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Repairing Rotten Windows

How To Repair A Rotten Window

As part of operation improve the kerb appeal of my home, I thought let's strip the paint off the window sill, because that's a good idea! Why of why did I say that?? It turns out that in places the only thing keeping my rotted windows held together is in fact the paint! Removing over 120 years of built up paint was the least of my worries. Beneath what looks like in tact paint was rot! And lots of it too. So after my initial WTF expletives of which there were many. I dug deep telling myself that this is ...
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Home Inspiration With Schneider Electric

Dark Paint Dark Walls Should I go for it?

My home has been many colours over the years. We've been light and minimal (hated that and blame the husband). We've also been Laura Ashley circa 1990's (better but still not me). And dark but colourful, thinks reds, greens and navys. But that's the great thing about decorating our homes. It's an extension of our personalities. And whilst some aspects of our personalities remain constant others ebb and flow. And one of those that changes is our taste in clothing, colours and decor. For me the question of dark paint dark walls should I go for it? Came as a ...
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Home Inspiration With Schneider Electric

Home Inspiration With Schneider Electric

This post is sponsored by Schneider Electric. Well April is upon us and with it comes the season of DIY. As the warmer weather approaches we do need a bit of sunshine right now, our nation of DIYers traditionally make a start on home improvements from the Easter Bank Holiday onwards. So with a nod to being sensible, because we don't want to add extra workload onto the our doctors and nurses let's use our extra time at home for the better. Let's make those small changes. Or make plans for the bigger ones. Not only to make our homes ...
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A garden room transformation by raspberry flavoured windows

A Garden Room Transformation

One thing I love about my job as an E Interior Designer is not only creating a design but getting to see 'the After' pictures too. When an email pings into my inbox and I know it has pictures attached it's like all my Christmases have arrived at once. This was certainly the case with a recent garden room transformation. Now when it comes to gardens and green things I am not normally one to go for when it comes to design. But this is quite different, it's the most amazing space built at the end of a garden. A ...
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restoring a cast iron fireplace after winter

Restoring A Cast Iron Fireplace After Winter

Well Spring is the air and winter is finally behind us. The days are getting warmer and the daffs are sprouting as though there's no tomorrow. The sun filters in through our windows and we look around aghast at the many cobwebs adorning our ceilings that we hadn't even realised were there. I mean how exactly do they get there undetected? And so the mammoth Spring clean begins. And with that my thoughts always turn to our sitting room fireplace. The workhorse that keeps us warm through winter now looks forlorn and uncared for. So let me walk you through ...
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Adding a metallic liner to a lampshade

Adding a metallic lining to lampshades

Ever wanting to get that luxe look on a budget I tend to buy at the cheaper end of the market or in the sales which can make life a little difficult to be honest. For instance I found a lovely pair of lamps a couple of years ago in the sale at Debenhams that sit in my living room. An absolute bargain at Β£35 each, the bases were super quality but sadly the shades let them down. They're a mock silk (yuck) and a pale grey (not a colour that says wow, I'm expensive). For a while now these ...
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Samsung RS8000 American Fridge Freezer

My Top 10 Rules For A Perfect Fridge

This post is sponsored by Samsung Home Appliances. Today more than any other time we need to take care of our fridges and freezers. We need them to work hard for us, keeping our food as fresh as possible for as long as possible. So if you are struggling with soggy cucumber in your crisper. Or Have that odd corner in the fridge that freezes whatever you put there this post is for you. Perhaps you are unsure how to clean it? Or maybe what the ideal temperature should be. I have it all covered for you here in this ...
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How To make an envelope cushion

how to make an envelope cushion

Cushions! We all love them. They are the finishing touch to a room. Adding not only comfort but texture. They somehow bring a scheme together. And make a room feel finished. But what if, like me, you don't have an endless budget to achieve the look that's in your head? It's much cheaper to make your own. Fabric can be bought very cheaply on the internet. And you can often pick up an off cut of designer fabric on Ebay large enough to make a cushion for a fraction of the cost from the manufacturer. So today I'm showing you ...
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DIY Chrismas Fireplace Garland

DIY Christmas Fireplace Garland

POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS. Now you all know by now that I firstly love making stuff for my home. And secondly am always on a budget and so when Christmas comes around I have to think outside of the box when it comes to my decorations. I love all the fireplace garlands I see on Instagram but they are normally way out of my budget. I mean people seem to spend hundreds of pounds on them whether real or faux. So I'm going to share with you how I create my DIY Christmas fireplace garland (actually I made 2) dress ...
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How To Dress An Artificial Christmas Tree Like A Pro

How To Dress An Artificial Christmas Tree Like A Pro

No, not that kind of pro! I've had a few interesting jobs in my time but that was not one of them! In fact one of my favourite jobs was seasonal. Living quite close to Torquay, known affectionately as the 'Turkey and Tinsel' town I used to dress hotels professionally for Christmas. So for 2-3 weeks in November we would decorate trees, bedeck the halls and generally faff to our hearts content. And get paid for it!! I think now, in reflection that's why I love decorating my home for the festive season. So I thought I'd share with you ...
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