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Project Seven – Wardrobe and Changing Table Make-over

Project Seven – Wardrobe and Changing Table Make-over

Hi all, When I wrote the Nursery post I talked briefly about the changing table and wardrobe I had acquired second hand and gave a new lease of life to, in this post I will explain how I went about it. I worked on each item one after the other but as the treatments were very similar I will talk about them together here. Luckily both items didn’t need any repair work as such, it was purely renovation apart from…

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Project Six – Nursery

Project Six – Nursery

Decorating a nursery ready for a new baby is a wonderful part of a pregnancy journey and I couldn’t wait to get started on ours. To say the room that was to become Thomas’s nursery was a blank canvas wouldn’t be correct, the walls were purple, the gloss work was pink and we had been using the room as a storage room so it was full of items that needed moving. Once the room was empty we needed to sort…

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Project Five – Kitchen Wall Tile Makeover

Project Five – Kitchen Wall Tile Makeover

Since we moved into our home we have been working our way around each room decorating, luckily most rooms just needed a lick of paint on the walls, however our kitchen needed more than this. We couldn’t afford to put in new units or completely redecorate so we decided to start with the horrible dated tiles on the walls. They weren’t even one colour, each tile was cream at the top and then in an ‘ombre’ effect went down to…

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Project Four – Roman Blind

Project Four – Roman Blind

  I must start this post with an apology for the delay, I have been having some technology related issues (laptops who’d have em’???) but now I have finally been able to finish my post…Enjoy! I wanted to do something to the Kitchen to brighten it up a bit before we decided what to do with cupboards and work tops.  After some thought I decided to add a Roman Blind, the window is quite big so it worked out cheaper…

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Project Three – Front Garden

Project Three – Front Garden

  I’ve been quiet for a while but we have been busy sorting the house, decorating and going through boxes… Soon i’ll be blogging about different rooms we are tackling… but first…   Over the Easter weekend with the weather being so nice, we decided to give our front garden a make over that it desperately needed. The trellis was brittle, the grass was patchy in many areas and just didn’t look appealing. I have always wanted a garden full of beautiful home…

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Keeping it rustic

Keeping it rustic

I love the idea of using wood and keeping it as natural as possible, not playing around with it too much.  While out for a walk with my other half we came across some gorgeous Chestnut Logs, they were the perfect diameter for making natural coasters… My Dad was kind enough to cut them up for me as we were using a band saw and I didn’t want to lose a finger!! It was amazing how many discs we could…

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Project Two – Dressing Table

Project Two – Dressing Table

For a long time now I have been looking for a dressing table and haven’t been able to find one until I saw one at the end of a driveway with a ‘for sale’ sign attached, I couldn’t believe my luck as the current owner only wanted £20 for it. I couldn’t wait to give it a new lease of life and decided to strip the varnish off and paint the drawers of the dressing table to match a chest…

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Project One – Conservatory Renovation.

Project One – Conservatory Renovation.

My mum and her husband recently decided to renovate their conservatory and give the room a face-lift.  As well as decorating the walls with fresh paint and putting up contrasting wallpaper, I felt that the varnished window sills needed attention.  The varnish was old and worn and needed to be stripped back. I started by using Liberon Fine Wood Stripper in metre long sections, applying it with a paint brush.  Once applied I left this on for 20 – 30 minutes,…

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