Chinese Chippendale Chair Makeover

A couple of weeks ago I was up really early doing an MOT on the car, and I had to wait a while for them to do it, so I went for a walk around my town.  There is a furniture junk shop, which occasionally has some OK bits in it, and I meandered in … Continue reading Chinese Chippendale Chair Makeover


DIY Quick Fireplace Makeover

This is a really quick way to update a fireplace without having to rip out an existing one.   This fireplace surround will eventually be replaced, but until then it is a fast makeover to make it less hideous!  Some tiles and paint can transform it into a much better looking feature.  I wanted to … Continue reading DIY Quick Fireplace Makeover

Dressing for Success

Styling accessories in your home is something which creates mood, can turn a bland spot into a point of interest and enhance your decor.  If you know this site, you know that 'things' abound in my own house and I am forever arranging vignettes and little corners. People spend hours looking at them when they … Continue reading Dressing for Success

I made a million pounds! Well nearly…

I have spent today writing a business plan for property investors, well I was forced to write one by my husband actually.  I would much rather have spend the day pottering around the house or simply lounging about eating crumpets. Anyhow, part of the job today was to go back through the years, (it is … Continue reading I made a million pounds! Well nearly…

A Quick Kitchen Makeover on a weeny budget

This was a very old kitchen.  It is orange wood, is really tired and the expense of the recent roof-light saga has put a replacement total replacement kitchen on hold.  So I had to do something to make it less hideous for a minimal cost and which was less brutal on the eye.   It … Continue reading A Quick Kitchen Makeover on a weeny budget

Cleaning Up After Renovations

  Too much mess after renovation? Easy six tricks to clean House renovation is always a good thing. After everything is done you can’t wait to enjoy the new look of your home. However, the builders dust is something a lot of people struggle with for at least a few weeks after the remodeling of … Continue reading Cleaning Up After Renovations

Been a bit busy… renovating a new house Part 1

So it seems forever since I last posted.  In fact it is 2 months, which seems shocking....  However, I have had good reason and am in the middle of doing up a new house, working as usual, decluttering, downsizing, my daughters are both in the middle of exams so need chivvying... and generally life is … Continue reading Been a bit busy… renovating a new house Part 1