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What Shade of grey paint should I use

This post contains affiliate links. One of the questions I get asked most of all is does your house feel dark? The answer is not at all. And the second question is what shade of grey paint should I use? And although the first question is an easy one to ask. The second is all together rather more complicated. And so I thought what better subject to devote a blog post to. Grey is a much more complicated colour than many others. And technically I'm not sure you can truly classify it as a colour. To term it correctly it ...
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Cricut Explore Air 2 - Raspberry Flavoured Windows

Stencilling a Floor With Cricut

This post is sponsored by Cricut. As part of my 'Outhouse' (henceforth known as the She Shed) makeover I knew that the final piece of the jigsaw that is the design was the floor. But what to do with it?? It's made up of two different slabs of concrete. One newer and smooth. The other old and pitted. And where the two meet there's a crack that runs the length of the room. The ideal answer would be tiling. But A. The floor isn't level and so would require small tiles or digging down and levelling. And B. This is ...
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How To Paint A Front Door

My 2021 Wish List

Back in 2019 I started on what I hoped would be a yearly post called my Wish List. A. Because I love lists! B. Because I tend to have an ever growing amount of things I drool over and yet cannot afford. And C. Having the list galvanises me into action. And then well the shit show that is and was 2020 hit us. And my only wish was that we all got through the hell and came out the other side. Wishing for things for my home somehow felt very first world problems. But now, I feel and hope ...
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Cafe Wall Sign Art

raised wooden letter DIY wall sign art

The outhouse is coming along nicely now. The walls are done. The windows are all looking pretty, even the one I had to reglaze. And the furniture has all been upcycled. And now with only the floor left to do (I'm planning something quite special for that) it just leaves me with the styling up and faffing to do. Which let's face it is always the best bit. The bit where the actual design you had in your head becomes a reality. And as my design is inspired by the Gran Caffe culture of Italy I though it would be ...
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How To Upcycle A Mid Century Dining Chair

How To Upcycle A Mid Century Dining Chair

As part of operation renovate the outhouse into a liveable space you'll know that so far I have in no particular order........ Rendered the walls. Re pointed the stone wall. Fixed the leaking roof. Fallen through the leaking roof! And reglazed the sash window. This leaves two things as yet to do. Finish off the floor, more on that another time. And finding a couple of chairs and a table for morning coffee or for late night drinks. I have been stalking Facebook Marketplace for weeks now. But everything I like goes in seconds, is too expensive or too far ...
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How To Reglaze A Sash Window

How to reglaze a sash window

If like me you are a do it yourself kind of person then at some point you will come across a window that either needs reglazing or the putty replacing at the very least. The window I'm working on today is a sash but to be honest the principle of glazing is the same whatever type of window it is. One of the panes of glass in my back sitting was cracked. Not too badly thankfully and I've managed with it for years. But the other day whilst doing up my outhouses the window frame took a bang. And what ...
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Modern Maximalist Sitting Room

Modern Maximalist Sitting Room

OK, I'll admit it. My name is Rachel and I'm a fabric addict. I loveeeeee fabric. Doesn't matter what kind, silk, linen, velvet........ But it does have to feel and look wonderful. In fact I am soooooo particular about fabrics that there are hardly any soft furnishings in my home. I am that picky! It has to pass the staring at it for hours test. The move it around the room in at least 37 million different places test. And it has to pass the caressing the cheek test. I know. I'm weird like that! My point being that whilst ...
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SMALL TEENAGERS BEDROOM REVEAL

My Interior Design Trend Predictions For 2021

Well 2021 is well and truly here and with it comes hope. But also I think a new way of looking at the world around us. And how we interact with it. Not only with other people but on a multi sensory level too. We've changed our eating habits. How we exercise. Where we work and who we see amongst a myriad of other things. But what's in store for us interior design junkies? What does 2021 hold for us? Well with manufacturing down and global movement problematic not to mention Brexit I think this year may finally be the ...
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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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