We have been in desperate need of ridding ourselves of our truly revolting carpet in the front room since the day we moved in. When we got the keys to the house we hired a steam cleaner before we moved any of our furniture in and did all of the carpets, but the carpet in… Read More New Carpet in the Front Room
Oof… that was an aggressively cheerful title. Just a little update on how the dining room is looking. We have finally put it back it together after taking up the carpet and sanding the floorboards. First just a little reminder of before with the old beige carpet: And now: There are still a lot of things I want… Read More We’re Finally Using the Dining Room again!
Here’s a little post about the mini makeover I did with my new sunburst clock. OK so it’s hardly knocking down a wall, but it’s made one corner of my home that bit easier on the eye. My home decor preferences are not attached to a specific era. I feel like if was obsessed with… Read More DIY Sunburst Clock Makeover
Jamie and I have been spending the festive season holed up going stir crazy as we’re both sick as dogs with some revolting cold. This is the first day I’ve even opened my laptop – we’ve just been sleeping restlessly and staring at the TV listlessly. Underneath our apathetic exteriors we’re raging with frustration at… Read More Easy Homemade Component Boxes
Follow my blog with Bloglovin I had been on the lookout for a nice piece of furniture to store stuff like cocktail glasses and board games. A (very wholesome – at least for the purposes of this blog) party cupboard if you will. I spied a real gem on Gumtree (Gumtree turns it on OFTEN… Read More Repairing an Oak Sideboard
One of the major things we knew we wanted to get done to the house after we moved in was to get a wood burning stove (or log burner as we call them in NZ) installed in our front room. We actually had a mate who had DIY’d one in his home, and we had… Read More Getting the Wood Burning Stove Installed
Here’s how I replaced a cheap and nasty frame with another cheap and nasty frame, which I then attempted to make look more expensive and chunky. I love this print. I’m actually in love with Botticelli’s work, but I do feel it’s a bit naff to have a print of an original Botticelli hanging in… Read More Frame Hack