It seems like there are so many rules about colour, especially in fashion and interiors. Who decided that blue and green should never be seen? Or that you can’t put red with green and purple? Colour inspiration is everywhere with nature being the most inspiring for me. Nothing clashes in nature. Pink flowers next to … More Colours don’t clash in nature
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
Luxury and small budgets don’t always go hand in hand, you usually have to sacrifice one of them to get the other. Both in our homes and leisure time we all yearn for a little bit of luxury, but our hard earned cash usually goes on essentials first with life’s little luxuries at the bottom of … More Hotels – boutique, budget or both?
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 I show you how to get a shabby chic finish on an out-of-date table.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
A year ago I gave up the commute and started working from home. I love the flexibilty this offers me, although some of my initial ideas were somewhat deluded. I had visions of keeping on top of housework during lunch breaks, trips to the gym or going for a run when I had a spare hour… the reality is my … More Give up thy daily commute
I’m a big fan of skips and the treasures they can hold. I’m always amazed by the things people sometime throw away. I’m okay with it if it’s genuine rubbish, beyond repair or just too far gone to rescue, but some things are still in perfect working order or just need a bit of TLC … More Cable reel play table
My old kitchen table was a small Formica one given to me by a friend. The top was way too small, so I made a bigger one out of mdf that sat on the top. I kept this table covered with a table cloth for around 9 years. It’s amazing what you just live with … More The painted table
Let’s face it we all own something from Ikea in our homes. We’ve all still got useful furniture that we can’t bear to throw out but it really doesn’t go with our current home style. It’s so easy to update ikea furniture and not so expensive that you should feel bad about updating it. I’ve had this … More Quick Weekend Fix – Ikea Hack