This Friday is National Upcycling Day, part of National Recycling Week which aims to encourage people to rethink what they throw away. The idea is to encourage people to get creative by taking a look at furniture they already own and thinking about how they can give it a new lease of life. Continue reading “My Plans for National Upcycling Day”
Now that Summer finally seems to have arrived in England it’s the perfect time to think about updating your living room with a fresh new style.
Today I thought I would highlight some of the popular trends this year. Continue reading “Summer Inspired Living Room Decor”
I was recently contacted by Lakeland Furniture to see if I would be interested in reviewing some of their chairs. The timing was perfect! Since buying our new house over two years ago I have slowly been decorating each room. I confess that I’m a sucker for pretty things and I actually find it stressful if I live in an environment that isn’t pleasing to the eye.
I hate shopping for clothes or shoes it’s just not my thing. I’d much rather spend my money on creating a home that makes me smile when I walk into each room. Continue reading “Adding DSR Chairs to our Vintage/Industrial Kitchen”
A great way to make a big change to the look and feel of your home is to update your windows. New windows can really bring an old property back to life and these days you have some many options in terms of colour that you can choose what you like to suit your overall theme; whether that be rustic charm or modernism.
In previous years the windows of a building were always Continue reading “6 Reasons to Makeover your Home with Wood Windows”
It’s no secret that I have been on the ultimate home organising mission. I started in January and it has been an ongoing process since then. I’m proud to say that I have nearly got rid of 50% of our stuff. Continue reading “Home & Wardrobe Organisation with Qwerkity”
One of the issues with living in a brand new house is that you have to start from scratch, there are no toilet roll holders, no towel rails and no curtain poles. The problem is that all these things add up and before you know it you could be spending out more than you budgeted for on what I would class as the basics of home decor.
The main thing that I have been putting off in our home is dressing the windows. We’ve put up curtains in all of the rooms that needed them such as the bedrooms and the living room but all of the other rooms still have windows with nothing on them, which by the way drives me insane. They just don’t look right bare! Continue reading “5 Thrifty Ways to Dress your Windows”
I always find the Winter months the hardest in terms of feeling happy and motivated, then around the end of February when the evenings start to get lighter and the first signs of Spring appear I start to feel better. This is when I start planning what I’m going to grow in our garden for the coming year.
Grow your Own
We have been growing our own food for quite some time now and it’s definitely been a process of trial and error. Some foods are just easier to grow than others. I think I’m now at the point where I know what I can and can’t do. Last year in our garden I was successful in growing potatoes, salad, strawberries and tomatoes. Continue reading “Grow your Own Healthy Food with Rocket Gardens”
We moved into our brand new home 2 years ago and it has taken us that long just to get the inside looking remotely how we’d like it. It’s hard with a brand new house as you literally have to start from scratch; there are no curtain poles, no toilet roll holders, there wasn’t even any shelves in the airing cupboard. Money that I would have preferred to spend on the nice decorative bits like new mirrors, wallpaper and lamps initially all went on the boring bits, I mean how excited can you get about a toilet roll holder?
Now we have got most of the internal decorating out of the way I now plan to focus on the garden. Ideally we’d like a multi purpose space which we can all enjoy. The adults need space for outside entertaining, the kiddies need an area for their trampoline and the dog also needs an area to do his business! I also like to Continue reading “Big Design Plans for Our New Garden”
If your bathroom is in need of some serious TLC, it doesn’t have to cost a lot. We have the top budget busting tips that will allow you to tile your bathroom for very little damage to your bank account.
Pick a classic design
Try and pick a style or design that will not become dated very quickly. Look back at past trends to find ones that have stood the test of time. A really wacky design might be on trend now, but is likely to need replacing after a few years, wasting both time and money. Think about it carefully, and pick a design that you like and will not get bored with. Monochrome, and classic greys look both classy, and are simply timeless. Continue reading “Tips for Tiling your Bathroom on a Budget”
We have been in our brand new home for nearly 2 years now and I’ve only just started to feel like we are getting somewhere with the decorating. It seems to have taken forever because I have been very fussy about what I wanted in each room. I have taken my time over finding exactly what I was looking for and at the right price! I always like to search around for the best deals for anything I buy including home accessories and decorating products. Continue reading “Industrial Vintage Kitchen Design”