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
With interest rates at a new low, it’s a great time to get on the property ladder. There are some fantastic deals to be had for first-time buyers that don’t require a huge deposit. The higher the deposit you have saved up, the lower the interest rate will be so it pays to put as … More Thrifty tips for First-time Buyers