For years we rented in London as we moved around for both mine and my husbands jobs. We constantly moved into expensive 1 bedroom apartments and flats that came with a set of VERY strict rules on decorating. no holes in walls no painting no wallpaper no major decorating or DIY work to be undertaken without prior checking and written permission etc. Now anyone that … Continue reading Deposit friendly style for your rental (part 1)
Hello all, sorry for the very late tutorial, but I did promise it this weekend and we are still “just” inside the weekend. As you know we have been renovating and decorating our new home and since we bashed out and re built our fireplace (that’s a post for another time) I have wanted a large statement mirror for over the mantle. Now the style … Continue reading Project Mirror
Hello again.. let’s chat about headboards. So these days, anything goes with regards to a head board. You don’t have to stick to the rules. We recently invested in a divan bed and it was fairly cheap.. about £120 for the base (we already had a gorgeous mattress) BUT.. alas, no headboard came with it and I certainly wasn’t paying a fortune for an upholstered … Continue reading Do you wanna build a headboard?
“We should do up the hallway” I said one day. My husband just looked at me blankly and nodded. He doesn’t mind what I do in the house decor wise, infact I often joke I could paint pink polka dots on the majority of the walls and it would still take him a day or two to realise. So he really leaves this stuff up … Continue reading Hallway project
Howdy.. so let’s talk kitchens. Putting in a kitchen is a big investment right? So it’s worth doing right and paying someone to do it for you? Well sure.. absolutely, if you feel that maybe it goes a little past your skill set.. but with just a power screwdriver, drill and some sweat (and a few tears maybe) you can DIY your kitchen. When we … Continue reading you CAN do it yourself
Meet the wreck. This is our “dream home” from the second we moved in we were doing things to it to make her livable. Cleaning was the first order of the day as the level of muck was incredible. It was as if nobody had cleaned her for year. The windows were thick with yellow gunge, the dust was almost at avalanche stage and don’t … Continue reading let’s get ready to rumble..
December the 7th 2016 was the date we sold our little flat. It had been home to us for 2 lovely years since moving back to Scotland. Victorian in style, we enjoyed high ceilings, beautiful detailing, period features and wonky walls galore. We loved it, but now that we had become a family of four we needed more space. We needed a family house, a … Continue reading Finding the wreck…