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A Guest Bedroom makeover with Rebel Walls and Oak Furniture Land We’ve pretty much flew through renovating the house; moving from room to room one after another but after a little break I was desperate to do something bold and I had a full guest bedroom to do from scratch! Getting Started – Installing the Wall Mural First step was to install the wall mural. We chose Secret Garden from Rebel Walls; a Swedish company with a huge range of beautiful murals. I wanted to make a big impact as the majority of walls in the house are painted white…

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Budget Bathroom Makeover

Doing a full house makeover is only easy if you have a BIG money pot right? WRONG! Now I do think there are certain jobs you probably do need some money for there are others you can certainly do on a budget! For us it’s come to a time where we need to wind down with the DIY and take a break, so it’s quick makeovers I’m looking to do! Andy will of course be happy with this news but what will we talk about? Any suggestions please let me know. Recently I started a little makeover on the bathroom…

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AD| HomePlant

If you’ve followed me on instagram you’ll know I’ve become slightly obsessed with house plants; crazy plant lady is the new cat lady didn’t you know? So I was thrilled to be approached by Home Plant, a new business launching in Autumn which aims to deliver beautiful indoor plants to the people of the North East. Through their website, HomePlant aim to bring lush urban jungles right to your doorstep. With easy to follow guides and videos, as well as specially chosen (nearly) unkillable plants, so that no one accidentally kills a plant again – we’ve all been there right?…

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House Renovations – Week Two

I’ve had loads of questions about the new house so I thought a quick update post might be easier to answer some of the more popular ones. We spent the first weekend after getting the keys stripping out. This is always a process I find really therapeutic but also one where I get easily carried away and forget about the budget! It’s also where you quickly realise that the best laid plans often go completely out the window. For example, I’d planned to keep the carpet in the back bedroom to save money on flooring but actually on closer inspection…

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Stripping out the new house

After finally getting our hands on the keys, within 24 hours we were in the new house stripping out. We’re not living in the property straight away until some of the work is completed, so time is of the essence to get cracking so we can move in. J’s mum has had the girls for a couple of days this week so I’ve been able to lend a hand and it’s already starting to look a lot different. Rather than a skip, we opted for a grabber to come collect all the rubbish today so we’ve been frantically pulling things…

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