How I revamped a lampshade with Chalk Paint

I’m a fan of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint as you will know from some of my earlier posts.  I’ve used it very recently to makeover my TV cabinet, chests of drawers, and even beams and bannisters in my friend’s cottage.  It’s such a versatile paint and I’ve used it for some other things, including dying […]

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Home Selling – How to style and stage your home on a small budget

I wanted to share my recent experience of how I staged and styled a client’s home for under £25 (yes, really!) to get the best from those all important estate agent photos that will be plastered on the interweb for ever more. I’m not saying I’m an expert on this, nor do I profess to […]

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How to create a bright and colourful garden deck or patio using paint

Regular readers to my blog will know that I’m a big fan of Annie Sloan paint.  I’ve used it on bannisters and ceiling beams, bedroom furniture, my TV Cabinet and I’ve even painted my lampshade (more to come on that in another post).  This time I decided to take my paint outside and brighten up the […]

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My TV Cabinet Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

If you seen some of my earlier posts about my painting escapades, here and here, you’ll know I’m a fan of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I’m a big fan mainly due to the ability to go straight in with minimal preparation, because that part is boring and I am lazy! During my living room makeover (see the […]

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How I restored a vintage side table

With the living room makeover finally in full force I was looking for a side table to go down the side of the sofa on Mr Wheel Chic Home’s side.  There’s not a lot of room there and so a narrow table with somewhere to store the laptop and magazines was something I started hunting […]

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Going for Colour – Living Room Moodboard

It’s been a challenge for me, redecorating the living room.  We’ve lived with the current set up that we inherited (3 white walls, 1 charcoal, nasty beige carpet) for 2.5 years and it’s time for a change. I’ve always had an interest and passion for decorating and interior styling, but this is the first room […]

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5 Tips on how to style a daybed

Daybeds are a great option for a smaller spare room or a kid’s bedroom but they always seem a little tricky to style.  I’ve had a play around with our spare room daybed from Ikea and wanted to share the results. We picked a daybed from Ikea that pulls out into a large double bed. […]

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Making gift tags from your Christmas cards

What to do with the pile of leftover Christmas cards once the tree is down and the decorations are packed away?  You can put them in the recycling bin, or take them to a local supermarket who recycles them for charity, or you could recycle them for yourself and make your own unique gift tags […]

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Quick & Easy Wall Art

There’s a few easy and inexpensive ways to put some great art on your wall that you can swap out easily as the mood takes you.   You can buy simple canvasses from an art shop and paint it a-la Rothko, or you can make a collage of photos or magazine pictures. Today I want […]

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Chalk Paint – Beams and Banisters

Recently I wrote a post on my friend’s home in Cornwall where we did a lovely cheap nautical makeover in the bedroom. The other makeover we did in this house was to update the beams in the living room and kitchen.  The house is a small fisherman’s cottage overlooking the sea and has beams in the ceiling […]

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