Interiors

Interiors
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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Raspberry Flavoured Windows - The Shop

How to Clean A sheepskin Rug – The Ultimate guide

Long, long ago, many moons before sheepskins ever became popular again as rugs I had to learn how to clean them. Owning a horse comes with the benefits (or not) of keeping your kit clean. One of these items that not only cost a small fortune but are much needed are sheepskin numnahs. Sitting underneath the saddle their benefits are twofold. Firstly they make wearing a saddle more comfortable for the horse. And secondly they keep the underneath of the saddle clean. Now sheepskin numnahs are not cheap, they are an investment and as such you need to know how ...
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Raspberry Flavoured Windows Limited Edition Art

Raspberry Flavoured Windows – The Shop

Hello lovelies, can you hear the fanfare playing in the background? No! How about the drum roll? No?? Surely you can. I'm letting you into a little secret, guess what? Yep, that's right. The clue is in the title. I'm only launching a THE shop here on Raspberry Flavoured Windows! Eeekkkkk! Please be gentle with me. Well currently it's more like a single product but hey, from small acorns and all that ...
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How Easy Is It To Install DIY Shutters

How Easy Is It To Install DIY Shutters

Who knew DIY shutters were a thing? I've always wanted shutters for youngest RFW's bedroom but always thought them to be way out of my budget. They would enable him to control the amount of light coming into his room and thus balance his sensory needs in an instant. Being autistic sometimes he will crave bright light and sometimes darkness. Shutters are most definitely the answer as well as the perfect finishing touch to his sensory bedroom. You can imagine then just how happy I am that The Shutter Store kindly agreed to work with me to finish this project ...
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marble and limestone steps after polishing

how to bring old limestone or marble back to life

Anyone who has renovated an old house previously will know that even when you think you've finished you haven't really. Sorry to those of you currently renovating. The truth is old buildings require constant care, for me that's why I love them. Taking care of a period property to me is similar to doing your best to look after the environment. Just as I want the planet to be there for future generations I would like the heritage that comes from our homes to be there also. During the Summer months I always turn to the outside jobs and one ...
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How to repoint a stone wall

How to repoint a stone wall

If you follow me on Instagram you will probable already know that I have spent the last couple of weeks repointing our boundary wall. We are lucky to have it in one respect. It's beautiful and covers our entire boundary. Having a walled garden is the best. The down side though is the maintenance required to keep it in tip top condition. And it's our wall so I'm responsible for the upkeep of both sides. A few people have asked for this post on how to repoint a stone wall because theirs are falling into disrepair too. It's actually not ...
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My Landing

My Plans for a Glam Man Cave Bedroom

Way back at the beginning of this year I created 2 posts. Both were wish lists for the things I'd like to achieve with the house. A bit like a decorating New Years resolution list. One list is for all the boring practical things that need doing. The other for the more exciting decorating and faffing. I'm secretly so happy that I wrote these posts as I've been going back to them to tick them off and link them to posts as I go along. And actually I've given myself a pat on the back too, I didn't realise I ...
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Making the most of a small bedroom

Making The Most Of A Small Bedroom

If like me you have one bedroom that is so tiny you can barely swing a cat in it then this is the post for you. Having a four bedroomed home and three children means what was once the nursery is now the home of youngest RFW. Who  at approaching 17 is also six foot two and still growing. So when it became time to redecorate his bedroom you can imagine the design dilemmas it gave me. Making the most of a small bedroom though is not as hard as you think. Here's ?? ways to make the space feel ...
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