Following on from my pumpkin picking blog post I thought I’d show you what I did with my pumpkins! I wanted to decorate them but not in the usual spooky Halloween way. I wanted them to be pretty and sparkly! I had an idea in my mind that I wanted them to be inspired by Peggy Porschen’s pretty pastel style, so that was what I aimed to achieve, and this is the outcome! Read on to find out how to paint…

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We can all struggle at times with home maintenance and DIY and since moving into my first home I’ve faced a few challenges myself. Home admin and paperwork can pile up, painting the damp patch on the bathroom ceiling is an undesirable task, and putting up those shelves I’ve been putting off for weeks never quite reaches the top of my to-do list. Whenever a daunting DIY task is on the horizon, I’d usually call upon my Dad, and this isn’t…

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 Yesterday I invited a couple of friends round for a little get together at my place. Gavin was out for the day so I had planned a girlie day in and a surprise Easter themed craft-ernoon tea party! My friend is pregnant so it was kind of a mini baby shower for her as well as a nice little catch up! I had a little Easter tea party at my parents house for family a few years ago and I really enjoyed putting it all…

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In my last blog post on my new flat I did a little tour of my kitchen, so now I’m doing the same again but this time it’s on my new bedroom! The bedroom is quite small and also a bit of a funny shape, so when I first started moving my stuff in I was a bit worried about how it would all fit in and how it would be best laid out. But in the end with a lot…

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I often used to post about little DIY projects I would complete at home, but it’s literally been years since I last did something creative! But a couple of weeks ago I got my creative mojo back and decided I wanted to give this lovely French style bedside table (from Out There Interiors) a little make over. It’s been in my dressing room for 18 months with bare, raw wood and heavy metal drawer pulls. I quite liked the natural finish,…

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Last month I posted about this wooden shelf that I had bought from the carboot sale for £1. It had already been given a pretty poor coat of white paint by the previous owner, and overall it was really tatty and needed a good clean up and make over. I could see the potential in it immediately and snapped it up. I thought it would be absolutely perfect in my dressing room for displaying my pretty perfume bottles. I could picture…

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