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
Your bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in your home, but can be one of the biggest expenses. It’s not a task many of us can take on ourselves, we need plumbers, plasterers, electricians and tilers. A simple refit with no redesigning can run into thousands without even trying. With the average spend of … More My Home: Bathroom on a budget
We’ve all made dens from blankets and dining chairs on rainy days when we were children, and if you’re a parent you’ve more than likely built these again with your own budding builders. I think we need to teach our children from an early age about recycling, repurposing, upcycling and the best way to do … More Who doesn’t love a den?
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
As you know I pretty much live and breathe upcycling and I really do love passing on hints and tips and giving people the confidence to give upcycling a go themselves. When I got the chance to run the ‘Introduction to Furniture Painting’ workshop with GWK Woodshed as part of Maker Faire UK’s Maker … More Furniture painting workshop with GWK Woodshed and Maker Faire UK
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