My best bargain purchases…

Or, Thank You to charity shops and modern house builders... As summer slows to a halt and I start moving indoors more, I have started to cast the eye over the house once more.  You know the drill... time to start tweaking and changing and improving. I have had a bit of a purge recently … Continue reading My best bargain purchases…

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Grrr…. online scammers…… beware…

I have had my first near-miss experience of a totally revolting con via internet selling this week.  I am sharing with you, as a) cannot believe I was targeted and am loudly indignant, and b) apparently this is a well-used scam and a lot of people fall for it.  So beware if anyone does the … Continue reading Grrr…. online scammers…… beware…

Turning a useless cupboard into a rather sweet one…

Remember the days when everyone had been travelling, went to India and came home inspired to create an ethnic look in their house?  This cupboard was the result of my travels in early years, and has been with me for ages.  However, it is really heavy, very dark, has ring marks on the top and … Continue reading Turning a useless cupboard into a rather sweet one…

Wallpapering furniture – The Result

I had decided to upcycle an old cupboard, and finally settled on a fantastic Colefax and Fowler wallpaper called Snow Tree which has brushstrokes and graduations of tone in the background. As a first attempt I decided just to wallpaper the inset panels and then to do a paint effect to match the background of … Continue reading Wallpapering furniture – The Result