Painting the kitchen tiles

We moved into our 50’s bungalow in December 2014 and luckily for us, the kitchen is fairly new, having been extended into a large L shape by previous owners, newly fitted at the same time, so it’s probably about 5 or so years old. It’s white and fairly innoffensive.  There’s lots of storage cupboards, under […]

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How to make your bathroom accessible without a complete re-fit

When you think of a disabled bathroom you might think of plastic chairs that fold down from the wall, large grab rails, a wet room set up (although trust me we’ve been in ‘disabled bathrooms’ in hotel rooms that have a single grab rail over a bath!) and generally a utilitarian style of decor. I’m […]

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A day of quick fixes around the house

With autumn around the corner and a few jobs lurking around the house unfinished I decided today would be the day to catch up on a few things and make some quick easy fixes to the house with little or no money spent!  Result. First job of the day was to complete the painting of […]

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Chalk Paint Tales…

Like my blog generally, I’m a couple of years late to the Upcycling and Chalk Paint trend.  I had read about it in a variety of home magazines and spent many an hour online looking at blog posts and ‘how to’ videos and thought it really couldn’t be that easy.  Could it? You see, I’m […]

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Beach Huts and Budgets

I love a nautical theme, the calm colours and natural materials puts me in mind of holidays, the smell of the sea and fish&chips.  Unfortunately for me I’m not sure the nautical theme would work particularly well in a 50s bungalow in a West Sussex market town, so when my friend recently moved to deepest […]

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