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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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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Living Room Makeover Reveal

Finally!  My living room is all but finished and I’d like to share some images and the story with you.  I’ll put together separate posts on the upcycling projects I did for the living room in due course but wanted to give you the view of it now and I’m thrilled with it! This has […]

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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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Favourite Finds – My Top 10 Botanical & Tropical Wallpapers

The botanical and tropical theme has been around for a while now and shows no sign of leaving just yet, the range, colour and detail of botanical and tropical wallpapers I’ve seen in the past few weeks whilst researching paper for my living room is amazing and I wanted to share my top 10 with […]

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When does inspiration for your room turn into plagiarism?

This thought has come to me over the past few days, as you will know from my last post I am agonising over what to do in the living room. I’m still agonising now, but I had thought I’d narrowed it down a bit when something struck me.  We all see lovely images on Instagram […]

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Overdoing and Overthinking it: Can you have too much inspiration?

For those of you who have been around my blog a while will know I’ve been trying to get my living room redecorated and a few things re-done.  Sadly I’ve been waiting for Mr Wheel Chic Home to sort out the builders to do a few things (boxing in pipes and replastering) and he seems […]

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Favourite Finds – Seating

This week I wanted to look around for some seating that could fit in the corner of my living room once it’s decorated (see the start here).  We have a corner sofa that we can get 3-4 people on and we have a beanbag for additional use that we store away (that’s a pain, they’re […]

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A Great Idea for Testing and Choosing Paint Colours

If you’re like me, you run to the DIY store, buy an armful of tester pots and then proceed to checkerboard your walls in a variety of 10cm x 10cm boxes, using a small dribble of the tester pot. Then you have to struggle to paint over the walls with all the different underlying colours! […]

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