It’s easy to create a cheap and unique piece of furniture by upcycling. And also a great way to recycle and be environmentally friendly. I had such fun glamming up this Shreiber retro sideboard and am excited to share with you how I did it!
We’ve had our new plantation shutters for a few weeks now and I will NEVER go back to curtains. My latest blog post goes through the process of buying and fitting these gorgeous shutters, and I have a fab DISCOUNT CODE for you too (if you use the code I will get a small amount of commission).
It’s Caradise’s 1st birthday today! Exactly one year since my first blog post. I’ve still got loads of ideas on things I want to do to the house and garden. The hardest part is making the time to do them. I’ve spent the first half of this year getting everything else in my life more organised and up to date to try to allow more time for the blog. So it’s been super busy, creating a bottleneck effect with my to-do list. Speaking of bottles…
As we’re having a heatwave, why not get out in the garden? My latest blog post is how Andy and I (mostly Andy!) made a wine bottle screen for our garden.
Now that the sun has finally made an appearance, it’s time to think about how to decorate your outdoor space. Just think of your garden as an extension of the house and have fun styling it up. What better way than to add some glam lighting to your outside area with my simple DIY solar chandelier.
I hope you had a great Easter! I know it’s been ages since my last blog post. I feel like I’m juggling so many things at the moment that I decided to cut myself some slack and take a little break. I’m working towards producing more regular posts in the future, but please bear with me in the meantime.
Now with Easter over, it’s that time of year to get your interior Spring ready, so what better way than to add some flowers to your home as I’ve done in my latest post.
I hope the freezing weather isn’t getting you down too much and you’re managing to keep warm! Whilst you’re waiting for spring to spring, why not get busy with a home DIY project to pass the time, and also make your interior look fab (win-win). I’ve been meaning to upcycle a stool in my loft for ages, that’s been there since we moved. The one I had in my bathroom just wasn’t doing it for me. I’m super happy with my new transformed bathroom stool.
If you haven’t already got some belly baskets in your life then why not? They are super useful and versatile, and can be used in any room of your home. Some of the embellished baskets are quite pricey, so I’ve come up with a few of my own decorations that are cheap and easy to achieve and you can make them bespoke to your taste and colour scheme.
I know it’s been a while since my last post (sorry). Andy and I have been busy organising and hosting a Halloween/Fireworks party which has become a family tradition in recent years. I’ve also not escaped the dreaded cough/cold/lurgy that’s been doing the rounds so I’ve been ill with that too! Anyway, I’ve been planning to make this copper plant pot stand for a while and have finally got round to it, so head on over the the blog to see my DIY tutorial on how to create this on-trend accessory for your home.
Let’s remember it’s still summer, despite the recent downpours (if you live in the UK!). I’m determined to embrace the sunny days so am continuing with my garden theme. If you read my recent post ‘My Instant Garden Bar Area’, you’ll have seen the cool wall art ‘Roll With It’ sign that I made to help style up the area. It was super cheap, quick, and easy to make. We all have pictures hanging inside the house, so why not outside! You can make this DIY outdoor wall art and add some decoration to your garden too.
You don’t have to spend lots of money to have something ‘new’. Simply painting garden furniture that’s seen better days can give it a new lease of life, cost you less, and help the environment to boot.
We’ve had a dark green bistro set for around 15-20 years (it lived under the pergola at our old house). I wanted a small table and chairs set to sit on our new stone circle in the garden, but the ones I looked at weren’t cheap. So I decided to paint the old set, and I have to say it’s made a MASSIVE difference.
There is only one thing better than receiving a gift box that has been made especially for you, and that is to make and give a gift box to family or friends. In my opinion, presents that someone has put thought into and have a unique personal touch, mean so much more than something bought off the shelf. Do you agree? If so, read on for my DIY gift box tutorial.
Unless you’ve been living on another planet for the past few years, you’ll know that artificial flowers (and plants) are back, and playing a major part in today’s interior design schemes. And lucky for us all they are far superior to their 70’s counterparts! So much so, that it’s sometimes difficult to tell them from the real thing. So why not make your own artificial flower arrangement to accessorise your home.
I’m always looking at ways of being creative and doing things on the cheap for the same end result, and buying an artificial flower arrangement in a vase can be pricey.
So, this is my very first blog post (eeeek!). Hopefully there will be somebody reading it (hi Mum). Well here goes…
There is great satisfaction in creating something yourself, and doing so allows you to make it bespoke to your taste and interior design scheme. Upcycling furniture is a great way to transform an item, as I did with my upcylced cocktail cabinet. Add to this that you’re helping to reduce landfill–it’s a win, win situation as far as I’m concerned!