Tag Archives: interiors

A Country Style Bedroom

country style steiff bear

If you a regular reader, you probably know that last year we spend a lot of time renovating and extending our wee home. This included converting the garage into a master bedroom. Structurally, the room was finished and we moved our bed out of the living room, just in time to put up the Christmas tree. Since then, pretty much nothing has happened. (I think I hibernate in the winter months!)

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Getting Ready for Christmas – Featuring Tesco NI

Holly and berries

Christmas season is upon us, and I am not ready. Of course I am not ready! Is anyone ever actually ready in advance? Have your homes been cleaned from top to bottom? Cards all written? Presents all wrapped? Are your children’s eyes twinkling with magic and delight, while they behave impeccably in anticipation of the big day? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please share the secret of your success!

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boys bedroom

New bedrooms: an extension update.

Hello, hello! I  know I have fallen out of my usual blogging routine, but this past couple of weeks has been busier than ever. Though I have actual real progress on the house extension, and pictures to prove it! We have two more bedrooms, and as Mr C would say, we are so pleased as we have  had enough of having to walk sideways!

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Graham and Brown Collection

Decorating with Graham and Brown

Now that my building work is progressing nicely, I have purchased nearly everything I need in terms of fixtures and fittings. This means I can start to turn my mind to the more exciting task of choosing decorative items! In fact, when Graham and Brown offered to help me out it meant I had to do just that!

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Make your own washi tape

DIY Washi Tape

As a lover of all things homemade and handcrafted, I have been watching the Washi Tape craze grow and grow. I love the idea of patterned tapes – such a fabulous concept! There is an enormous selection of Washi Tapes available to buy on the market, so much so, I have failed to purchase any as I couldn’t decide on a preferred pattern! I am also a bit of a hoarder, and I struggle to throw out pretty things, especially some of the beautiful gift wrap I receive. So I decided to make some DIY Washi Tape, using some scraps of fabric and paper I had in the house. It was so easy, and can transform the plainest of objects! Here’s how:

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