Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Firstly I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year! So, I know I have been MIA for quite a while now and I thought that before I come back to writing and finishing the posts I started that I would tell you all what has been going on. In June 2016… So long ago now; we found out I was pregnant after trying for a short period of time to have a baby, I say this because it really…

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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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I’m back with exciting news…..

I’m back with exciting news…..

Hi everyone! I know I’ve been quiet recently but I have been putting together an online shop on Etsy, which you can access from this blog. I’m so excited about it and will be blogging about the items I will have for sale on there.  Plus watch this space for posts on the redecorating of our house we moved into just before Christmas. This year is off to an exciting & busy start and I can’t wait to share my…

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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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Hello world!

Hello world!

Hi, I’m Mel. I created Just Add Inspiration to share my love of transforming furniture and interiors; giving them a new lease of life and purpose. In this blog I’ll show you step by step, how I have renovated and enhanced movable and static items within a home.  Even the smallest change can give a fantastic result. My aim will be to show you new projects I undertake and I’ll be documenting the products that I use and why I…

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