Steamer Trunk Coffee Table – upcycle project

Upcycling / repurposing is a great way of creating one-off pieces on a budget and totally bespoke to your interiors, where you get to decide on colour, finishes and purpose of use. A few reasons why you might consider this DIY project: It looks great! Eclectic, an original and quirky piece with a story behind

Woodchip wallpaper – take it (off) or leave it?

Woodchip wallpaper – what is it? Woodchip wallpaper is a type of decorating material consisting of two layers of paper with wood fibres in between. Different kinds of ingrain (wood-chip) wallpaper are distinguished by the size and form of the fibre pieces. It became very popular in Germany in the 1920’s as a decorating wallpaper.

Bathroom Renovation planning guide

When it comes to DIY, bathroom renovation is one of the trickiest ones in the house. It involves more work and thought than other rooms in the house. It can also be one of the most expensive projects to complete, while you will have to live with the design you’ve decided on for a long

Dining Room DIY Renovation – part 1

A girl with a sledge hammer? Not using builders? DIY renovation of a Victorian dining room while her toddler is napping? Can she pull it off…? It was a sunny September day, still a bit warmer than expected for this time of year. As per my daily routine I had few hours ‘to spare’ when

Quick and easy step by step guide on how to make an eye pillow

How to make an eye pillow? Perfect for yoga classes, meditation and relaxation when you are at home or on the go. … and a cute little gift for a yoga-loving friends. If you’ve used eye pillows before  – I don’t have to advertise them any further… If you haven’t… well, you have to try!

Charity shop bric-a-brac china plates as an eclectic wall feature

Who knew that charity shop finds can look so stylish?   ? For a colourful and quirky display hang various plates on the wall. They will look fab on a grey or white backdrop but try on different colours to match your scheme. For secure hanging use invisible disc plate hangers which you just stick at