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
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
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
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?
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
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
In the first of a new series I thought I’d show you some quick revamping and upcycling ideas that you can do over the weekend. I’ve been wanting to do this one for a while and decided on my Friday lunch break to do it. Ok, so I work at home and I can easily … More Quick Weekend Fix