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

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Student flat 24 hour makeover

You know when time slips away from you...I am feeling full of guilt as I have not posted for ages, and I apologise to those of you who nudge for an update. 24 HOUR MAKEOVER I have been really busy of late, my daughter has moved to London to study music at a Conservatoire and … Continue reading Student flat 24 hour makeover

Chalk Paint on Fabric – Vintage Chair Upcycle Project

FINDING THE RIGHT CHAIR My mother appeared with a chair a few months back that she had rescued from going onto a bonfire.  It was in a pretty bad way, with ruptured springs, very dark wood which is not really my cup of tea at the moment, and a needlepoint that had definitely seen better … Continue reading Chalk Paint on Fabric – Vintage Chair Upcycle Project

Junk Shop Sideboard Makeover

FINDING A JUNK SHOP SIDEBOARD The Armoire which caused so much chaos, see prior story about internet fraudsters, was finally sold to a lovely local lady.  This left a gaping chasm in the hallway, and I needed to find something in which I could store art paper supplies, and general 'stuff'.  I trawled local ads … Continue reading Junk Shop Sideboard Makeover

The humble Moppe drawers

a universal product I had a family member visiting us once from Australia, and their small daughter pointed at some IKEA Moppe drawers in our house and she chirped 'We've got those at home'...  We also had the same plastic kids mugs and flower plates, so I am sure she felt comforted by those worldwide … Continue reading The humble Moppe drawers

A cracker of a busy few days….paint, weddings, exhibition and more makeover paint.

This weekend I have been buzzing about all over the place.  Distressing samples for mirror makeovers, going to a lovely wedding, then going to my first gallery exhibition opening, and ending today with a gargantuan task of upcycling the biggest mirrors I HAVE EVER SEEN! PAINT EXPERIMENTATION: On Friday, with my friend and accomplice-in-paint Claire, … Continue reading A cracker of a busy few days….paint, weddings, exhibition and more makeover paint.

DIY : Botanical Cupboard Makeover

My recent decoration of the Breakfast Room left one piece of furniture standing out like a sore thumb, a cupboard I had perviously overhauled as a shabby chic affair.  However, it was the wrong colours for the room I felt, and did not fit the new scheme. I am really into using wallpaper on furniture … Continue reading DIY : Botanical Cupboard Makeover