Final Makeover Post – Townhouse

GAH!  So I totally, totally forgot to do a final post about all the work I did in the summer and autumn renovating a city townhouse.  So here is a brief rundown of everything that was done.  New heating, plumbing, electrics, lighting, garden fencing, plastering, decoration, windows, plus a new kitchen roof with skylights and … Continue reading Final Makeover Post – Townhouse


Wallpapering Wardrobes

It's raining, in August as usual, and I am sitting looking through a window at a waterlogged garden.  So I have a quick moment of calm to post about the cupboards that I mentioned recently were being built.  They were fitted in a day, have a load of space inside and then it was my … Continue reading Wallpapering Wardrobes

House Renovation Diary Part 2

For the last few weeks I have not had a minute spare to post anything, and have been trying to juggle the renovation, still do another existing part-time job, carry out my school Governor role, look after my kids and still run the family home.  I kid you not, this is multi-tasking to another level.  … Continue reading House Renovation Diary Part 2

Wallpaper – The proper kind…

I saw this today online and had to share... it's like porn for interior enthusiasts! I love the old colour, the music, the voice-over and most of all the skills and time involved in making the papers. I know some papers today are hand-printed and hence very costly, but this film will make me … Continue reading Wallpaper – The proper kind…

12 Easy Furniture Hacks courtesy of Houzz

Give ordinary pieces a whole new spin with these crafty updates By Cheryl Freedman - Houzz Magazine Not the DIY type but still hankering after a creative interiors project? The answer could be the trend for style hacking – shorthand for taking an existing piece of furniture, be that a tired old chair or off-the-peg … Continue reading 12 Easy Furniture Hacks courtesy of Houzz

Raring to go… next projects plans

My over excitement at recent transformations knows no bounds, and I am planning new makeovers, (and trying to work out which one I should do first and stop procrastinating and just get on with them...). The Fireplace: I have a working fireplace in the dining room which has a lovely cast iron insert, but a … Continue reading Raring to go… next projects plans

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

Hand Painted Wallpaper ♥ Want Wednesday No. 1

De Gournay paper and murals from the masters of the most exquisite wallpaper hand made by artisans has always been Number 1 on my dream list for decorating a room, (or Gracie Studios as a close second as well).  However, you do usually pay a small fortune for hand painted wallpaper and murals on silk … Continue reading Hand Painted Wallpaper ♥ Want Wednesday No. 1