Im never as happy as when I have a paint brush in my hand, dont bring me Jewellery bring me paint and we’ll be friends forever! It wasnt too long ago that my bathroom had been completely renovated but as is my character I bore of my surroundings quite often..much to my husbands despair. I decided to introduce some, ok a lot of grey into the bathroom, my Washstand, Fireplace, cupboards and doorway were given a makeover with Winter Grey by Rust-oleum, it immediatley brightened up the room and gave the whole space a new, fresh feel.
Ah the horror that is a teenage boys room, babies, pre schoolers little girls who love princesses, little boys who love dinosaurs are all relatively easy to decorate for. Teenage boys… not so much! They want Rappers pinned to their walls, movie posters, or some god awful mad graffiti that hurts your eyes!! But no matter how much he begged for biggie smalls or 2 pac , I convinced him that im sure we could come up with something that wouldnt de-value my home ;0) and something I know he could be proud of.
The hubby and I have made a decision to address a problem that im sure most people have, the mortgage! I can remember the day my letter came through from the bank declaring “Congratulations you’ve been approved” I was so so excited about owning my own home, In my head I had decorated and furnished the place long before the keys were in my hand, the day I collected my keys I had actual butterflies in my tummy, my god, we were going to move into our very own house, no landlord saying…No dogs, No decorating, I absolutely will turn up and spot check the house without any prior notice, No putting nails in the wall, oh and if any problem occurs with damp, leaks and lack of heating…then I will take my own sweet a** time in getting it fixed!!
So I was looking at the numerous plant pots in my home and thinking of ways that I could fancy them up a bit, I wanted to jazz them up by adding some pops of colour and for the hell of it popping a face on a couple of them ;o) It would be quite costly to go out and buy several pots of paint, not to mention time consuming(drying time etc)
Ive got a pink sofa!!! Well, it was only a matter of time wasnt it? and the great thing is, this isnt even a new sofa, its my old Ikea Ektorp given a fabulous velvet pink makeover, I was contacted by the lovely people over at Comfort Works to style their Pale Pink Velvet sofa cover, ermmm the words, Pink & Sofa in the same sentence?..hell yes! I may have spent way more time than I ought too just running my hands over the fabric, its so luxurious and soft and I couldnt wait to snuggle up on it. I had 2 options regarding fit, I could go with Skirted like my old sofa cover or the Snug fit, I went with Snug to show off the the shape of the sofa and give it a more modern look.
Its that time of year, if your lucky! that the sun shines and sitting in the garden becomes much more enjoyable, now as much as I love to sit out there with a cup of tea and admire my flowers my children don’t! they want to play and be entertained by much more than a pretty flower or 2. So me and the hubby decided to make a Sandpit with a twist.
You may have noticed recently, especially if your following me on Instagram, that ive been filling my home with quite a lot of House Plants, all shapes and sizes and all different types of breeds, cacti, Aloe, palms..you name it. They are no doubt beautiful but that wasnt the only reason I bought them, I decided to conduct an experiment, I have Asthma and its been with me since I was a child, over the years it was mainly seasonal and it would generally only flair up during winter. However after the birth of my son 3 years ago it started to affect my daily life, if you are reading this and have Asthma then you will know what I mean when I say it can be quite restrictive, I don’t go anywhere without my inhaler, I have to use it everyday, my Asthma can even flair up while im sleeping, which trust me can be quite scary. So my big question is Can House Plants Help with Asthma??
So I was challenged by the lovely guys over at Rust-oleum to come up with with an Upcycle project using their products, I decided on an Ikea Hack, namely 3 sets of old Malm drawers, i’ve had the drawers a few years and they were long overdue a makeover, originally Oak in colour and uninspiring I knew I could make them look a hell of a lot better. Here’s what they looked like before
Yes! Apartment Therapy, my Interior Bible, my go to site that ive been reading for years has featured my home this month and im ridiculously happy about it. Im sure this was evident by the jumping around I was doing when the email landed on my phone, I spilled hot tea down my top…but was totally worth it! Check out the write up here