My Christmas tree is a collection of everything from the last 20 years and is now growing with handmade decorations made at school! Some people like to change their decorations yearly, they even have colour schemes! Oh to have a colour scheme, I try, then turn my back for a second and everything we’ve ever bought … More Baubles, Baubles, Baubles.
Marble is a huge trend at the moment in interiors from accessories to furniture, to huge expanses of marble flooring and tiles. It is, however, pretty pricey so I tested out a couple of techniques to help you recreate the look with a bit of paint and creativity. images sourced from pinterest, view my board … More How to marble two ways
I recently joined forces with the Emmaus UK charity for National Recycle Week to help spread the word on recycling and upcycling. Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get themselves back on their feet again. Their communities across the UK work … More Upcycling with Emmaus UK for National Recycle Week
It’s awards time again and I had a lovely mystery person nominate my blog for the Amara Interior Blog Awards. Thank you whoever you are! These are the big ones for any self-respecting interiors blogger and I missed out on last years shortlist so I’d love to make the shortlist this year. I’ve been nominated … More Amara Interior Blog Award Nominee
I’m a little bit – okay, a lot – excited about being shortlisted for the new Northern Blog Awards. The awards have been created to showcase the blogging talent that is outside of London and put us Northern bloggers on the map. There are some amazing blogs up for the awards so I’m feeling humbled to … More Northern Blog Awards Nominee
Whether you like it or not, the distressed paint look is still as popular as ever. However, shabby chic or the distressed look is moving away from the aged white and wood look, and instead we’re looking to brighter and bolder ways with colour in our homes. The key to any distressing is to make … More A bit of fake distressing
I love paint. There I’ve said it. I do think I have a little addiction to painting things, I love the sound of opening a new tin, the colour reveal when you lift the lid, testing it on different walls, trying out new techniques on furniture and playing with texture and effects. We often underestimate … More A little how-to round up with Rust-Oleum
For those of you who know me, you’ll know I’m not the biggest fan of fancy dress. The mere mention of it sends me into a panic and I usually end up ‘washing my hair’. For the past two years however I’ve had to embrace it for the sake of the kids. Two years ago I was helping … More Duck Tape Skeleton DIY
On a recent holiday to the North Yorkshire Dales we stumbled upon the White Rose Candles shop. It was actually on the list of things to do near Leyburn but to be honest it wasn’t top of our list. Don’t get me wrong I do like a nice candle but it wasn’t on my son’s … More Candles the old fashioned way.
Here’s a really quick revamp for a bathroom bin of all things! Once you’ve spent all your budget on fixtures and fittings there is often little left for accessories and the little details that can really bring a scheme together. Changing accessories can be expensive too so have a look at your existing things and … More Quick spray paint revamp