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 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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A massive new project for Cassiefairy ~ my vintage caravan

First and foremost, I'd like to welcome all the lovely new visitors from Creative Crafting's blog tour - I have been waiting for this day for a while now and I'm ...
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Weekend photos ~ a tasty afternoon treat

I thought I'd share a few photos of what I got up to last weekend because I was lucky enough to be treated to a day out at the seaside. After our lovely ...
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Time for a spring clean – in the summer…

When the sun comes out, my thoughts turn to the outside of my house. I love my garden, but don't really like getting dirty - so I'm more than happy ...
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Big Night In ~ Enjoy Gardenbury festival

This weekend I've been enjoying watching all the bands and soaking up the atmosphere of Glastonbury. But I'm not forking out for a ticket, I'm not travelling 200 miles and I'm not ...
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Interior design ~ making a modern statement in monochrome

Seeing as I've recently begun decorating my home, I've asked guest blogger Emily Wright to give us an insight into modern interior trends and share her tips for a monochrome ...
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My new sewing project – making roman blinds

I recently spotted a gorgeous lighthouse curtain fabric from the new Abakhan fabrics range online and I knew it would be perfect for my kitchen. I'm planning to decorate my kitchen with ...
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Vintage orange roses

My hubby brought home a bunch of stunning orange roses for me last week. I'd never seen orange roses before and they coordinate perfectly with my retro living room design, ...
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New school, new room ~ ideas for summer holiday decorating

If you've got little 'uns you'll probably be relieved that half term is now over and they are back in school for the summer term, but with the school year nearly over, the kids ...
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Frame your view

You may remember that a couple of weeks ago my lovely writer friend Anna Jones shared her top tips for storage solutions and helped me to kick start my spring cleaning ...
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Getting creative with storage space

I don't know about you, but when my house is untidy, I just can't relax. I don't mean that my home has to be in über-clean condition, but if there's mess covering ...
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Inspirations for my retro living room – vases & flowers

After putting up my retro pattern wallpaper, I thought I had nearly completed my retro 60s/70s-inspired living room, but I don't think I'll ever really be finished, especially when there are ...
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Mid-century Modern DIY – a very necessary draught excluder tutorial

With all this cold weather we've been having recently, there's been a sudden cold draught whipping through my house from the kitchen (why are kitchens always so cold?) so I needed ...
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Tuesday Shoesday – So many shoes, so little space!

If you love shoes the way that I love shoes, you'll be experiencing the same dilemma that I am. As the shoe 'collection' grows and the wardrobe stays the same ...
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Inspirations for a retro living room – more garish vintage storage!

You may remember this blog post that I wrote  when I found my first record box from the vintage vinyl fair at Southwold last year. I have never loved a record ...
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Inspirations for a retro living room – the wallpaper is finally up!

You may remember that I was contemplating a rather massive decision at the start of the year - which wallpaper to use to finish off my retro-inspired living room. Although ...
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Get that retro look in your bathroom… without taking a step back in time

Having nearly finished my retro-inspired makeover of my living, I am now looking at the other rooms in my home to see which needs attention next, and my out-dated bathroom ...
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Top tips for spring cleaning

In our part of the world winter tends to get too long and depressing. We can’t wait for spring to come, sun to shine and butterflies to start fluttering in ...
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Everyone needs a Quillow…

Back by popular demand, here's Lacey in Places to share the story of how a holiday two years ago led to one of her most random purchases to date – the ...
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How the correct interior design can increase your well-being

When you think of interior design, does it evoke thoughts of spiritual health or improved decision-making? This is exactly what a peaceful home can provide. Applying the general principle of ...
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Inspirations for a retro living-room: Wall coverings

I hope you remember that, for most of last year, I have been working on the decor of my living-room of my new home, and although its taken ages (due ...
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Guest post from Arcadian Home blog: Gorgeous girly spaces

Hello, everyone! It's Mari here from Arcadian Home blog, a wonderful place to find great home decor inspirations. I'm so excited to be visiting with you at CassieFairy today to share a ...
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Making a garden sculpture from ice – try it, its so easy!

All I can say is; 'bring on the snow'. This is because I have a plan in place ready for when the temperature drops to below freezing. I'm going to ...
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Retro board games – festive fun for all the family

I've been doing a mini-makeover on the living room of my new home this year and you may have spotted my previous blog posts about my retro-inspired interior design choices ...
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