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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Fitted Cupboards & Shelves for Books

It's been a bit quiet on the blogging front whilst I have been trying to plan how to fit the contents of a large house into a smaller one.  Books are the big issue this past couple of weeks - I have cleared the blockbuster paperback shelves and donated them to the charity shops, but … Continue reading Fitted Cupboards & Shelves for Books

Organizing For Your Lifestyle

ORGANIZATION Being a pretty obsessive OCD organizer, (mainly due to a lot of 'stuff' in my home which if I don't control results in chaos within hours), I can happily spend hours sorting, catagorizing and decluttering areas. I find this a really calming thing to do, whereas to others it might seem like hell. I … Continue reading Organizing For Your Lifestyle

Before & After: The house renovation is complete.

Finally, it is done.... For those who have noticed a somewhat silent blog recently, I do have a very valid reason as I have been slogging away 7 days a week over the last couple of months to get this house completed.  My life has been consumed by this project, but I now it is … Continue reading Before & After: The house renovation is complete.

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 Top 10 Things You Never Get Around To Doing In Your House

The lists just keep coming!  Here are my Top 10 things I never seem to get properly done in my home.... sinful but true...  Cobweb Removal However much I try, these things just keep coming.  I live in a period house with 12ft ceilings, so those little weaving people have a lot of space.  Sometimes … Continue reading The Top 10 Things You Never Get Around To Doing In Your House

Paint Storage Continued…. or is it baby poo?

So following my recent post about Paint Storage, which showed pastel paints looking great like the below, I spent the afternoon decanting my own paints into jars. I made some sweet labels for the lids, and put them into my own mason jars (free download at bottom of post which is editable).  I got rid … Continue reading Paint Storage Continued…. or is it baby poo?

Great Bookshelf ideas

I saw this post on House & Garden and there are some great ideas for displaying books here: Get organised: stylish bookshelf ideas From brilliant bookshelves built into stairs to floor-to-ceiling libraries, these bookshelf ideas for living rooms, the study and beyond are just as inspiring as the tomes that fill them. Fancy creating a clever book … Continue reading Great Bookshelf ideas

Displaying collections Part One

Coming from a marriage of two compulsive collectors, it is really hard not to let the objects accumulate into chaos and clutter.  We are dreadful at always coming home with bizarre treasures, and love taxidermy, old medical paraphernalia, books and actually anything odd that grabs our fancy.  For Christmas I received a vintage medical model of … Continue reading Displaying collections Part One