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…

Dream a little dream ~ for the little ones

With all the attention I've been lavishing on my bedroom during the sleep challenge combined with the interior design ideas I've been researching for bedrooms, I thought I would write ...
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Dream a little dream ~ It’s like sleeping on a cloud

This is something that my husband and I have said to each other on more than one occasion over the week since I fitted a mattress topper to our bed ...
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My vintage caravan ~ somewhere to iron my sewing projects

So on this wet Wednesday morning, what better to chat to you about than my new ironing board. Honestly, it's a much more interesting topic than you'd think! I needed to ...
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Dream a little dream ~ A complete blackout

Earlier this week I mentioned that I'm getting involved in a sleep challenge - sound's like the best challenge ever, doesn't it?! Well I started by putting up roman blinds ...
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Dream a little dream ~ a sleep challenge

Sounds like my favourite type of challenge. A challenge to sleep. Brilliant. In fact, when I first heard about Dunelm's sleep challenge, I couldn't believe it and thought that it must ...
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Dream a little dream… of a bedroom makeover!

I don't know what it is about this time of year but I always seem to look around the house in October/November time and start dreaming about the possibilities for ...
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My bonfire night photos as promised!

Just a quick post this afternoon to share my photos from bonfire night as promised in last week's post! The plan on 'actual' bonfire night was to build a small ...
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Autumn colour trend ~ blush pink

Today I wanted to share another hot colour trend with you for autumn. We are well and truly into the autumn season and it's about time that we took influence ...
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My little vintage caravan project ~ Pull yourself together

Patient: "Doctor, doctor, I feel like a pair of curtains", Doctor: "Pull yourself together". So today I'm sharing my latest sewing achievement in my little vintage caravan project - I've made ...
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Dark, damp mornings – and that’s just my windows

I've got a bee in my bonnet about about damp and condensation. It's at this time of year that I start scratching my head and wondering how a home that is so ...
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Harvest decorations in my home

Over the weekend I went for a lovely chilly walk with my hubby and collected a few bits and pieces for my harvest display. I'd planned to decorate my home ...
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My retro living room – lovely autumnal fruit bowl

It's raining. It's cold. The mornings are dark. And there is condensation on my windows. Yes, I think I can officially claim that it is autumn. I know I've been ...
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My little vintage caravan project ~ the first thing I’ve made in my new sewing room

This is a big moment for me - I'm sharing the first sewing project I've done in my little vintage caravan after starting the project to makeover the old retro ...
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Workshop number 2

If you've been reading my blog over the past few weeks you won't have been able to miss the fact that I'm currently renovating an old caravan. I'm painstakingly replacing ...
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My little vintage caravan project ~ Oilcloth table

This week I have made great inroads into using the caravan for its intended purpose as a workshop space - I have made a table. This is my version of ...
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New interiors trend ~ Decorating your home for Autumn

When the leaves begin changing and the pumpkins start arriving in the stores it can only mean one thing: it’s time to start decorating your home for Autumn - or ...
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Brightening up your home with flowers – top tips from Great British Florist

 In the past home decoration was for the very rich, and most people kept to the styles of the day (hence the 60’s style we cringe over or hopelessly reminisce ...
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My little vintage caravan project ~ take a seat

I've finally started what I was most looking forward to doing with my little vintage caravan project - creating a lovely place to sit. Yes, it's soft furnishings time! I've spent ...
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My retro living room ~ adding a little sunshine for autumn

Just a quick photo today of the lovely bunch of sunflowers that hubby brought home for us this weekend. These bright yellow sunflower heads bring a much-needed injection of sunshine into our retro ...
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My little vintage caravan project ~ Fabric inspirations

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a little while will know that a few months ago I bought a caravan! While she may not have been ...
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My little vintage caravan project ~ All the trimmings

Okay this might not be the most interesting subject of a blog post, but it is part of my vintage caravan makeover, so I've snapped some photos of the window trim being ...
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My little vintage caravan project ~ Floored or flawed?

You may have noticed in my last blog post about the caravan that there was a roll of carpet plonked in the middle of my seating area. And the even-more ...
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My little vintage caravan project ~ Sprucing up the woodwork

It was such a shame that so much of the caravan interior was is such disrepair that it had to be removed. I've been looking at other vintage caravans on Pinterest and ...
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My little vintage caravan – DIY patchwork walls

I've decided to go for a little 'design feature' on one of the walls of my little caravan. I want to wallpaper one wall to create a feature wall, so ...
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Retro living room inspirations ~ lighting

If you’ve been following my interior design series for my mid-century modern living room over the past few months, you’ll know how keen I am on retro design and how ...
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My little vintage caravan project ~ Ice cream colours

This week I've moved on to the interior of the caravan and I've cracked open a few old tins of paint from the garage to see what colours I already ...
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Creating the perfect retro look for your living room

If you’re looking to create a welcoming, stylish and homely look in your living room, giving your home décor a retro twist is a great place to start. The versatility ...
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Interior inspirations ~ Mixing modern with vintage

The phrase 'vintage modern' has been floating around the vernacular for the last few years, but what exactly does it mean?  It is basically the combination of both modern and ...
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My little vintage caravan project ~ A fresh start with a new look

If you've not already read about my new caravan workshop project, please have a read of how I came across my little caravan (and all about clearing it out in preparation ...
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My little vintage caravan project ~ Clearing out the old…

I am starting my new caravan makeover project with a clear out. If you didn't see my first blog post about my new caravan please read back over my blog ...
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