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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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My Love of Frogtape

How to create gorgeous designs with a very small budget. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have spotted that I like to use frog tape to add a little interest to a room. And if you’ve been following me a while you’ll know I’ve been at it for a while now too! Alice’s room for example has those gorgeous layered mountains and I have a corner of pink in my living room. I’ve also just started on a little hallway update using the sticky stuff and it’s already looking great. I do love DIY and I think its great…

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Hello, Ciao, Hola, Bonjour …

See what I did there? I am really excited to be taking over the blog of Girl in the North from Katy. I hope I can do all of her hard work justice. I thought I would start with a little introduction into my life. I’ve been blogging on and off for the past year whilst posting my life and house on Instagram. So here goes! I’m Danielle, 30, mummy to a cheeky toddler Alice, wife to (a very handy) Andy and I live in Gateshead just over the water from Newcastle upon Tyne. We moved into our house around…

My favourite things include interiors and DIY and we are currently working our way though the house. I wouldn't say I have one particular style but I love to do things on a budget, I have a thing for pink and I love a good gallery wall. One part of my home that I absolutely adore is Alice's room which allowed me to be really creative and go a little bolder.

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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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