I was recently invited to take part in a creative blogger challenge with housing and regeneration specialists Keepmoat to create an affordable DIY home project. With a budget of £50 to come up with something inspiring and imaginative, I started thinking about what I could create right away. I began thinking of making a kitty cabin for Merlin to hide in, as he loves sleeping in boxes, but then I stumbled across a wooden cabinet in a charity shop.  The finished look  I…

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I was recently asked to take part in a really exciting competition ran by Direct Blinds called ‘Renovation Sensation‘. To enter, I needed to buy an item of furniture to restore or renovate into something special. All the finished items will then be judged by TV and magazine interior stylist Pippa Jameson, and the winner will receive a £300 voucher to spend at Not on the High Street.    So one sunny weekend I head to an old antique shop near…

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I’ve recently been invited by Voucher Codes to take part in their new Life Hacks challenge! I’m sure you’ve all gathered by now that I’m quite the bargain hunter and a general all round thrifty being. I love to get a good deal, and I never buy anything without first making sure I’m getting the most for my money. I think this used to be thought of as a bit stingy, but I’ve noticed in recent years, this kind of thing…

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I just wanted to do a quick post to show you the chair that I now have in my dressing room. This wooden Welsh chair was my Mum’s but she let me repaint it because the wood was too dark to look nice anywhere. Now it’s been given a fresh new lease of life, and I think it looks lovely in it’s new home after it’s make over! The solid wood was hard to paint with a paintbrush, so my Dad…

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So you’ve probably seen most of the room already as it’s been in my recent OOTD shots, but now it’s finally finished and I can show you it all! So here it is, after about 6 weeks of hard work from Dad (and me!) we’ve finally finished it! Everything in the room is brand new, so I’ll let you know where it’s all from under each photo 🙂  As you probably remember, I won a £1000 Laura Ashley voucher, and so…

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I’m so super excited to be showing you this blog post! The dressing room is so, so close to being finished, and as you can see, a lot has changed! If you need a reminder of what the room was like 6 weeks ago, check out these horrendous photos. The most noticeable difference is of course this beautiful Oriental Garden Duck Egg Floral Wallpaper that I bought from Laura Ashley. It was in the sale half price at only £15 per…

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