A Simple Beginners Guide: When to use a Paint Primer – Hometalk

A Simple Beginners Guide: When to use a Paint Primer – Hometalk

I recently had lunch with a good friend Polly who was keen for some tips on painting a pine bed for one of her boys. She had read the makeover of my pine bookcase here and was inspired to do something similar herself. I was chuffed! Brilliant … send me some photos … what better way to spend a long weekend! Continue reading

Makeover of My Outdoor Light

Makeover of My Outdoor Light

Today I thought I would share a little project I recently completed to try and pretty up my front veranda. The outdoor light was in rather a sad state, with the previous owner painting it to match the bricks. In my continued (and deepening) love affair with chalk paint, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to experiment a little more. So here is a makeover of my outdoor light with chalk paint. Continue reading

Neuromancer by William Gibson – A Book Club Review

Neuromancer by William Gibson – A Book Club Review

It feels like a while since I wrote a book club review … in fact its been about 7 weeks. We postponed our last book club meeting until after Easter and then (confession time) I couldn’t attend due to illness! Laura had chosen the 1984 novel Neuromancer by William Gibson. I was disappointed to miss this months book club as this was the one read I really needed to discuss with the group … but more about why later. Continue reading

Tips For Keeping the Clutter Under Control

Tips For Keeping the Clutter Under Control

Easter has come and gone for this year. I enjoyed spending time with family and of course I ate far too much chocolate. It was also our wedding anniversary – 7 years! Paul and I enjoyed some time together … catching a movie and dinner.  I managed to squeeze in a few projects, which I hope to show you all in the coming weeks. This weekend also marked the end of the 40 bags in 40 days decuttering challenge … so what next? As a final wrap up I thought I would share my tips for keeping the clutter under control … after the challenge ends. Continue reading

5 Top Tips When Decluttering

5 Top Tips When Decluttering

Can you believe that we’re nearly at the end of the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge! How the time has flown by. With 3 days left of the challenge, I thought I would take a moment to reflect on what I have learnt along the way. So here are my 5 top tips when decluttering … for the final week of the challenge. Continue reading

How to Makeover a Pine Bookcase

How to Makeover a Pine Bookcase

I once read that when painting furniture, you should choose decent pieces to begin with. I’m not entirely sure what the definition of decent was, I suspect the author was referring to the overall shape and style. But when it comes to substance … they don’t get any more solid than my pine bookcase. Continue reading

Get Back on Track … for Week 5 of the Declutter Challenge

Get Back on Track … for Week 5 of the Declutter Challenge

I have to be honest with you, this week feels like the toughest week of the challenge so far.  I lost motivation (despite all my efforts here), with days going by without so much as a glance at my declutter list or a bag in sight. With only 9 days left to go of the 40 Bags in 40 Days, it’s time to dig deep and get back on track … for week 5 of the declutter challenge. Continue reading

Great-Grandma’s Homemade Tomato Chutney Recipe

Great-Grandma’s Homemade Tomato Chutney Recipe

This year my little vegetable garden yielded a very modest crop of tomatoes. If you have never eaten a home grown tomato before you’re missing out … they really do have the most amazing taste! I was so proud of my little harvest that when dad offered his grandmother’s homemade tomato chutney recipe, I jumped at the chance to try it out for myself. Wish me luck… Continue reading

How to Organise Children’s Artwork … Declutter Challenge

How to Organise Children’s Artwork … Declutter Challenge

Of all the areas at home that have proven to be the biggest challenge to organise … it has to be my daughter’s artwork. I love looking at wonderful creations Miss E brings home most days. However, as of a week ago I had no idea how to store or organise the seemingly endless outpouring of creativity. Continue reading

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