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  • Cardboard cacti cactus
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    Cardboard cacti

    I wanted some inexpensive and upcycled cactus inspired decorations for a project I’m doing so I turned to Pinterest. Voilà cardboard cacti in tins! All you need is cardboard, some sharp scissors, tins…

  • Fusion Aubusson
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    Fusion Aubusson

    I came across Fusion Mineral paint on Instagram a few months ago. Their paint sounded great: not only is it non toxic and eco friendly with virtually zero VOC but it is formulated…

  • Sugru pendant lamp
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    Sugru pendant

    We are currently redecorating our bedroom and one of the changes I wanted to make was to change the pendant light. When I redesigned our home, we had a full rewire done…

  • Dulux Sapphire Salute
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    Sapphire Salute stool

    Spring (OK I’m a bit early) is the time of year I assess how many plants I’ve managed to kill during the winter. I love having plants in the house, sadly they…

  • Annie Sloan Lem Lem Oxfam Chalk paint
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    Lem Lem

    Last October Annie Sloan launched a new colour of Chalk Paint: Lem Lem “A soft, warm green, inspired by fields of alliums that Annie saw in Ethiopia, grown by women farmers who…

  • 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…