the details of a fab competition to celebrate ...
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DIY Patterned bathroom cabinet upcycle

If you want to add a splash of colour and burst of pattern to your bathroom, my upcycled bathroom cabinet project is so easy to make. You can coordinate the ...
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How I decluttered after moving house with KonMari

One of my favourite reads of last year was Spark Joy by Marie Kondo. Much like her first book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, this book shares the KonMari method ...
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DIY upcycling project – 80s/90s neon splatter vinyl storage unit

Are you an LP enthusiast? Have you always been a collector, or are you new to the world of vinyl? If you need somewhere to store and play your records ...
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My thrifty 50s kitchen renovation: DIY Retro artwork (using tea towels)

This week's DIY project is a little different to my usual kitchen renovation posts; I'm turning some printed tea towels into framed art work for my kitchen alcove. Here's how ...
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Top 5 small garden improvements

A small garden doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish and functional. Working with what you’ve got, these easy improvements will make a big difference and help you maximise the usable ...
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Household DIY: What is joinery?

It is fair to say that wood is one of the best building materials you can use. But how can you use it to best effect when DIYing your home? Here are ...
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