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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 Natural homemade remedies to stop bugs coming into your home

If you want to throw open your windows and doors to let some spring freshness in, here are a few natural, low-cost and cruelty-free remedies you can make at home ...
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Why choosing faux plants for your home is a great idea

If you want to bring the outside in without any mess or fuss, artificial plants are one of the best accessories you can add to your home to bring add ...
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How to DIY an alcove dressing table – the finished project

When space is tight and you don't have room for a dressing table in your bedroom, how about turning an alcove or cupboard into a built-in vanity space? Here's how ...
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My home office makeover – Alcove bookshelf

If you've got alcoves in your home, even the smallest space can be turned into a handy storage area. Here's how I added shelves to a corner of my home ...
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5 Quick kerb appeal ideas for your home

Here are some ideas to improve the kerb appeal of your home in order to increase your enjoyment of your new house, or to maximise the value when it comes ...
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How to lino-print fabric + my upcycled napkin project is in Reloved Magazine!

Ever fancied printing your own designs onto fabric? Well, that's exactly what I did for my latest project in Reloved magazine (with a little help from UnrulyPrint!)- here's how I ...
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5 Easy bathroom updates on a budget

Think you're stuck with your old, dingy bathroom until you have thousands of pounds to spend on a full remodel? That doesn't have to be the case! Even if you're ...
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Thrifty nursery makeover & DIY mountain wall mural

Remember when I shared a video on painting a mountain mural for a child's bedroom? Well today is the finished 'room tour' with all the little bits and bobs that ...
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DIY Marbled leather mouse mat + WIN a copy of “Make Yourself At Home”

This fun project will help you to customise your home office accessories in 5 easy steps... PLUS you can win a copy of Make Yourself At Home in my giveaway ...
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My Thrifty 50s Kitchen Renovation: The coolest lighting ever!

There have been some big changes in my kitchen this week and it's made a huge difference to the feel of the room. Yes, I've installed some new lighting and ...
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How to freshen up your rented apartment (without redecorating)

Wondering how to creatively decorate a rented apartment in a way that it looks fresh and stylish too? These tips will help you out ...
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My home office makeover – Desktop essentials

When you're running a business from home, what's the most important room to get right? Why, the office of course! Here are some of the desk essentials that I just ...
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5 Tips for turning your home into a minimalist haven

Did you know that living in a cluttered home might be increasing your stress levels? De-clutter both your home and your mind by following some simple design tips that'll make ...
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How to make mid-century modern bedside tables from an old chest of drawers

My minimalist bedside tables started life as a chest of drawers and a vintage planter. But with a bit of careful re-jigging, I managed to turn them into a matching ...
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My Thrifty 50s Kitchen Renovation: Windows, blinds and herbs

The latest phase of my kitchen makeover is tackling the windows so read on to see my attempt at DIY blind installation and how I've started my very own mini ...
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My blog is in the Top 30 DIY Blogs in the UK! + Valentine’s Day decor

FANTASTIC NEWS! I've just found out that My Thrifty Life is one of the Top 30 DIY blogs in the UK and I really can't believe my eyes..! ...
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How to organise & plan your house renovation

Trying to keep sane during a major home renovation can be tough! Staying organised is key to getting the work done on time and in budget - here's how ...
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DIY Upcycled toy storage unit & play table

I've been DIYing again this month and I've come up with a fun upcycling project to turn an old MDF shelving unit into a LEGO play table and toy store ...
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My Thrifty 50s Kitchen Renovation: A low-cost worktop & upcycled cupboards

Here's how I refreshed my kitchen with just a few tins of spray paint and a sparkling new worktop ...
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5 Ways to transform your garden on a budget

Spring is fast approaching and if your garden seems to be lacking lustre now is the perfect time to get started on those outdoor projects you’ve had in mind for ...
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How to add fine architectural features to your contemporary home

I love the architectural features of a period property, but it IS possible to put modern, minimalist features into a new-build home too. Read on to find out how to ...
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Budget DIY: How to save money on real wood flooring

If you're planning a house renovation, or simply want to add value to your home by redecorating a room with real wood flooring, it's possible to minimise costs with one ...
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5 Tips to make your next move more simple

Moving to a new location can be a hectic process if not planned well.  To help make the experience more pleasant, here are 5 tips that can help you out ...
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How to turn an alcove cupboard into a fitted dressing table

Today I’m sharing my DIY project to turn an alcove cupboard into a fitted dressing table, read on to find out the inspiration behind this makeover and to see how ...
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I’ve made the list of Top 100 Interior Design Bloggers! + some new year features

How's your January been? I've had a busy month so I thought I'd share some of my away-from-the-blog projects with you, including an article I wrote for Reloved magazine, and ...
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Hallways & Staircases – How to make the most of your space

Is your home full-to-bursting? Here are a few ideas to find some much-needed extra storage space in the areas you usually walk through...  ...
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What I learnt during my first year as a homeowner

I learnt some important lessons in home maintenance and property renovation during the first year of owning my own home so read on to find out what went well, and ...
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Guest post: What is the best food for your baby?

When your baby reaches six months old, you’ll probably start thinking about weaning her and introducing those first spoonfuls of food. Here are some hints and tips to make your ...
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5 Little-known disadvantages of renting your home

Today, an increasing number of families rent their homes from private landlords or agencies, by choice, or because they are unable to save up the deposit for a mortgage. I ...
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An update on my Kitchen makeover

I'm about to start work on my DIY kitchen makeover. I say 'makeover' rather than 'fitting' because we're keeping the kitchen units in place and are planning to give the ...
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