Weekend Makeover – Student Digs

I have written before about a doing a quick makeover on my daughter's student flat last autumn, and have just spent the last 2 days finishing off a new makeover.  What became really apparent since the last time was that good storage was needed, and some room shifting was a necessity as a result. Thus the siting … Continue reading Weekend Makeover – Student Digs


Stairs & Landings – the ‘nearly’ finished results…

In my earlier post, you may have been aware of my procrastination about finishing off the top floor of my hall and stairs.  But it is finally done, with some serious hanging off bannisters paining techniques.  I forced myself to start yesterday, and it is now finished, well very nearly.... This was looking up to … Continue reading Stairs & Landings – the ‘nearly’ finished results…

Teenager’s Room & Spare Room Makeovers

THE CHALLENGES: My youngest has always had one of the smallest bedrooms in our house. I think that is generally what younger children get actually in the pecking order of families!  Poor them... they are definitely overlooked a lot.... she also always got hand me down clothes for years, but I did always get her … Continue reading Teenager’s Room & Spare Room Makeovers

When you really need a proper upholsterer…

Picture the scene, I am at an auction and am supposed to be selling off unwanted furniture. If you have been to auctions, you know there is a lot of waiting around for your lots, and there are also a lot of chairs about that you sit in whilst waiting for the said lots. So … Continue reading When you really need a proper upholsterer…

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

Sometimes, you just should say ‘no’ – The Before

Silence from me as of late, but for very valid reasons.  On top of general life, work, running a late night parental taxi service and so on, I have been preparing to sell my house (it sold in a week), and then I got myself in a total pickle with the local church. I was … Continue reading Sometimes, you just should say ‘no’ – The Before

Dining Room Makeover – Before & After

Colour Changes & Furniture Makeover My dining room is a multi-tasking space and so it is also a crafting room, office, homework spot and sewing space.  So it has to work hard, yet be ready to switch back to a dining room in a second.  Here it is in its current incarnation: It has very … Continue reading Dining Room Makeover – Before & After