I’m always harping on about finding inspiration and materials everywhere, well on the school run every day I walk past a greengrocer, a butcher and a baker, unfortunately no candlestick maker though. I’d been coveting the greengrocers display boxes for a while and after deciding that shy bairns get nowt I asked if I could … More Upcycled vegetable crate table
My kitchen shelves were bulging under baskets, jars, boxes of flavoured teas, takeaway menus and let’s face it, just stuff. I’ve been wanting to get them organised for so long and finally got round to it. The result might just be one of the quickest and easiest storage updates I’ve ever done. I emptied all … More Chalkboard storage labels
I don’t know about everyone else, but whenever we go to the park my son insists on collecting twigs, sticks and occasionally whole tree branches. He, of course, needs these so badly we have to load them into the boot and find a home for them. They become wands, light sabres, walking sticks and the … More Virtually free, upcycled picture hanging
So… this is my first little YouTube How to video! Enjoy and be kind. I show you how to get a shabby chic finish on an out-of-date table. You will need: Rust-oleum Chalky Funish furniture paint – I used chalk white, you can get the full range from Homebase in the UK. Rust-oleum clear furniture … More How to paint shabby chic with Rust-oleum
Christmas takes on a new lease of life when you have children, the excitement starts when the advent calendar makes an appearance in our house. The countdown begins when you’re allowed chocolate before breakfast. Choosing the tree is next and we’ve always gone for the real thing, the annual trip to Chopwell Woods to choose … More Oh Christmas Tree…
I find wreaths odd. For me they represent funerals. Looking back, I’d say that nearly all of the funerals have been to have taken place in the run up to Christmas or just into the New Year. Cold, bleak and sad. Until now I’ve always had a shiver run down my spine when I see wreath and never understood why … More Wreaths – funerals or Christmas?
I’ve been exploring upcycled Christmas baubles and ways to turn old ones into lovely new ones. You can use old baubles that have lived in the dusty corner of the loft for years, let’s face it we all have those, or I’ve found that charity shops and thrift stores often have a huge selection to … More A load of old baubles
We’ve all got cardboard boxes lying around somewhere in the loft or the garage, why not put them to good use instead of putting them out for recycling or to the tip. You may have seen the smaller cardboard letters wrapped in wool I created for the blogger challenge for the Festival of Thrift, well … More Quick Weekend Fix – Giant decorative letters