Everybody loves a before and after. I have been working on this one for ages. It has been a really personal process to create the perfect environment that feels just right for us. The cream and beige that was left over from the last owners felt like we were sleeping in someone else’s house so it’s one of the first rooms we’ve decorated since we moved in.
Here’s a quick project that can spruce up a beige lampshade. I made this because I was sick of looking at two beige lampshades on my vintage dressing table. I’m not a huge fan of beige. In our brightly coloured boho bedroom, they looked like the square neighbours had turned up to ask us to keep the noise down.
Hey, ladies here’s something you can give YOURSELF on Mother’s Day… Remember the glory days of the permission slip? When you could get your mum to write you a note to get out of stuff you didn’t want to do?Well, I’ve brought those days back.
This year it is the 20th anniversary of World Book Day! It is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. Over 15 million children will be given tokens for brand new books to enjoy.
This is a pajaki (pronounced pie-yunky) – a Polish paper chandelier. Traditionally they are hung in Polish houses during winter to represent colourful spider webs which are often seen as good luck. I’m not sure I’m up for a house full of spiders but as far as decorations go, these are perfect for Christmas, and much prettier than tinsel – I think I’ll keep it up all year.