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
On Tuesday 10 November the North East’s Bloggerati (if that’s a word) gathered at Bonbar in Newcastle for the North East Blogger Awards. Hosted by OPR, the aim is to celebrate the blogging talents in the North East I was very humbled to be shortlisted in two categories, Homes and Interiors, and the big one, … More Blogger of the Year!! WOW!
Vintage fairs tend to be full of fabulous fashion, beautiful accessories and the most well-dressed fashionistas in town. As my blog is all about homewares, upcycling and interior design, when I was asked to go along to the LouLou Vintage Fair in Newcastle last month I was a bit sceptical about the amount of homewares there … More Vintage fairs and homewares – a review
To mis-quote a famous campaign, ‘orange is for life not just for Halloween’. At this time of the year my social media timelines are full of halloween costumes, pumpkins, creative party ideas and everything is either (fake) blood stained or orange. Last year I posted about our pumpkin efforts, not the best, but we had fun … More Orange isn’t just for Halloween
I’ve figured out where it all began, this love I have for interiors, revamping and upcycling. It began when I bought my first home 17 years ago, (I must have only been around 10 at the time as I’m definitely not that old 😝). A new magazine came out at the same time we were … More One flat, one magazine and one blue chair
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
Around ten months ago I wrote about being unhappy at work, quitting my job and grabbing life by the balls. My mid-life crisis officially began in January, if you haven’t read this post you can read it here. (New beginnings, steel toe caps and no more tears) This year has been unpredictable, exciting, hard work, and so much fun. … More Life after quitting
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