We have the oldest, crankiest boiler in the world. But, for as long as it still heats our house safely and (fairly) effectively then I am happy to make do and mend until such time as we have the finances to afford to replace it. However, not only is the boiler old and cranky, it [...]
Painting woodwork is the arsiest of all home décor tasks. There's just so much of it...and it has all those little nooks and crannies and moulded bits...and you need to worry about paint spreading in multiple directions...down on to your flooring, up on to your walls, over onto your plug points and handles! What a [...]
I don't want anybody thinking that I am such an OCD painter that I take radiators off of walls willy nilly to paint behind them, every time I decorate. I only do it when it's completely necessary. In this case, I was starting to upgrade the utility room and discovered that the previous owners had [...]
When we moved in to our house, the previous owners did as most sellers do and left us some little bits and pieces that they didn't want to take with them to their new home. These included some lush UV-marked curtains covered in cat hair, some desirable 'doctors surgery blue' vertical blinds, and some instaworthy [...]
I think what the title of this post should be is 'how to hang THAT mirror from The Range (you know, that ginormous ridiculously heavy one?!) when you have crappy plasterboard walls' but that seemed too long to be reasonable! I'm sure any interior junkie will know exactly what mirror I am talking about, but, in case you don't follow every interiors account worth following on Instagram, then basically I am referring to a large arched window mirror from The Range home shop made from ivory painted metal...
I find it incredibly difficult to decorate my home at Christmas time because basically anything that twinkles, glitters and decorates otherwise bland surfaces is attractive to me, so how am I meant to choose between all of the options on store shelves? There's just so much variety...colour, style, raw materials...that narrowing options is tough. Therefore, [...]