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Welcome to the journey that is my kitchen! It’s transformation from a dull and dreary eyesore to ‘my god I can’t believe it’s the same room’ is all here in this section. If you’d like to read more about it you can find it on Apartment Therapy too.

Follows this rooms transformation from start to finish. From how to paint kitchen cupboards to replacing sash window cords, I did it all myself. I’ll share all my DIY hints and tips with you. And show that you can use dark colours in a small area too!

My Kitchen

Mini Kitchen Revamp

Mini Kitchen Revamp With Cult Furniture

Hello, my name is Rachel and I am a serial decorator. There, I said it! I get well stressed when I go more than a couple of weeks without any creative outlet. I become impossible to live with in fact! That said, I am always on a budget and so buying new things for the sake of buying new things is never an option for me. Even if I was lucky enough to be in that position I wouldn’t buy, buy, buy anyway. It’s just not me. When I do redecorate a room I always have to look at a the larger picture. I tend to get the bones of a room in place then tackle one area at a time with mini makeovers until the room is complete. This time I’m tackling our breakfast bar area as part of a mini kitchen revamp which Cult Furniture have very kindly helped me with. Continue Reading…

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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…

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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…

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The Best Brand Of Paint For Kitchen Cabinets

The Best Brand Of Paint For Kitchen Cabinets

Way before I started decorating my kitchen, even before I started a Pinterest Board for inspiration I was researching paint. Since I started Raspberry Flavoured Windows obsessing is an understatement. You see, I knew I wanted to paint my very tired looking kitchen cabinets. But I was so afraid the paint would chip or peal off. After all if you’re going to spend all that time and effort painting you certainly don’t want it to look tatty again within a matter of weeks. So for months I sat at my laptop searching paints brands. I wanted the paint the top companies use not your normal off the shelf make. And wow, it was hard to track down. Like a best kept professional secret that us DIYer’s were not allowed in on. So what is the best brand of paint for kitchen cabinets I hear you ask? Continue Reading…

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How To Replace Sash Window Cords

How To Replace Sash Window Cords

Chances are if you live in an old house like me you have sash windows. Yes, they are stunning to look at and lovely to use (when they work). But on the flip side they are drafty, particularly in winter! And at some point the sash cords will break like this one from my kitchen! Now we are lead to believe that sash windows are the devil when it comes to repairing them. Nothing could be further than the truth. Once you understand how they work it’s actually quite a simple task for someone with a little DIY knowledge. So let’s get to it and take a look at how to replace sash window cords shall we, after all I started this blog to share my knowledge with you all.

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