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Put your feet up

Along with op-shopping, I frequently check out a local facebook page where people sell unwanted items. As the op shops in my area are not open on Sunday’s this is the perfect way for me to still find bargains at the weekend! Recently I am moving my style towards ‘farmhouse’, I really love the natural

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Silver polish without the chemicals

Spring cleaning – isn’t it addictive! If you are anything like me, then you will clean right down to the silverware! I remember the smell of Silvo at Christmas  in preparation for the midday feast, the table was always set with the finest silver on a lace table cloth. Oh the memories. That polish really had a

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Blanket Ladder

I think you already know but one of my hobbies is collecting old furniture I find on the street. It is amazing what people throw away and it is amazing how I always find a need for it! I already have one ladder in my lounge but I could not leave ladder number two lying out

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Worth the weight!

Let me shed some light on this subject, This project involved a day trip out of Amsterdam, to Naarden, famous for its star shaped construction and one of the finest examples of a fortified city you will see in Europe. Naarden is one of favourite places to go opshopping and on this particular day I found

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Washing up has never looked so good!

Mason jars have been on trend for some time now, I remember my mum would clean and sterilize oodles of them in the oven, for the yearly pickle onion batch! My mum makes the best pickle onions….potent but oh so good with a slice of cheddar cheese! I bought this glass jar for the exact

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You CAN do this

I have been off the grid for a whole week! I got hit hard with a nasty bug and had no energy to write or even opshop, for what felt like an eternity! Today I am fit, well and excited to share with you this easy and creative way to turn your old tin cans

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Upcycled Tray

Have a spare five minutes? Then how about a quick upcycle fix for the day! Most of you will not know this but I am addicted to maps! I think the obsession started three years ago when HTB and I were planning our Europe road trip. We now have a large map of Europe on our lounge

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Shutter TV Table

My friends often ask me if I have found anything on the side of the road during the week. They know me so well, it is one of my not so secret hobbies – wandering the street on rubbish day, to see what furniture or items I can rescue for a DIY project. This repurpose project is

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