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
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 I show you how to get a shabby chic finish on an out-of-date table.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
There has been a shift in wedding styles in the last ten years. No longer the sole domain of church service followed with a hotel function room, we find ourselves guests at barns, farm buildings, entire restaurant takeovers, gardens, quirky historical buildings and even empty castle ruins. Couples are getting creative with their wedding decor … More Five ways to use chalkboard paint at your wedding
I find wreaths odd. For me they represent funerals. Looking back, I’d say that nearly all of the funerals have been to have taken place in the run up to Christmas or just into the New Year. Cold, bleak and sad. Until now I’ve always had a shiver run down my spine when I see wreath and never understood why … More Wreaths – funerals or Christmas?
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
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