The Secret to Painting IKEA Furniture

I think nearly every time I've shared a post where I've hacked some piece of Ikea furniture, I've had questions over email and social media about the best way to paint it. Most Ikea pieces are really inexpensive because they lend themselves so well to...

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How to Create a Floral and Pine Christmas Centrepiece

I know I said that my DIY Gold and Marble Coasters would be my last DIY of the year but I completely forgot that I still had this one to share! So it's a little bonus one to finish off the year. If you saw my Christmas table setting, you will have seen this gorgeous...

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Glam Marble & Gold DIY Coasters

I'm back with one last DIY of the year and I think you're going to like these totally glam marble and gold DIY coasters! They are inexpensive, super simple to make and yet manage to look gorgeous at the same time. I really love how these came out and they'll...

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DIY Kelly Wearstler ‘Channels’ Inspired Gold Tray

I can never have too many trays. That's just a fact. But finding cute, clever and inexpensive ones is not quite as easy. I have loads already at home but I of course, wanted another - something fun and graphic in my favourite finish. Gold, of course. As you may know...

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How to Join Minerva Acrylic Worktops

So the last you saw the kitchen, we had happily completed all the cutting we needed to do on the Carrara marble effect acrylic worktops from Minerva. Wayne did an awesome job of cutting out the sink and installing the tap as well (so screw you, Craig!) so all that was...

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DIY Hanging Planter – From Industrial to Glam!

You may recall that recently I was invited to Rose & Grey's new showroom in Altrincham. Whilst I was there, I spotted a cute hanging planter in the shop. It was quite industrial in it's design (which as you probably know by now, isn't really my kind of thing) but...

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VIDEO: DIY Fragrance Diffuser with Essential Oils

If you live in the UK or have been watching the news recently, you'll know that things have been a bit crazy here in the UK. With the majority vote to leave the European Union and all the ramifications and fears that have followed, I'm personally still trying to come...

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VIDEO: How to Create a Faux Marble Shelf

You all know my obsession with marble-effect contact paper or sticky back plastic as it's known here in the UK. I have used it throughout my home for various projects - you can see my marble topped chest of drawers, the floating vanity we created for the dressing room...

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VIDEO: How to Make Soy Wax Candles with Essential Oils

As much as I love beautiful scented candles from the shop, I'm not so thrilled about how much they cost or how quickly they are gone! So when I realised how easy and inexpensive it was to create my own, a new hobby was born. I've been making my own candles for quite...

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VIDEO: How to Make Cheap Faux Plants Look More Expensive

If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you'll know that one of the biggest myths I try to dispel is that you need shed loads of cash to have a beautiful home. Even if you have a limited budget (and isn't that most of us?), with a little creativity...

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Glam DIY Bread Bin and My New Ruffoni Jars

I know that there is no such thing as a 'glamorous' bread bin. I know this because I tried to find one and failed miserably. Perhaps bread isn't sexy enough to warrant fabulous storage - it has very rustic roots in tradition and craft. It's not the kind of thing one...

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Jonathan Adler Malachite Coasters Knockoff DIY

So I was perusing Jonathan Adler's website recently, looking at all the beautiful dreamy offerings that would entail remortgaging to afford and came across a set of fabulous black and gold malachite style coasters. At £78 for the set of four, they are definitely an...

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DIY Christmas Candle with Essential Oils

*This post is the third of a 3-part series of making your own home made gift set using essential oils! Check out my DIY Christmas Rooms Spray and my DIY Soap with Essential Oils - all with downloadable labels to make a matching set!* So it's Black Friday if you...

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DIY Christmas Soap with Essential Oils

*This post is the second of a 3-part series of making your own home made gift set using essential oils! Check out my DIY Christmas Room Spray and my DIY Candle with Essential Oils - all with downloadable labels to make a matching set!* So, on Friday, I shared with you...

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