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Painted Rugs on Floorboards

27th August 2014
from improvisedlife.com

  At a barbecue recently I was asked about painting the floorboards in a hall where the planks continued into the sitting room. We decided that this might be tricky as it would necessitate painting a straight line across the boards to create an artificial ending point. And then I remembered an idea I had…

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How To Plan The Perfect Kitchen

2nd August 2014
This kitchen was on my moodboard for my own. From digsdigs.com via pinterest

At first it might seem overwhelming trying to plan the perfect kitchen, but the chances are you’ve already worked out what’s annoying you about your current one, so you might as well use that as a starting point and begin by thinking how you could put those issues to rights. Sometimes it’s simply a question…

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My Kitchen is Painted Grey

22nd May 2013
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Well it was finally time to put my money where my mouth is and after several posts about the joys of grey paint and the acquisition of a coordinating grey kitten, it was time to paint the kitchen grey. Despite the rather sudden arrival of the cat, the idea of painting the room grey had…

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How To Choose Your Kitchen Worktops

15th May 2013
corian worktop from kitchenemporium.co.uk

So you’ve chosen the kitchen cupboards, selected the white goods – sorry stainless steel – and commissioned the bespoke door handles. Time for the worktop. And this is where you get to really make a statement. Gone are the days when you were being quite posh if you chose wood, announcing your wealth if you…

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Choosing The Right Shade Of Grey Paint

1st May 2013
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It is the most fashionable paint colour of the moment and, if my blog analysis is to be believed, the most commonly researched shade on the colour wheel. But grey can be hard to get right and does need a bit of careful planning as our cool Northern light can make some grey tones too icy…

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Spa Up Your Life

3rd April 2013
Toulouse Bath from vandabaths.com

It’s very old fashioned to just have a bathroom these days. The idea of a functional room for washing and teeth cleaning is so over you know. Now, it’s all about making it a blissful experience, a haven away from the rest of the household, a place to soak away the cares of the day…

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Ten Of The Best … Trolleys

20th February 2013
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Who doesn’t love a trolley? When even Chris Evans devotes a whole section of his Radio 2 breakfast show to the trolley, you have to wonder if the trolley is ripe for a comeback. Be it the humble office trolley rattling into the room, or those old fashioned dessert trolleys found in restaurants and tea…

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New Launch: Bathroom Range from Loaf

6th February 2013
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If you’re tired of all the usual chrome bathroom accessories that all look exactly the same and you’re looking for something new, have a look at what I have just discovered. The British online retailer Loaf.com, known for their comfy sofas and bedding, are about to launch a bathroom range. And here are some pictures…

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Mad About … The High Street

30th January 2013
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There has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth about the death of the High Street recently with the closure of Jessops, Blockbusters and HMV not forgeting Currys. Yes it’s true in part that they were affected by the behemoth that is Amazon, which is in turn, part of the beast that is the Internet.…

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