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

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 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

DIY Gold & White Dip-Dye Jars

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I’m in the middle of giving our bedroom a serious revamp – blog to follow! – and it wasn’t really until we had the kitchen extended that it became apparent to us just how much the little home touches matter to a room. I was recently asked by Rose & Grey, one of my fave home décor stores if I’d like a challenge; they wanted to

You Shall Not Pass! Our Home Security

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Working on a house has its glamorous moments. But if you’ve read my blog in the past, you’ll also know that it takes a lot of ‘behind the scenes’ work too, to make sure it stays looking pretty. This time around I’m talking about security. Early 2014, someone took our pets. Don’t worry, they were eventually found – read about what happened here – but

My Dream Bedroom – Planning & Pinning!

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The master bedroom, where do I begin? We decorated this room before even moving in a few years ago, and I use the term ‘decorating’ rather loosely because we really just needed to get it plastered and painted so that we could move into the house and have somewhere  – anywhere – to live and relax, ahead of the renovating journey we were about to

The Dining Chair Fiasco

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There was once a time when I knew exactly what dining chairs I wanted. And in truth, it wasn’t all that long ago. I was looking ahead to having beautiful upholstered grey chairs with a real air of luxury about them. We replaced the dining table last year – a plain white wooden extendable table – and were saving up for some chairs to complement

Joe Does DIY – Installing a Tumble Dryer From Scratch

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When you’ve worked long and hard for a kitchen – as we did – it can be a little disheartening to have to alter things only a year after completion. One thing we really neglected when designing ours was a tumble dryer. I never felt the need for one really, but following the birth of Luna, and the enormous amount of additional laundry we’ve got,

A First Time Mum Guide to Decorating Your Nursery

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Whilst we have picked up a lot of great advice over the years when it comes to updating our home, I’m not sure any of it has been quite as useful as the decorating hints we got for the nursery. It’s a funny old thing, decorating a room. For the most part, you have a really good idea as to what you’ll use the space