diy Tag Archive

  • MY FIRST ROOM! PLANNING THE HOME OFFICE: THE BEFORE PICS

    Starting to DO

    So I’ve now been in my new home for 3 and a half months. I’ve spent a lot of time planning and researching, in particular getting to the bottom of the best approach to electrics and best approach to plumbing (posts on both are in progress if you’re looking for any advice on planning either!). I’ve also been gathering lots of inspiration – and if you want some too check out my Pinterest boards. I’ve collated over 1600 pins now, lots of which are DIY ideas for all areas of the home. And I’ve started a Feng Shui assessment to provide some more guidance on how to best harness the energies in the home. You can check out my introduction to Feng Shui , prior to my full assessment of Feng Shui applied to my home, following shortly. So it really is time to get stuck into some doing, and the room that’s first on the hit list is my home office. Continue Reading…

  • STYLING YOUR HOME WITH A 79P OWL

    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!

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  • USES FOR OLD MAGAZINES: NEVER THROW INSPIRATION AWAY!

    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!

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  • LESSONS I LEARNED FROM FITTING MY OWN KITCHEN

    Yes, I did it! I fitted my own kitchen:

    My 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

    1. I did it!
    2. I know HOW to do it now, and have the skills for tiling, cabinet fitting, plumbing etc
    3. I know what I’d do differently if I did it again
    4. 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?

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