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


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

Ikea Hack – Bookcase Unit – Part 2

How to hack a Kallax or two.... So it seems ages ago that I started on the Ikea Hack, which you can read my plans on here.  I spent 3 afternoons at my sisters building away, and it took ages to get around to photographing it due to flu, distance and time!  However, here it … Continue reading Ikea Hack – Bookcase Unit – Part 2

Ikea Hack – Bookshelf Unit, Part 1

PLANNING: Yesterday I was over at my sisters house.  She has been working really hard recently on decorating, de-cluttering and generally removing the ravages of children over the years.  She has a sitting room with a newly installed woodburner, (she enlarged the fireplace and taught herself how to lime plaster to help install this, bravo!), … Continue reading Ikea Hack – Bookshelf Unit, Part 1

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