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Monthly Archives: July 2016

High Street Honeys

Who doesnt love a Bargain? Ive been doing some research on some of the best affordable home buys available on the market right now

 

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Summer House Inspiration

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I don’t have the space at home for a Summer House but that doesn’t stop me from swooning over those that do. There’s something very special about these outdoor havens, whether its a spot to have a glass of wine, a cup of tea, to read, write, play or just a place where you can look out onto your garden and relax, they’re an essential part of many peoples outdoor spaces and you can certainly see why. Through my Instagram I have come across some amazing and Inspiring accounts, four of which have kindly allowed me to share with you their Summer Houses.

7 Ideas For A Walled Garden

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I love a garden with Walls! I dont know what it is, maybe its the feeling of privacy, maybe its because walls give the illusion that its another room, or maybe and this is what im leaning towards that you can decorate those walls however you like..add shelves,hanging baskets, mirrors,vertical gardens, birdhouses,fireplaces, art! The possibilities are endless.

Upcycled Washstand

 

I had always wanted a twin sink unit in the bathroom but there was nothing out there that I fancied, one option would have been to have a good quality bespoke unit made, but not really in my Budget..So I had to get a little Inventive.

Repurposed Furniture

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Now this is something I do a lot of, I love giving something, unused, unloved, or broken a new lease of life and new purpose..plus its fun! I hate to throw anything away so I always try and find an alternative use for something that has ultimately just lost its sparkle!

Gold Stripe Lamp Makeover

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So following on from my new obsession with gold! I decided to do a little makeover on a lamp id fallen out of love with, heres what it looked like before.

How to make Patterned Candles

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Hello friends! How pretty are patterned candles ?

This is one that I made, im going to do a quickie picture tutorial and show you lovely lot how you can make your own.

Alcove Office

 

I would love to have my own room for a desk, somewhere I can escape and blog to my hearts content, however I am morphing slowly into the old women who lived in a shoe,had so many children, well you know the rest! So I commandeered an alcove, its now my alcove and I get to make this 2 sq metre vast space into something pretty and functional. Where to start…well the basics first, Desk, Chair and Shelves.

When it came to the desk I wanted something classic but unique…go ahead and type that into google and you’ll get a whole lot of beautiful desks but at a pretty hefty price. Now I have often thought that Id like to invest in a piece of classic furniture that will last forever, however I learned a long time ago that I cant be precious about the things in my home, with 4 kiddies there will be spills,there will be felt tip on newly painted walls,there will be scratches, there will be dribble,there will be tyre tracks on new carpet, there will be a river of milk and orange juice in the boys bedroom after one of them emptied the contents of 4 cartons all over the floor and splashed it everywhere while everyone was still in bed…ah the great Milk and Juice fiasco of 2013…good times!  So I have adopted the approach that if its not wipeable, paintable or replaceable then its really not gonna survive the Haworths!

So onto the desk.. enter Ebay. I got this little beauty for £25.00 heres the before Pic

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It was a dark Oak colour and had a leather top, I removed the leather, removed the handles, I painted it white and gave it spanking new gold cup handles and in place of the leather I used pretty wipeable vinyl adhesive backed paper. The Retro Eiffel pastel blue chair was from ebay, the shade of blue is gorgeous and it works perfectly with this space.

 

For the shelves it was good old Ikea and at only £10.00 each you cant grumble.

 

 

Ok so now the other stuff, the pretties, the little details that show your personality, the stuff that makes your space personal to you. Now on a previous post pastel takeover my hubby had asked me not to put any pink in my plans…I swear I tried I really did and im going to give myself credit here because I could of really gone to town, the blue chair was very nearly candyfloss pink but I resisted, see… progress!

The magazine files, storage box, picture frames and plant pots were from Ikea. The Skeleton clock which I just love was from Ebay , the Retro Style lamp was also from ebay, the Zig Zag notebooks were from Home bargains and my polkadot sewing machine was from John Lewis all the other little pieces are things I already had.

The prints in the frames are from Freddie The kid, the pale pink and gold just make them pop and even my husband likes them….he’s definately coming round to my way of thinking!

Drum roll…the full cost to transform my little nook was £160 which Im pretty happy about and so is the hubby!

 

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Super Easy Crate Table

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Good morning everyone,I thought id show you the Crate Table/Plant Stand I made for the bathroom and how I did it.

Pastel Takeover

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My hubby has finally let me into “his room” That sounded wrong lol, we dont have seperate bedrooms or anything like that, but on occasion when he wants to watch guy stuff on the tv like Top Gear or any other petrol head type programme which I cant stand, then he escapes to his room, which he really dosnt use that often but its his space when he needs it to be. Its a perfectly fine room, it has a large squishy leather sofa, open fire, a stupidly large tv and absolutely no throw cushions at all…and thats how he likes it, however it is not pretty and I rarely go in there.

Kitchen Before and After

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Around this time last year, we started on our Kitchen makeover, I had waited a long time for my pretty kitchen and when the time came to finally get started ..I was beyond happy!  Below are the different stages and how we did it.

Wire Mannequin Planter Tutorial

This is our Pink Lady, aint she pretty!

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I thought id write a short tuturial detailing how I gave her a pretty pink skirt.

Homemade Emma Bridgewater Tiles

Today im going to run through how I made the tiles for our feature fireplace in our Bathroom, its really easy and so much fun! If any of you lovely lot decide to give it a go id love to see your creations, tag me via my Instagram

Bathroom Before and After

I was so excited to finally get stuck in to the bathroom renovation, like always I had my little pad full of ideas on what we wanted versus what we could afford.Our budget was only £1300 and I was determined to get my dream bathroom out of it.

Garden Makeover

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When we bought our home I was a little put out when I saw the size of the back garden which is 28.5 sq metres (306 sq ft) as I had always wanted a huge garden but I loved the house so I decided that id have to get a little inventive with our outdoor space to make it work for us.

Above is how our garden looks now