Dining Room Tour

Since moving house, I have been overjoyed that we finally have a space to create a dining area.  As much as I enjoy curling up on the sofa with a bite whilst watching Netflix, there have been so many clothing casualties from a stray baked bean or spoonful of spaghetti missing my mouth. I couldn’t wait to bid farewell to the dinner tray and create a candlelit area to tuck in and reflect on the day.

There are still a few finishing touches to add but I am so happy with this space and I am eager to show it off to friends at our housewarming party. What do you think?

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DIY Copper Magazine Rack

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.

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3 Chic Books For Your Coffee Table

Some books were destined for far greater things than hanging around on dusty book shelves; they deserve to take a centre stage – on the coffee table.

Displaying beautiful book covers can make your living area feel more vibrant but they also serve a greater purpose too. Coffee table books are perfect for entertaining as they capture your interests and spark conversation with house guests.

Vintage cocktail books, books that teach you how to be Parisian and reimagined book covers from childhood classics, there are so many offerings you’re spoilt for choice.

Read on to discover my recommendations of three chic books that are bound to make your eyes pop.

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Upcycling Furniture.

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.

before and after

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