DIY: Cushioned, Upholstered Ottoman

I have always dreamt of having a cushioned ottoman acting as a coffee table at the centre of a beautiful, light living room with many windows and a fireplace. This dream had for a while been pushed aside (I mean, have you seen the prices of these things?) Until now. I was blog-surfing (strictly Home … Continue reading

DIY: Rustic Stencil Storage Chest

This DIY is fabulous and I’m definitely going to give it a go as soon as possible! It turns out to be really cheap but looking far from it. The drawers are TARVA, £125, IKEA. You can also get smaller versions if you like. My favourite thing about this chest is the fact that the … Continue reading

And a partridge in a black frame!

Here’s what I was talking about in my last post, ‘Make your own: Vintage Prints’ (see last post link at bottom of page). It’s a good talking point this little picture, and cheap as the handkerchief was free from a press show! Make sure you iron it if you’re going to do this and don’t … Continue reading

Make your own: Vintage Prints

OKA is definitely the sort of place I would shop for my home if I had a lot more money. But until then, I’m quite happy dreaming and waiting and mimicking their looks with cheaper finds. This time I have my mind set on their Georgian Townhouse set. Fantastic, isn’t it? But pricey too. This … Continue reading

DIY: Make a book ledge

If you liked the bookcase/book ledge leaning against the wall in my last post and want to recreate it, here’s a great DIY tutorial from The Harpster Home. If you don’t like the permanence of sticking them on the wall, think of some other places to put them: an old door, reclaimed wood, lots of … Continue reading

Craft: Make a rustic desk

This is a fantastic craft tutorial for making your very own rustic/shabby chic desk out of an old pallet and some stair rail posts! So what you waiting for, these aren’t hard to get hold of. Ask a local shop for a pallet, usually larger corner shops, and a local hardware store or wood shop … Continue reading