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Anything creative for your home. Crafts, painting, upcycling, wallpapering, gallery walls, art and DIY

Panelling a Wall – An Easy Guide

Ok, I know you’re all taking a huge deep breath and thinking, really Mel? Another blog post about panelling a wall? You are so 2019!…

Using a Cricut Maker for a Quick Upcycle of a Magazine Rack

Recently, I was asked by Cricut UK if I had any small DIY projects I wanted to do and I immediately thought about a magazine…

How to Transform Built-In Wardrobes for a Modern Look

I have a confession to make, I’ve never been a fan of built-in wardrobes and when we moved into our new house, my first thoughts…

Colourful Ideas for a Boys’ Bedroom – My Son’s Bedroom Makeover.

I find boys’ bedrooms so hard to design and I probably spend the most time trying to come up with ideas for my Son’s bedroom…

5 Fun Garden Party Ideas for the Summer

It is no secret that I like a good garden party and if I can create a theme, even better! My daughter’s birthday is at…

How to Transform Your Garden for £300

I know it’s probably tipping it down with rain where you are at the moment and you’re looking out of the window at your garden…

How to Start a Successful Blog – Part 1

How often have you thought, I just need to start a blog! Have you been toying with the idea for a while now but you…

4 Quick and Easy DIY Crafts for Christmas

Holidays are coming, holidays are coming. I swear Christmas seems to creep up on us earlier every year but I think this year it is…

How to Have Fun with Halloween Décor

It gets bigger and better every year doesn’t it? No, not my ever-expanding waistline… Halloween! I remember celebrating it as a child, we’d dress up as witches by putting a black bin liner over our heads…

A Quick and Easy Upcycle of a Welsh Dresser with Dulux

I wouldn’t say I’m the world’s best painter or upcycler, in fact I can be a bit slapdash at times. But what I do love…

10 Easy Steps to Putting Up a Gallery Wall

Do you have a wonderful collection of art work but are not sure how to display it? Gallery walls are so easy to put up and arrange and with Command strips, it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake. You can pull the strips away from the wall and start again leaving no damage.

How To Paint Your Bath and Give Your Bathroom the Wow Factor

A bit like kitchens, bathrooms can be extremely pricey to update or completely renovate. When we renovated our house, we completely gutted our bathroom and started again as the bath was leaking, there were holes in the walls to the point that you could see through to outside world and a lot of the tiles were either chipped or falling off…

Introducing the Whimsically Wonderful Wilderie Collection by Emma J Shipley

I have been an admirer of Emma’s wonderfully colourful, whimsical and nature inspired prints for a while now. I was first introduced to Emma’s work when I was gifted an amazing Kruger fabric chair in pink which sits proudly in my office and always receives a lot of compliments and her new Wilderie Collection is no exception…