In my last post I shared the Pinterest mood board for my guest bedroom. Now I’ve started work on the room there are a few key decorating decisions to make. Mainly about fitted furniture, feature walls, and lighting. I’m hoping for some help here – read on and let me know what you think!
Tackling the Guest Bedroom
The guest bedroom is the room I struggled with most when I moved in. It was incredibly cold, with just one small radiator hiding behind the door. It was challenged for lighting and electric sockets. And there was a LOT of fitted furniture. Which I had mixed feelings on; a fabulous amount of storage, but over-whelming for the room. In particular the over-bed storage unit didn’t particularly impress the guests sleeping under it! So, it went on the list for decoration sooner rather than later.
So, it’s been a whole 3 months since my last post, to blog or not to blog? Whilst I’ve quite enjoyed not worrying about the blog or what anyone might think of my house renovation efforts for the summer, I have missed it as well. So I’m going to have another shot at it! This post is really just covering what’s been going on over the last 3 months, and addressing the feedback I’ve received from friends and readers.
How many ways can you use an Owl?
Glass has been on my mind a lot recently, mainly because I am currently lighting obsessed! Watch out for a post soon on lighting options I’m considering for my home. But when I spied these little glass owl jars, I immediately thought of all sorts of ways they could be put to use accessorizing the home. Best of all – they are only 79p from your local Poundstretcher. Who’d have thought Poundstretcher would be selling a glam home accessory? So here’s my round-up of ways to use an owl in the home!
Hands up: who keeps their old magazines?
In my post How to organize a magazine collection I talked about how I’m considering organizing my rather impressive magazine collection. I also admitted to keeping a lot more magazines than your average normal person (if any normal person would like to prove me wrong on this, please have a go!) Yes, the collection moved with me to The Creative Coastal Home, and I have some really good ideas on how I’m going to store and display them. That’s the subject of a future post! Here I’m taking a trip down memory lane and showing you how your magazine stash can provide plenty of inspiration for your home today, especially if you’re a crafter, diyer, or upcycler. Read on!
Yes, I did it! I fitted my own kitchen:
This was fitted a few years ago in my current home. It took me a VERY long time to do! But I’m really proud of the fact that
- I did it!
- I know HOW to do it now, and have the skills for tiling, cabinet fitting, plumbing etc
- I know what I’d do differently if I did it again
- I feel much more confident about what you need to know when fitting a kitchen! Even if I don’t do it again myself, I know what questions to ask and what problems need to be solved.
So what should you bear in mind when fitting your own kitchen?