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Uninspiring Kitchen Transformed!

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So we love this new house, but we hate the kitchen. It's SUCH a let down after the gorgeous kitchen we've enjoyed in Brighton. From it's small, challenging 'L' shape to it's boring maple laminate cabinets and white tiles and unexciting basic white … [Read more...]

How to varnish brick or tile floors

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For the Halloween party prep last week I focused on ensuring the corners were clean and the floors are shiny! To the latter, our kitchen floor is half brick half flagstone so a regular wash and wax does not give it any wow factor whatsoever. … [Read more...]

How to Make a Faux Canopy

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Canopies are just beautiful. They transform a bedroom into a magical, flowing, calm space.  Canopies tend to require ample space and my bedroom just isn't large enough for a real canopy.  So I've come up with a simple and highly effective … [Read more...]

Getting Rid of Moth Larvae in Carpet!

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I like to think of myself as someone who tries their best to discourage moths and other pests from setting up camp in my home. With lots of vintage clothing items stored away in my wardrobe, I've always been diligent, using cedar, rosemary and even … [Read more...]

How to Fabric Cover a Table

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I appreciate that not everyone is lucky enough to have a craft room with an art table. Having a padded pvc or oil cloth fabric covered table has many opportunities beyond a craft table though. This type of fabric is very practical and comes in a … [Read more...]

How to Reupholster Furniture

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I'm like MacGuyver with my staple gun. It's one of the items I'd bring with me if I was stranded on a desert island. Among the many great uses, upholstery is a fast and very satisfying project. I learned how to upholster from my mother who in turn … [Read more...]

Easy Sew Curtains

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Jack has a little tree house in our  garden. It was a great experience decorating the interior of this house. After upholstering the footstool for the tree house, Jack replied, "Where are the curtains?" and he was absolutely right. It needed … [Read more...]

Fixing Peeling Wallpaper

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I love wallpaper, it really brightens up rooms and hallways. Living in England though, my wallpaper has quite a rough time in the cold winter months when rain and wind wreak havoc, my wallpaper sometimes begins to peel. I've found a great way to … [Read more...]

Painting Diamonds on Wooden Floors

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This video documents the way I transformed the carpetted entryway of my home into a diamond adnored wooden painted floor. This project was relatively inexpensive especially when I consider how beautiful the final result is. I hope you find this video … [Read more...]