How to get involved and have fun – Decorating with a disability

Those of you who follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, why not?!) might have seen my stories about our recent decorating exploits and I had a lot of lovely comments from some of you regarding the humour in them.  And it got me thinking… How do you decorate with a disability?  I thought I’d […]

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My Budget Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Our kitchen is an awkward shape, being “L” Shaped, with the shorter part of the L being the original kitchen and the longer part being an extension (from before we moved in).  The original kitchen part is dark, with no windows and full of cabinets and the newer part has windows on three sides.  It’s […]

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The Art of Compromise: My tips for a budget kitchen update

As you may have seen from my Instagram stories recently, I’m refurbishing the kitchen on a limited budget at the moment.  We all know kitchens and bathroooms are the most expensive rooms in the home and also the most disruptive when we want to make them over.  But there are ways to make even these […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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