I went on a little trip to Ikea last week to pick out some new furniture for my bedroom. I needed a new desk and drawers. But then when I was in the ‘bargain corner’ of Ikea where all the cheap display pieces are, I saw this gorgeous wooden chair. The chair is untreated, so it is ready to paint! It was reduced from £16 to £9 I think. I had some ideas of how I wanted it to be, so…

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As you have probably seen, I have been collecting lots of odd bits of crockery and china from charity shops and carboot sales lately. I had an idea that I wanted to make my own cake stand using real vintage china. So I started keeping my eyes open for things I could use. Firstly, I bought a cake stand handle from eBay for less than £2. They gave a choice of gold or silver, and I picked a silver one. I…

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As I previously mentioned, it was my nieces 8th birthday at the weekend. So a few weeks ago I started making this for her as a little additional gift. She has started wanting her bedroom decorated in a similar style to my own, with pastel colours and floral decorations. So I thought that I would make her a DIY gift that I put thought into and that will also match her bedroom. So it started off as an old wooden picture…

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Just a little post on how I reused a few Cath Kidston free magazines to make these (large!) bookmarks. You can order your free Cath Kidston magazine from their website here. They release a new magazine every few months, and they’re a nice little read with some gorgeous photo’s in. Attached to the front cover of each magazine is a fold out, patterned strip. Each magazine edition has a different print pattern on it. I simply cut off this strip of…

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I decorated this little floral heart hanging last summer, and I love it, so I thought I would show you how I did it. I had a little tin heart hanging, which you can buy from various little gift shops or ebay for about £3. You also need some PVA glue, pretty tissue paper, and a paint brush. My tissue paper is just napkins from Tesco. I just painted the PVA glue onto the heart, and then layered on the tissue.…

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After I saw a post on Pieces of Wonderful blog, where she used some gorgeous Cath Kidston tape to jazz up her belongings, I bought some for myself. I bought the masking tape on Amazon for £4.15 (free delivery), and the RRP is apparently £7. I know.. £7 for masking tape… jeeeez! I luckily had an e-voucher left over from some online surveys I did a while ago so spent my £4.15 and waited for the tape to arrive!  You get…

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