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

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Creating a Gallery Wall

Once Upon a time... I used to help out at an Art Gallery where the positioning and hanging of the art was as important as the pictures themselves.  I think that apart from basic hanging 'rules' about eye levels not being too high, hanging pictures is a very personal thing.  However some people get very … Continue reading Creating a Gallery Wall

Removing Garden Decking…

Or, where big spiders really live... When we moved to our current house, the prior owner had been a bit of a gardening wizard.  She even opened the garden to the public in the National Garden Scheme whereby money is raised for charity by allowing the public into homeowners private gardens.  No pressure then to … Continue reading Removing Garden Decking…

Master Bedroom gets a makeover

Farrow and Ball paint and things lurking under the stairs. This week I was browsing a paint department, and happened upon a discounted 5L tin of Farrow & Ball's 'Brinjal' matt emulsion.  This leaves me with 2 thoughts: a) I need to get out more and stop loitering in paint departments when I have free … Continue reading Master Bedroom gets a makeover

Tattoo Parlour Reveal Part Two – Tattoo Studio

The day has come and Rocket Queen is now open for business with Charmaigne and Danny inking creatively in the fabulous new premises. Here is the tattoo studio makeover story... When we started the room was large and full of shelving with bumpy concrete walls, a rubbish ceiling, uneven floors and generally in a very … Continue reading Tattoo Parlour Reveal Part Two – Tattoo Studio

Breakfast Room makeover reveal

I have spent the last two days clambering around my breakfast room with paint in hand, and turning it from a very sedate and calm green into a zinging, intense deepest blue.  It all started with some botanical prints that I spotted online at  vintage printables. These were really intense botanical images against dark backgrounds, … Continue reading Breakfast Room makeover reveal

Tattoo Parlour Reveal – Main Entrance and Shop Area

Finally we are at the end of the long road to finishing the main reception and shop area at Rocket Queen.  All the furniture is in, the stock is displayed and we can now turn to finishing the other studios rooms. Scroll down to the bottom for the full before and after photos, quite a … Continue reading Tattoo Parlour Reveal – Main Entrance and Shop Area

Curio Cabinet Makeover

I love curio cabinets.  The Victorians excelled at collecting things, (which are now non-PC or probably extinct), on their Grand Tours around the world.  My Great Great Uncle Bernard was one of these, and in the family we still have his amazing cabinets filled with butterflies and eggs that he collected voraciously.  Nothing came in … Continue reading Curio Cabinet Makeover