Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Hexagon Tile Obsession

Our front porch is also a bit of a conservatory and has a polygon shape to it that I'm trying to make the common theme in our house. To create the feel that having a conservatory on the front of your house is completely normal. My current obsession is working out which hexagon tiles I can put pretty much everywhere. My first project is covering our table top in them - which ones to pick though. The small size makes them perfect for small craft projects & creating extra interest too quite standard items that need a bit of a facelift. 

This year tiling the bathroom floor properly is a big aim so the theme will probably carry on their too. Along with that I've been picking up coasters & other accessories to fill my home with. 

Friday, 24 February 2017

Multi-Use Spice Racks

The Ikea Bekvam spice racks are ideal little shelves for around the home. At only 10cm deep they can be put pretty much anywhere & come in so handy for so many things without getting in the way. I spray painted them all matt white as the birch finish they come in doesn't go with anything in our house. I popped three in the kitchen for spices & oils that were always getting knocked over in overcrowded cupboards. I also put two up above my dressing table to house glass bottles, foundation that needs to be stood up & every day skin care. At only £3 each they're such a great way to add extra storage for those little things you reach for everyday. 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Succulents Replacing Weekly Flowers

Last year I spent a small fortune on just grabbing a bunch of flowers everytime I did the weekly food shop. This year I want to be more savvy with my money and those little £5's really do add up. I also want more plants in the house so if the need to buy some flowers comes over me I've made the strict resolution to not and to pick up a little plant that will last a lot longer. Luckily for me supermarkets have started stocking succulents so I can create a maintenance free little green collection. Here's a few I picked up in January. 

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Home Fragrance - Pineapple & Coconut, Creating a Signature Scent

When I was little I had this friend that always smelt of vanilla - her mum washed their clothes in it, filled their house with vanilla pot pourri and candles - they all always smelt of it. I always thought I want to be like that have one scent that my family and my home always smell of. I've always loved coconut and in recent years my body sprays, perfumes & shower products all have coconut in them. I'm yet to find anyone that hates the smell of coconut and it reminds me of happier sunnier climates. 

I'm currently loving the pineapple & coconut range from primark. It has a lovely sweet pina colada smell that fills you home with summery vibes (currently searching for a holiday whilst it burns.) I'm also obsessed with the Yankee Candle scent black coconut. It's my number one home fragrance scent - I want to stock up on candles so I can burn it continuously every evening. 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Wire Memo Board

My spare bedroom is kind of a room of everything. I have all my make-up, dressing table etc in their along with my sewing machine & craft bits too. It's the room I do most of my organising in & is where I get ready for work so it needs to have all of life's reminders in too. I considered a pin board for a while but find them a little messy and then came across this idea of having a wire memo board to clip cards, save the dates & tickets too. There are some stupidly pretty ones on the internet but ones that also cost a fortune. I luckily found this framed one in Primark for £6. It was originally a coppery brown tone so I spray painted it white to make it match the room. I'm so happy with it. It needs a few paint touch ups but I was impatient to get it on the wall I couldn't wait.