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Oh, hello! Welcome to my favourite pastime. I’m never happier than when I’m doing a spot of DIY! You name it, I’ve done it. Though that’s actually not true, as SirThomas Beecham once said ‘Try everything once except folk dancing and incest’!

On the DIY front though I have more or less tried everything. From plastering to tiling. Plumbing to electrics. Decorating, sewing, and more. You’ll find it all here.

DIY, Interior Design, Other Rooms

Small Teenagers Bedroom Reveal

Small Teenagers bedroom reveal After

If you’ve been following my Instagram Story’s or read the post on my design for youngest RFW’s bedroom you’ll know I’ve been a busy bee the last few weeks. Actually, before I go any further I should apologise for the lack of posting on Instagram. Or for that matter commenting too for the last week or so. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. But boy has this room makeover caused chaos in the rest of the house! Like epic mess!! Thankfully apart from a few little bits. And what feels like 742 tip runs the house is slowly getting back to normal. Well our normal anyway. And so I thought you might like to see my youngest teenagers small bedroom now it’s finished, ready for the reveal? Continue Reading…

DIY, My Bathroom, My Home

Updating Our Tiny Loo

Transforming My Tiny Loo

 

Aren’t houses funny things? We fall in love with bits and other parts just downright get on your nerves! It can’t be just me can it? I think mentally I bought our current house even before the front door was open. It’s the same shape as the houses you draw as a child. It has pair of bay windows and all it’s original fireplaces too. One of the things I didn’t like however was the bathroom and loo! Firstly they are separate, grrrr. The loo has no room for a sink. And the bathroom originally only had room for a bath and a sink. And because they weren’t next to each other there was absolutely no chance you could ever make one complete and functioning bathroom. The bathroom was our first port of call a few years ago and just recently I’ve been thinking about updating our tiny loo. Continue Reading…

DIY, How To's, My Kitchen

DIY Gold Leaf Wall Letters

DIY GOLD LEAF WALL LETTERS

Isn’t it really annoying when you have an awkward space and you just can’t find anything to fit it? Especially when it’s wall space? I mean art can be so expensive can’t it? Especially if you like it oversized and in your face like I do. So what do we do with these most annoying areas? The ones that taunt you every time you pass by? Whispering over and over at you how unloved they look. And equally your bank balance is yelling above the said whispering that it doesn’t care how much you need to get your post New Year creativity on. You bloody well can’t afford a shopping spree! And you’re already on beans and toast and value beans at that! This is exactly where I find myself with the area next to my kitchen bin. No one really sees it apart from me. But it’s an awkward space and not particularly attractive! I mean it’s where the bin lives and yet I always feel the space has more to offer. And then inspiration hit in the form of gold leaf wall letters, check out my DIY to create your own.  Continue Reading…

DIY

Choosing The Right Paint for The Job

Choosing The Right Paint for The Job

Now this might be an odd title for a post but bare with me. When I first started renovating houses I had absolutely no idea where to start. In the dim and distant past with no access to the internet I was a regular visitor to the small interior and DIY section at the local library. I mean obviously we can all wield a paint roller but what about choosing the right paint for the job. If you’re new to decorating it can be confusing and costly if you buy the wrong thing. So this post is aimed not at the seasoned DIYer. No, it’s here to help all those starting out with their first homes because what’s the point of having knowledge if you don’t share it. Continue Reading…

DIY, How To's, Interior Design, My Kitchen

How To Make Brass Kitchen Plinths

How To Make Brass Kitchen Plinths At Home

Every chasing glamour and sophistication in my interior design aspirations I was on the hunt for Brass Plinths for my kitchen makeover. Brass is really a show stopper in kitchen design with anything from splash backs to the cupboards being clad in it. My own plinths were looking extremely tatty and I knew that a pop of gold would help to lift my design. Too much brass and it would be garish, not enough and the result would be dark and dingy. So as always Google is my friend and I duly set about researching brass kick boards. And guess what? There was nothing. Absolutely nada out there. So the only way forwards was to make my own. Here’s how to make brass kitchen plinths yourself. Continue Reading…