Changing my kitchen cabinets from ‘oak’ to white – Was it worth it?

Our kitchen is white! Ok, I’ll admit – It’s not much of a revamp, apart from the colour. Everything else is pretty much the same, and a work in progress, as we’re going to change some of the furniture and flooring too…

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Dreamy DIY: Anthropologie-inspired flower cloud chandelier

I’ve been having a lot of fun lately re-creating my own versions of expensive high end pieces. I will be posting them over the coming weeks. Let’s start with this flower cloud chandelier I found on Anthropologie.com, a beautiful statement piece that I thought would be a great addition to my daughter’s bedroom. It’s such a dreamy look. I just had to create my own.

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The art of patience and gratitude – We finally got our DFS Euphoria sofa


If you follow me on social media  You will know that for the past few months my family and I have been living with an unwanted sofa. I know this sounds very ungrateful, seeing as that sofa was brand new, comfortable and perfectly functional. But it was the wrong choice, the wrong colour and the wrong material… and I make no apology for initially sulking and feeling completely cheated by DFS online.

 

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I made a lampshade! Bespoke Binny lampshade making class – Review

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This is by far the most exciting thing I’ve taken part in during this lockdown. Bespoke Binny is a brand I’ve been following for a long time. Natalie, the face behind its beautifully handmade products, is a very talented designer-maker with a great eye for decor. Bespoke Binny sells African inspired lampshades, aprons, pillows and other hand crafted items.  Continue reading “I made a lampshade! Bespoke Binny lampshade making class – Review”

Bright and airy bedroom – Scandinavian / natural toned decor

My husband and I’s bedroom is the one room in the house I haven’t shared much, for many reasons. Firstly, this is our little sanctuary, “where the magic happens”. For a long time I felt quite protective of it. I wanted this room in our home to remain unseen, or at least as little visible as possible.

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How to make a tray out of flooring samples in 2 simple steps

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Whether you’ve recently bought a house or are in the process of renovating, it’s likely that you’ll have scrap materials lying around somewhere – wood, cardboard, tiles, flooring samples… all of those things can make for great DIY supplies when you’re feeling a little creative. This was the case for me recently. I had a few flooring samples I didn’t know what to utilise for, but at the same time I just knew I didn’t want to get rid of them. Continue reading “How to make a tray out of flooring samples in 2 simple steps”

Dinner al fresco for two

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My little garden set has finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier with it. This 2-chair set from Ebay is part of the growing trend of bistro style rattan furniture that I keep seeing everywhere. The chairs are a little straighter than the ones I’m seeing everywhere with a more rounded shape. But this is exactly what I was after, and I think it suits our tiny little garden perfectly and complements our little decking area quite well.

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Amazing Amazon Find: Click-Deck hardwood decking tiles

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Want to know how I created this small decking area in my backyard? Read on… This is probably the best thing I’ve ever bought on Amazon. I’m totally in love. I didn’t think I could create a small decking area in our backyard so easily.

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Home decor update – Living room

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Wow, it’s been a while! I’m going to skip the part where I list all the excuses as to why I haven’t posted in so long – I think we can all agree the last few months have been quite a whirlwind! But I’m back, with a few interior design updates made to my home. You will recognise some of the furniture, the art… Continue reading “Home decor update – Living room”