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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I have lots of love for Ikea, the Swedish homeware warehouse store. They sell a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at very low prices. The shop differs to others, because you basically walk through loads of different showrooms of different rooms within a house, and then at the end of the very long walk, you pick your own products from the warehouse!  They also have a fabby restaurant, and a hot dog and ice cream bistro after the…

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I was having a cheeky peek at the kitchenware section in Tesco’s while I was on my lunch break last week. I spotted some of their ‘Time for Tea’ product range had clearance stickers on! So I grabbed these two kitchen delights – a double cake tin set, and a utensils holder. They also had tea, coffee, sugar jars, bisuit jars, and canister trios. I found these online too, but they’re still full price on there, so have a look in…

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I have a bit of an on-going thing for cake stands, and most kitchenware that comes in pretty colours actually. I love cake stands for displaying pretty cupcakes or mini-cut sandwiches or scones. They’re so dainty and cute! I currently have 3 cake stands myself, and I don’t need anymore, but I just love all of these! And at under £25 each, it’s temping to just buy a few… 1. Victoria and Albert cake stand, £25, Tesco 2. Nigella Lawson blue…

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