Saturday, 28 January 2017

Spare Room Shelfie - WIP

I weirdly love coming across a beautifully displayed shelf. I actually have an entire pinterest board dedicated to beautiful shelves. This is a work in progress amongst my Flamingo spare bed room. I have a gold, marble & white theme which I wanted to continue in the shelving. I didn't particularly need a shelf in this space but I did need to break up a large space of white wall and definitely didn't need another mirror in there. I spray painted some classic wooden shelf brackets gold and placed a standard white shelf board from B&Q on top of it. I haven't bought anything for it yet as I'm not sure what it's final use will be so I placed some off cuts of the wall paper in frames to balance it out. Some marble vinyl in an A3 frame behind some trinkets I had lying around. 

It's a work in progress as I'd like to place from frames on the wall behind it and bring in some small mirrored items in front to add depth but I'm happy with it for now. 

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

January Homeware Sale Haul - 2017

Picked up quite a few bits for the house in the January sales this month - most of which I had my eye on when they were full price - winning! 

Fur Cushion Covers - Unscented Gold Candle - Bear Candlestick - Gold Mirror - Moss Knit Cushions - M&S Large 3 Wick Candle - Marble Soap Dispenser from HomseSense 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Kitchen Cocktail Art

I love the colours in my kitchen but it was quickly becoming a sea of grey, white & marbles with the odd flash of metallic thrown in. I needed a little colour on this large white wall to break it up a little. I found these chalkboard prints by Lily & Val and just fell in love. I framed them in the Fiskbo white Ikea frames that were just £1.50. They are our four favorite cocktails - not only do they look good it's pretty handy to have the recipes to hand on the wall like this when having drinks with friends too. 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Hallway Update Inspiration

The main house renovation I want to complete before Summer comes is ripping out our current stair case and put in proper spindles & carpet that isn't yellow! Here's some of my current inspiration for what I want to achieve (all photo's from Pinterest) Saving all of my dream hallways here whilst I work out how I'm going to do it. 

Sunday, 8 January 2017

2017 House Goals - Making Lists

I love the start of a new year it's a chance to have a good clear out, work out what my 2017 goals are & make plans for the next 12 months. 2016 was a great year for us we ticked so much off of our house to do list and it's lovely to be in a more relaxed DIY space for this year. The beginning of last year was a mad whirlwind of removing wallpaper, sanding, filling & painting everything white pretty much every weekend & evening we had a spare few hours. It's so lovely to this year start enjoying the little space we've made home and not be so urgent about house updates as I can happily sit here knowing there isn't a spot of cream within these walls. 

We're obviously not finished though & I guess we never will be there's always some design or colour I want to give a go for us the main tick list for 2017 is: 

  • Rip out the current solid paneled stair case & replace with spindles & a simple wooden handrail 
  • Put laminate flooring in the downstairs hallway
  • Have stairs & upstairs hall carpeted in something that isn't yellow! 
  • Create floor to ceiling 'pantry style larder' in the kitchen 
  • Create a cupboard around the boiler
  • Paint kitchen floor 
  • Tile bathroom floor 
There's obviously lots of smaller projects I'd like to do as well like change curtain rails, update all of the light switches & fixings that are left but above is the main focus for the year. 

So excited for 2017 I have a good feeling about this year! 

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Bathroom Cabinet Handles

I love the built in storage in my bathroom for it's practicality but it's not completely to my style. I eventually want to remove the shaker door fronts and change them to slab gloss doors. However they aren't offensive or top of my priority list. I did however see these beautiful door handles in M&S for just £3.50 each and thought they'd make a nice change compared with the little white plastic ones on the cupboards before.