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It needs something...

My fire surround is just missing something...I dont want patterned tiles in it because I have far too many going around the walls. I thought about making it a chalk board..any ideas...anyone!!!


Paper tile transfers

My paper tiles that I made are holding up well..The sunlight hasnt faded them, and they can be wiped down when dirty.
I need to get the other side redone, it was my first attempt when that side was tiled and I used the wrong paper and ink and the sun light faded them..it did take a few years to fade though!



Small Kitchen storage ideas..

When I first moved into my house I thought my kitchen was huge!!
My last kitchen you couldnt swing a cat in so this was a breath of fresh air.
Now it seems so wee...
I have to find all sorts of ways to fit in my kitchen accessories.
I put a rail on the back of my welsh dresser (now a kitchen island).


Fire surround

A wee before and after of the fire surround...


Kitchen Fire Surround.

Had to find somewhere for this little guy after being replaced by my gorgeous Louis fire surround in the bedroom. The only place I could find was a space in the Kitchen ..
Built a hearth with 3 sample floor tiles, put a back on it, and tiled above with some leftover tiles from another project, walloped chalk paint all over...finished it all in a few hours and annoyed at myself for not taking my time and having no patience


Antique Burr Walnut Cocktail Cabinet upcycle.

Theres no doubt this was a beautiful piece to start with.
I had no need for a drinks cabinet but what I did need was more storage in the bedroom.


Cocktail Cabinet Revamp.

I love how this piece turned out.
I layered it with 3 different colours and sanded back to show through the different colours.
Pink, Mustard and Linen white.
I painted the inside and gave it a shelf.
I also added some plaster relief work to the doors..


I just dont think that colour would have looked nice in the bedroom..


Much more practical than a drinks cabinet...especially for someone who doesnt drink.




More Louis..

I had an early night last night..
I just lay in  bed for a while enjoying the beauty..
I cant wait to start working on the cocktail cabinet for my clothes...:)


Louis Hearth and fire surround

It took me 2 days...It was worth it though :)


Bedroom on a budget.

Bedroom on a budget..
Charity shop finds, sale products and all my own D.I.Y.
Wall panels and door frames all my own work and very proud of them :)



Louis Plaster Fire Surround

I have been wanting one of these since I started this blog in 2012... Can you imagine my excitement when I walked in to a charity shop in Hawick last week and seen this....battered, discoloured and plaster crumbling little guy for £50.00

I never bought it..my son talked me out of it, saying I had no room for it... A full day went by and I just couldnt forget..where to put it played over and over in mind...where could I put it..bathroom? no...hallway?..no just forget it...you have no space...MY BEDROOM!! I can remove the existing one and put it there... The next day came and I watched the clock until 9am...hoping and praying no-one had found it...by 9.03 it was mine!!

The first job I had was to plaster all the missing bits which you dont see in the picture... Then a coat of chalk paint... but it was to grey for me I wanted a more linen colour...

 Next job was the hearth the one that was aready there was way to small. I used some more vinyl tiles I had left over from the hallway to mak…

Upcycled Chimenia

Having a day off from work after a few months of exhausting non stop sewing :)..

My garden is starting to look really boring with no colour..
Everything faded and worn and rusty from the winter...
I just mixed some leftover paint and acrylic floor varnish that I found in the shed...
Gave this old chiminea a wipe down and a wee coat of paint...
Dont know how long it will last....
The paint is still wet lol...





A great day at Selkirk Farmers Market.

I was so excited that I couldnt sleep the night before...
I woke up at 5 in the morning..I was shattered by opening time at 9.30am.
It was all worth it though it was such a wonderful atmosphere.
Most important though was spending quality time with my son which never seems to happen these days. :)