So I recently showed you this little drawer chest that I picked up from a charity shop for only £1. It was kind of ugly, but sometimes I feel like I have to buy something when I get an idea in my head. So I decided to buy it and then finally got round to giving it it’s little make over and I’m quite happy with it! It’s made of some kind of cheap wood and it isn’t excellent quality, but it was only £1! Anyway to start with I sanded it down, and took off those purple knobs from…

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The same day I made my DIY clothes hangers, I also decided to use the same paint to revamp an ugly piece of my furniture! I’ve had this ugly little pine chest hidden in my built in wardrobe forever. I had even painted the wooden knob on the drawer pink in my teen years! Gross. Luckily it was hidden away from view but I did use it as storage. So as I was painting away at my hangers, I decided to paint the whole thing white! Just so that it fits into my bedroom a little bit better. I then…

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When I take photos of my new fashion buys for my blog, I usually hang them on a boring naff plastic hanger and then on nail on my wall. Not only does it look a bit tacky but it doesn’t do my new item much justice either, hanging from something so ugly. So I had been hunting for a while for some pretty hangers to use instead. I saw lots of those silky hangers, but these were too narrow and also too straight. I couldn’t find what I wanted, so I set about making my own! I bought a set…

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As a lover of all things antique and pretty, I like collecting big old iron keys. There’s just something so mysterious and a little bit ‘Alice in Wonderland’ about them, and I remember as a little girl I used to love collecting keys as I thought they were really important! Now I’m a grown up.. I still like collecting them, and I use them to add decorative features to my bedroom. I simply tie pieces of colourful ribbon through the keys, and then tie them into a bow. I got these keys from antique shops for about £2 each. I…

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My big sister is expecting a little baby boy in less than 3 weeks! Which means I will be an Auntie again, which is very exciting! Her friends very kindly threw her a little baby shower gathering, and I made the cake for the party.  Whilst I am fairy experienced at making and decorating cupcakes, I am not so good at making full sized cakes, and I am pretty terrible at icing covering them.  I decided to try and keep it simple, covering it in a plain white icing, and then using some baby blue for the decorations. The cake…

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