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  • Doll house update
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    Dolls’ house update

    Two Christmases ago, my eldest got a dolls’ house from her grandparents. It was a find on eBay and after a lick of paint and some stained floors, it looked great (click…

  • Gold copper pinecones
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    Pine cones

    My youngest daughter collected pine cones for her woodland Birthday party and I didn’t want them to go to waste. They are so beautiful. As I have a collection of spray paint…

  • Blue velvet sofa IKEA EKBY VALTER
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    Cool blue velvet

    A cool blue velvet sitting room design? Yes please. I love turning an up-cycling project into a staging exercise. Here is a sitting room design I staged – in my kitchen! –…

  • metal bed frame
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    This old bed

    My mum kept the bed frame I had as a child. It started off light pink and she painted it black somewhere around my pre-teenhood. Here is a photo of it in…

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    Dolls’ house

    I am a firm believer in the 3Rs: reduce/reuse/recycle. And one area I really try to apply that to is toys. With a lick of paint and some stained floors, this pre-loved…

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    Play kitchen

    I found this bedside cabinet on the street in South London and carried it home knowing that at some stage I would give it a new lease of life. To my husband’s…

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    Georgia Peach

      I love being called Georgia. Growing up, when I told adults what my name was, they would always start singing Georgia, Georgia… (Ray Charles Georgia on my mind for those who…