I spent a couple of weeks over on the Isle of Wight in February. It was a 'working holiday' so I got to go on lots of lovely beach walks and socialise with local friends in-between doing a few Winter maintenance jobs on my Holiday Let in Cowes. The bedside... read more →
I'm always looking at ways to keep the costs down for my clients as well as being kind to the planet and recycling and upcycling whenever possible. On a recent home staging project I upcycled a couple of old canvas artworks. The first one I painted with some grey paint and then I... read more →
Baby boomers are people born during the demographic Post–World War II baby boom between the years 1946 and 1964. We are no longer babies, we have been exaulted to 'Superboomers'. In summary: To claim this exaulted title we need to have a youthful attitude, keep active, eat health food, exercise... read more →
How many shades of grey can you spot? I'm thinking more than 50! Don't you just love the way nature provides such fabulous colour palettes for us. I found this grey palette in Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand.
Are you looking for a creative solution for storing your jewellery? Here's a couple of ideas for you; a jewellery tree and a jewellery box mirror. It's a great way to store your jewellery and create a 'living work of art' without breaking the bank. I've used these ideas on... read more →
Sometimes I find just the right thing for a property makeover but it's just not the right colour. No problem, out comes the paint! Here's a couple of items I have upcycled recently for Home Staging projects. I always find it very satisfying when I have been able... read more →
There's a great TED talk by Graham Hill about how owning less stuff and using less space can result in less CO2, more money and more happiness. His three main approaches to 'live little' are: 1. Edit ruthlessly 2. Think small 3. Make multifunctional "Make room for the good stuff"... read more →
I have a number of items of furniture that are just perfect a spot for upcycling. In the queue ready to be painted... nest of tables, pine bed, standard lamp, kitchen table and chairs. I've decided to make a start on the nest of tables today. The large one needs mending... read more →