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
I really do believe that everything you own for your home should have a story. Accessories you’ve collected on your travels, furniture you’ve inherited from grandparents, pieces from junk shops you’ve spent weekends scouring for or things you’ve rescued from skips. Add these to things you have bought just because you love them and your … More Well travelled storage
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 I show you how to get a shabby chic finish on an out-of-date table.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
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
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
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
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
Ok, so it might be autumn but there is still time to paint your garden furniture in this Indian Summer we’re having – well the weathermen tell us we are, so it must be true! I’ve had a bit of a Ronseal paint fuelled summer in the garden this year. I painted my decking in Ronseal … More Garden Paint – exactly what it says on the tin.