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DREAMING OF A NEW DINING ROOM WITH JULIETTES INTERIORS

Dreaming Of A New Dining Room With Juliettes Interiors

This post is sponsored by Juliettes Interiors. As we hurtle head first into Autumn it got me thinking. Just what am I going to do to keep myself busy over the colder months. I certainly don't have enough DIY tasks to keep me busy for the next 6 months that's for sure or the budget if I'm honest. And then an email from Juliettes Interiors dropped into my inbox presenting me with a design challenge to create a dining room mood board. Well obviously I'm up for that. In fact I might make it a regular feature as the winter ...
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DIY Gold Leaf Planters

After Spending what felt like months improving the kerb appeal of the front of the house it's time to start on the back. The dreaded area that is my back garden. Now I have always said that I would never share my back garden. To say it needs tending is rather an under statement. I mean I have dandelions and bare patches of earth where there should be a lawn. I have more dandelions a plenty coming up through the patio. Three outhouses and a lean to that are falling down. And a back door hanging off! So rather than ...
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How To Make A Cheap Easy DIY Garden Bench

How To Make A Cheap Easy DIY Garden Bench

My garden as you know, needs tending. And that's an understatement! Having spent almost 10 weeks working on the front of the house at the start of lockdown it's time to tackle the inevitable that is our back garden. It can no longer be ignored. But with such a dump to transform at first I didn't know where to start. I was overwhelmed. And so I started with the smallest area there was. A tiny patio area by the outside tap. With a plan in my head to re create a street cafe vibe in Naples. Ever on a budget ...
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The Best Brand Of Paint For Kitchen Cabinets

National Home Improvement Month with Schneider Electric

This post is sponsored by Schneider Electric. Well what a year we've had so far though it seems that many of us are using the extra time on our hands and putting it to good use. Millions of us are getting to grips with DIYs and making home improvements. Our homes are working harder than ever for us and it seems we are doing the same for them in return. In fact a detailed report in the Property Reporter says at least one in ten of us has cracked on with a DIY job or two in the last few ...
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ufurnish A Totally New Way To Shop

This post is sponsored by ufurnish. What if I told you there was a new way to shop for furniture? No really. A totally unique way that allows you to find and compare all that is home decor. All in one place. And from over 100 retailers, big and small. From High Street giants to smaller independents like John Lewis, Dunelm and Grace & Grey all in one place for the first time. In a recent survey 74% of people taking part said they find furniture shopping frustrating. Trawling the internet to find the best buy for your bucks is ...
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Make Supermarket Basil Last Longer

How To Make Supermarket Basil Last Longer

Contains Gifted Item. Now anybody that knows me will almost certainly know that I am a self confessed serial plant killer. I try so hard to keep them alive. I have no idea how I manage it but ultimately on the whole they die. Usually within a couple of weeks. You may also know/not know my love of all things Italian. The country, the language, the effortless style of the population and OMG, the food. From pizza to pasta, risotto and everything in between. I would quite happily only eat Italian food for the rest of my life. So you ...
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Kerb Appeal - 10 Ways to Improve the Appearance of Your Home

Kerb Appeal – 10 Ways to Improve the Appearance of Your Home

Kerb Appeal - 10 Ways to Improve the Appearance of Your Home. The common saying, 'Don't judge a book by it's cover' cannot be said of our homes. The one thing we definitely do when house hunting is make a decision almost instantly based on the outside of a property. How a house looks from the outside not only tends to let us know how well looked after it is but it also gives clues to the inside and its treasures. Kerb appeal coined by many an estate agent over the years isn't something mythical or unobtainable. If you follow ...
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HOW TO POT A FAUX TREE

How To Pot A Faux Tree

Post contains gifted items. As part of 'Operation Improve The Kerb Appeal', and my recent front door makeover I knew that I needed greenery as the final finishing flourish. Greenery softens the edges of a front door making it so much more inviting doesn't it. My dilemma though was do I go real, or do I go faux?  Anyone that knows me well knows I'm rubbish with anything green. The thought of going down the alive route scares the pants off me!  So you can only imagine my relief at no longer having to procrastinate when Blooming Artificial came to ...
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Restore Block Pavers

Restoring A Block Paved Driveway

Part of my 2020 wishlist is to improve the kerb appeal of my home. It looks dated. So after spending time repointing all our old Devon stone walls. Which by the way has taken nearly two years to complete factoring in the weather! I am now turning my attention to the front of the house with the aim of improving my homes kerb appeal. To be honest it needs it too. I've left all those little tasks far too long. Having painted the front door I'm onto cleaning our driveway. At 23 years old it's lost its colour. And has ...
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How To Paint A front Door in the Right Order

How to Paint a Panelled Front Door For A Perfect Finish

Post contains gifted items. Built in 1894 our home needs some outdoor attention every five years or so. Last summer though it quickly became apparent that after living here nearly 23 years some big DIY's need adding to the ever growing to do list. The front bay windows are looking sad and the paint has bubbled in places, the roof above them is leaking into the dining room, the Devon stone boundary wall (I made a start on repointing this last year) is falling down in places  and the front door is cracked and looking rather less than glamorous. So ...
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