Low-Key Christmas Decorating

Low-Key Christmas Decorating

I stick with simple when it comes to Christmas decorating. I use the same stuff every year, and generally only add to it when I can find pretty things in the sales after Christmas. Tree decorating is a whole family affair, so it’s full of cardboard and craft paper creations. It’s even got tinsel on it, at the kids’ request. There are bits with loads of baubles clumped together and other bits that are rather sparse, and the beads are especially wonky this time around. We have a cute tradition… View Post

How to DIY a Waney/Live Edge Desk

How to DIY a Waney/Live Edge Desk

Our bedroom has built-in cabinets either side of a Velux window. They’re handy for storage, but they were a catch-all for clutter. I felt like they were crying out to be better utilised. I wanted to add a big piece of wood to the top and turn it into a desk and vanity area, ideally with a live edge (also called a waney edge), where the natural edge of the wood slab isn’t squared off. Naively, I thought it would be pretty straightforward – find wood, put on top. Done. Where… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 6: Neutral Master Bedroom Reveal

One Room Challenge Week 6: Neutral Master Bedroom Reveal

Our neutral master bedroom makeover is finished, on time and everything! This last week has been rather crazy but it all came together, and I love how this room turned out. To recap, we rent a little three story house in London, and our bedroom is on the top floor. It’s a lovely light-filled space, and I wanted to keep it bright and neutral but bring in lots of layers and texture. You can check out all the progress posts here: Week 1: Design Plan  Week 2: Art & A… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 5: Refinished Mid-century Night Stands …

One Room Challenge Week 5: Refinished Mid-century Night Stands for Our Master Bedroom

One Room Challenge Posts: Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 (here!) / Reveal / Bonus: Desk Good news, everyone: I finally got the wood for my live-edge desk! It’s definitely been the biggest hassle of our whole One Room Challenge master bedroom makeover, but I think it’s going to be totally worth it. I’ve still got to sand and finish it, but there is at least a chance now that I will finish on time. Woot! I also finished the mid-century night… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 4: More Master Bedroom Progress (…

One Room Challenge Week 4: More Master Bedroom Progress (But Not Enough!)

One Room Challenge Posts: Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 (here!) / Week 5 / Reveal / Bonus: Desk My plan for this week was to show off my newly painted bedside cabinets, and/or my new live edge desk, but neither of those are happening. Womp womp. I should have been able to go and pick up the wood for the desk by now, being currently on day 12 of the company’s 7-10 day window for getting it cut to size. They’re currently ignoring me… View Post