One Room Challenge Week 5: A Space-Saving Homework Station & …

One Room Challenge Week 5: A Space-Saving Homework Station & Pegboard Toy Storage

Well sheeeit. One more week till the One Room Challenge reveal! Here’s what I’ve been up to so far… Week One (Design & Floor Plan) // Week Two (Wall Decals & Shelves) // Week Three (DIY Upholstered Beds) // Week Four (Fixing & Organizing) This week I finished tackling one of the biggest projects in the kids’ room. If you remember the floor plan, you’ll also remember that the room isn’t terribly large. But, once I’d planned out the space, it became clear… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 4: Fixing & Organizing

One Room Challenge Week 4: Fixing & Organizing

So two things happened. One: I tidied (more on that in a min). And two: the sodding bed broke. You know those two beds that I just finished upholstering last week? Yeah, one of those. Gah. So yes, we are in week four of the One Room Challenge. Check out my progress so far here:Week 1 (Design Plan) // Week 2 (Wall Decals & Shelves) // Week 3 (DIY Upholstered Beds) I mentioned that I didn’t recommend the bed frames… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 3: DIY Upholstered Beds with …

One Room Challenge Week 3: DIY Upholstered Beds with Nail Head Trim

We’re in week three of the One Room Challenge, and I have finally finished off the kids’ beds that I started upholstering months ago. See my progress so far here: Week 1 // Week 2 This is not my first rodeo with upholstering beds – I hacked an Ikea one here too. These are a little more technical than that one, but still pretty straightforward. I spent a while searching for bed frames that had straight lines and no foot… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 2: Wall Decals in Shared …

One Room Challenge Week 2: Wall Decals in Shared Kids Room

I’m an overly-excited linking participant in the One Room Challenge. Last week I shared my mood board for the kids’ room and a couple of ‘before’ photos: I actually put the decals and the shelves up a couple of months ago, which I shared when I made this DIY poster frame (which will definitely get rehung – it’s too low but the nail was already in the annoyingly dense brick wall). I bought the decals from this Etsy seller, but when they arrived… View Post

ORC Week 1: Shared Kids’ Room Plans

ORC Week 1: Shared Kids’ Room Plans

I am a first time linking participant in this round of the One Room Challenge. If you’re not familiar, it’s a biannual event hosted by Calling It Home, where design bloggers make over a space in six weeks, sharing weekly updates. I’ve been following it forever, harbouring mild envy at what people are able to achieve, and soaking up all the gorgeous inspiration too, of course. It’s very exciting to be settled enough now to be able to join in!… View Post

A Simple DIY Framed Poster

A Simple DIY Framed Poster

Does this really require a tutorial? No, it does not. It was super simple and took all of twenty minutes. Am I going to give you one anyway? Damn straight. So, I bought a length of rounded wood trim, costing about £2.50, and cut four equal lengths, all a little wider than my poster. I already had string, but if I’d had to buy that too, it would’ve made my total supplies come in at about £4.50. The print I used… View Post

Mood Board: Dining and Living Room Design Plans

Mood Board: Dining and Living Room Design Plans

So we have a deal. J is allowed to buy some fancy (yet, in my humble opinion, unnecessary) computer thing and I am allowed my equally fancy (yet also not entirely necessary) Chesterfield! Woot! I’m not sure he really understands what he’s agreed to, but I’m going with it, and quick, before he changes his mind. In light of that, I’ve nailed down my dining and living room design plans for the new house. It’s long and narrow – similar to our… View Post

Sneak Peek: Sebastian’s Room

Sneak Peek: Sebastian’s Room

Sebastian’s room sits on the top story of our three-level home. It’s the only bedroom with an en suite, but it’s a bit of a funky shape – long and narrow – so it wouldn’t work as the master. Lucky boy! It took a few months to nail down the layout, but I think I’ve finally cracked it. I want the kids to potentially be able to share this room if/when they stop terrorizing each other so much, and it… View Post

Neutral Master Bedroom Reveal

Neutral Master Bedroom Reveal

Welcome to the one room I decorated in our old house. We were only there for ten months, so I wasn’t planning on doing much, but we needed all new bedroom furniture after we sold our rather large American furniture before moving to the UK. The room was a weird shape, because the back wall was angled, and it was small, but it had a lot of natural light and, although I probably wouldn’t have picked the wallpaper myself, I… View Post

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