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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Retro Bedspread Repurpose

Not quite sure what is going on with me, but my recent redecoration of the dining room with pinging accents of orange, has created a need for hunting out more orange bits and pieces ready for the festive season.  Tablecloths, candles, candles and so on.  This is quite a hard colour to source, especially with … Continue reading Retro Bedspread Repurpose

House Renovation Diary Part 3

The renovation continues.  We are more than half way now, with a final push this next month to get it all done. The garden is landscaped and fenced, the kitchen is being fitted, the shower room is half in and tiled, and the bathroom awaits its turn this week.  My hands look appalling, all nails … Continue reading House Renovation Diary Part 3

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

Verdegris Paint Effect candlestick DIY makeover

A tired pair of silver plate candlesticks had seen better days, and to re-plate them is expensive.  So here is a DIY refurbishment to make them look like old verdegris versions, and they look very realistic.  It is really simple to do, and these took about 40 minutes start to finish, (with cups of coffee … Continue reading Verdegris Paint Effect candlestick DIY makeover