The Christmas Cross-Stitch Pegboard

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CHRISTMAS! It’s so close I can almost taste it. And trust me I will soon enough – the mulled wine, the gingerbread lattes, the hog roast ham sandwiches from the German markets. Joe and I have decided that this year we’re going to start from scratch when it comes to our Christmas decorations. We’ve been window shopping for ages. And I mean AGES. You know

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

DIY Personalised Wall Art with eFrame

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I’ve been working on our kitchen feature wall for a while now, but only this month have we started to piece everything together. If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember a while back after a not-so-interesting trip to B&Q that I set my eyes on the Ideco Home Flaura & Fauna wallpaper with its rich blues that match our kitchen walls, but with

Christmas at Number 29

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Whilst this post is going live at a point where everyone will be winding down for the festive season, thinking about packing away decorations for another year, and getting over their hangovers (Southern Comfort for breakfast anyone?), I’ve finally found a few spare minutes to share with you what decorations we had around the house this year. Admittedly, I was hoping to write this in November,

When a DIY plan goes up in smoke…

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Last Christmas, I felt really down in the dumps about our house. We were smack bang in the middle of renovating the kitchen. There was a hole in the back of the building. It wasn’t really what you’d call secure, and it was bloody freezing! On top of that, because the building work wasn’t yet complete, all of the kitchen units and appliances were in

DIY Nursery Art with Dr Seuss and Cricut Mini

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When it comes to decorating a nursery, it really is easy to go a little bit nuts. I’ve found at least 25 pieces of art I’d proudly display on our baby’s bedroom wall. I’ve found quirky ways to display ultrasound scan pictures. I’ve seen wall art, stencilled letter, fabric names, shaped bunting and fairy lights. And the thing is, they’re all totally magical for a

DIY Chevron Lampshade for the Nursery

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Whilst I’m not the craftiest of people naturally, I do like to put a bit of a personal touch around the house here and there. After all, being on a strict budget over the years has meant we’ve more often than not opted for generic furniture choices and items of necessity over style, so any customisations we can add without spending a fortune is always

Pixel Wall Stickers: A Wallboss review

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I’ve got so many pictures flying around on my camera now, it’s getting a little bit silly and waiting for the “afters” to match the “befores” can sometimes be a little frustrating. Especially when there are so many projects on the go at once. I have so much to document on here, not just to show everyone out there who is interested, but for my

15 Minute Makeover: Our Smalt Mug Tree

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Just a mini project today. Nothing ground-breaking, and nothing challenging. But a nice one for me nonetheless. As we’ve been unpacking our kitchen boxes, it’s been lovely to rediscover the items we have collected over the years. Some we’ve had since we first moved in together and took that exciting young couple trip to Ikea for the basics. Other items have been passed down from

My Orange Dresser – Upcyclying with Annie Sloan

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Back in October, I bought a dresser off eBay. At just over £50 I think it was a bit of a bargain. Particularly when the comparable versions I’ve seen brand new in furniture stores run into the hundreds of pounds. I loved its detailing and personality – something our lounge really lacked in its confused state between flat-pack lifeless furniture and temporary storage space. It