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 in my head how I wanted it to look, and the exact space I knew it would fit into.…

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Okay so Merlin looks a bit startled in this photo and not particularly happy, as he struggled with parting from his manky old bed! But I’ve wanted to get Merlin a new cat bed for a while but I just couldn’t find one pretty enough or at the right price.  I then stumbled upon a photo on Pinterest where someone made a pet bed at home using an old knitted jumper. I thought this was the perfect solution to my kitty dilemma, and so I immediately went to find an oversized jumper I could use for my DIY project. I…

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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 was having a little rummage in the store, and I fell in love with this little side cabinet as…

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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 to Spalding with my boyfriend, they had some gorgeous antique jewellery and vintage furniture. I struggled to find something…

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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 is generally more accepted. There was probably a time when some people wouldn’t step foot in a discount store…

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