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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A Conversation with … Pati Robins

This week on my Conversation With series I’m talking to the instagram queen Pati Robins, the diva of DIY, dark interiors and maximalism.  If you’re an interiors obsessive on Instagram you’ve almost certainly come across Pati.  Not only are her dark interiors famous, her DIY solutions are innovative and inexpensive, and she’s also a blogger and […]

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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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Tips for Moving House if you have a disability or are elderly

Having spent the large part of the last two weeks helping my mother in law move house after 45 years in her last home it got me thinking.  As I had the time to spare I’ve been helping her sort out before the move and get unpacked after the move, it made me think about […]

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A Cosy & Calm Bedroom Moodboard

We live in a three bedroom bungalow and we love it, but unfortunately the bedrooms are a little small.  The previous owner had split the long living room into smallish bedrooms which we use as our spare rooms. It doesn’t bother us too much as they are spare rooms, not used all that often.  The […]

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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 Favourite Patterned Wall Tiles

Yes, you read that correctly – patterned wall tiles.  But I don’t mean chickens, peaches or twee country scenes, there’s a re-emergence of patterns in the past year or two.  There are wall tiles including those influenced by Moroccan design, as well as geometrics and other designs inspired by Victorian or retro mid century influences. […]

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Should we try to keep up with interiors trends?

This post come from a woman who, when everyone is wearing skinny jeans or jegging clings onto her bootcut jeans with a passion.  You’ll have to prise those out of my cold dead hands!  This is someone who doesn’t particularly follow fashions and who says when looking at the new fashion ‘I wore that stuff […]

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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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