How To Save Hanging Plates (From Falling To Their Demise)

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TRAGEDY HAS STRUCK IN THIS HOUSE. A bit of a over exaggeration, sure. But I’m upset. For mine and Joe’s wedding, 2 and a half years ago if you can believe, we received some really thoughtful gifts. One which has stuck with me is our Rob Ryan plates. A beautiful deep blue colour which matched our Smalt blue kitchen feature wall, and sat proudly above

10 Ways with Leftover Decking

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Waste. I absolutely hate it. Joe’s shed is filled to the brim with leftover scraps of wood, boxes of miscellaneous screws, and plenty of half-used tins of paint. But they don’t get thrown away. Ohhhh no. Because we know that one day, they’ll come in useful. Or at least, that’s what my inner hoarder tells me… This summer, as we’ve steadily tackled the garden, leftovers

Holy British Blogging Bunting Bakeoff, Batman!

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For long and loyal readers of this blog (oh hey mum!), you’ll know that I went 2 long years without a kitchen whilst we saved up to build one. For newbie readers, yes you read that correctly. We had nothing but a sink. No worktops or cooking equipment. NOUT. (You can see the before & afters of our eventual kitchen HERE) So when it comes

Master Bedroom Summer 2015 Update with #Valspar3DChallenge

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If you’d have asked me a few years ago what colour I’d paint my bedroom if I could choose any shade at all from the spectrum of the entire colour wheel, I would have picked…black. Yup. Dark as the night, plain old black walls. Not to everyone’s taste, granted. But they say it never goes out of style and goes with everything, so why not?

A Night Off From DIY with Margaritas & Flamingoes

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The sun is out! A rarity here in the North West. But ever since we bought this house, we’ve not only become one of those couples that DIY a bank holiday weekend away, but we’ve also become THAT couple who only gets excited about sunshine because it means we can likely get some outdoor cementing or painting done! I know. We’re 28 going on 48…

Tatton Mansion – Period Property Envy

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I love our house. I feel that this is an obvious statement since I’ve spent almost 4 years blogging about what we’ve been doing to it. But there are also days where I’m envious of others. You see, I have a real love for period properties. And don’t we all deep down? They’re just bursting with personality, and quirky little features which ooze of history.

Building Ferret Mansion: Part 2

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Hey everyone! So this is part 2 of how we made a custom-built home for our ferrets. I know this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, so if you’re here for interiors-related stuff, I’ll be back in a few days with a lounge makeover, an update on our master bedroom revamp and some tropical additions to our garden! However if you want to nosey at

The Master Bedroom Makeover – Part 1

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Little over a year ago, Joe decided to shake up the bedrooms in our house. We had a big clear out, and re-arranged the furniture to make the spaces look as large as possible. Our bedroom isn’t humongous, but it’s far from tiny, and we definitely got a lot more room out of shaking things up. But something just didn’t look right anymore. The green

The Kitchen Bar & DIY Wallpapered Shelves

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Whilst I am pretty smitten with our kitchen in general, there is a little area which is so bland I can’t stand it: our shelving units. It’s your bog standard kitchen shelves really, intended for displaying something. ANYTHING. It’s made up of an open shelf bang in the middle of two cupboards with glass doors. The problem is, the only thing we’ve been displaying so far

Building Ferret Mansion: Part 1

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Hey everyone! So here is a project which is long overdue on this blog. Last summer, Joe created from scratch a purpose-built home for our pets. It’s absolutely humongous and completely amazes me. We’ve continued to make changes since then but I think now it’s fit for sharing. If you’ve ever thought about building a shed or constructing an outside structure for any reason, I