Here I am again babbling on about cost effective DIY projects and this time it’s the turn of the magazine rack/vinyl holder. I am particularly proud of this one because I feel that the finished product could happily mingle with fancy homewares in the likes of Anthropologie, Oliver Bonas and West Elm, it would totally fit in. In fact, I’m just going to throw it out there that this is my favourite DIY project to date.
You know me; I’m all about a bargain. Why should you pay an absolute fortune for something when you can create your own for the fraction of the price? Bag yourself a steal with this cheeky DIY memo board.
I am THE definition of an English Rose and I have always resented the fact that my Mum would smother me in patchy factor 50 and make me wear a T-shirt whilst swimming, it wasn’t a great look, but neither is sunburn!
This year I decided to look a little more put together by adding a staple piece to my holiday wardrobe, a sun hat with an interesting twist. Read on to find out how to create this simple DIY.
If you’re a first time home owner, building everything up from scratch can be costly. There are multiple things to consider such as fitting kitchens, tiling bathrooms or buying that really gorgeous and yet expensive wallpaper that you simply MUST have. I predict that when I eventually buy my first home I will be living off tins of baked beans!
So, I have decided to be a little prepared by collecting cheap pieces of furniture from antique shops and then giving them a lick of paint to give them a whole new look.
I’m an avid user of Pinterest and after stumbling upon wire signs on a pin board I immediately fell in love.
I was directed to the Anthropologie website where unfortunately they were completely out of stock. My jaw dropped and for a moment I was gutted but then I thought why not give it a go myself. That way I can create something more personal like my favourite lyrics, a quote that inspires me or even something basic like ‘Welcome’.
That’s the beauty of DIY; you see something inspiring and then you put your own spin on it. If you were to create your own wire sign, what would it say?
Ever since I created my decoupage table it has become a beautiful centre piece in our living room. Believe it or not the original table I purchased for this D.I.Y only cost me £5! It was originally meant to be £10 but I fluttered my eyelashes and pointed out a large scratch along the surface. So always try to barter when purchasing second hand furniture, because you never know- you could bag a complete bargain. An added bonus was that I could use the pennies I had saved to buy some floral craft paper from Paperchase for my chosen design.
To be frank, rented spaces can be annoying and I for one cannot wait to get my own place. I can’t wait to splash a bit of colour on the walls and hang a picture without the worry of filling in puncture holes. However, having said that I also love how the limitations of my rental allow me to think outside the box and be creative with my decorations.
Here are a few little touches that have made my rented space seem a lot more inviting and somewhere that I feel proud to call home.