My IKEA MOPPE drawer hack (kind of)

When I saw this box of drawers in IKEA I knew it’ll make the perfect sewing box for the windowsill in my sewing room. It comes in a raw wood finish and from the displays, IKEA really encourage you to get creative and customise them. Perfect! Unfortunately I didn’t make great choices in round one……

Cut out art

Inspired by a paper art exhibition I stumbled into in New York last November (and to a degree, the very reasonably priced IKEA RIBBA picture frame – only £3.80!), I’ve made a small piece of art combining organic leaf patterns in a circle using a cut out technique to create 3D structure encased in glass….

Making a himmeli inspired hanging shelf

Geometric homeware items are my poison. Show me anything with a few triangles, straight lines and angles and I’m a goner. I always pick out those wire lampshades, ornaments, baskets showing off big bold lines and shapes. So when I came across this tutorial, showing off DIY himmeli inspired homeware I couldn’t help myself! It’s…

IKEA BEKVÄM spice rack hack

The BEKVÄM spice rack always catches my eye when I’m wandering around the IKEA showroom. Mostly because of its price… It’s only £3. My only issue was that I had nowhere to put one! My pegboard in the kitchen encompasses the entire spare wall and covers all my storage needs. So where to put it?…

Bathroom art!

I’d never thought about putting artwork into a bathroom until recently. I must’ve seen something whilst browsing on the web that sparked my interest because suddenly I couldn’t get the idea out of my head! I was a bit concerned what with the bathroom being a ‘wet’ zone and all and how that would affect…

Mini Windowsill Garden

What do you do when you want a garden but you don’t have any outdoor space? Quite the dilemma. Lack of outdoor space has never really been a problem for me before- I wasn’t the most green fingered person- but somewhere along the lines, I’d gotten a sudden urge to grow things! (It must be…

DIY Door Mat

I love a whimsical doormat. And now that I have a front door (albeit not directly to the outside) what better excuse to get one! Unfortunately finding one I wanted was a little tougher than I thought! I think Pinterest ruined them all for me because everyone else seemed to have nicer ones than I…

Upcycling chairs

 Nice dining chairs are expensive! I spent hours on eBay trying and failing to win a number of dining chair sets- mostly Ercol ones- as well as regularly missing out on sets that came up on Freecycle and Freegle. (I always seem a little late to that party). I did manage to pick out an…

Kitchen art/storage – An awesome solution

So my kitchen is tiny. Like super teeny tiny compared to what I’ve had before. The distinct lack of cupboard space has led to the one big question… ‘Where do I put all my s**t?’ The kitchen got the normal revamp of high gloss white cabinets and a solid oak worktop so what’s there looks…

Home improvement!

I’ve had my new flat for about three and a half months now and it’s almost done! As in 90% of the work is already completely but it’s likely to take another 6 months before that last 10% gets finished… I’ve been working on lots of DIY/ home improvement/ decorating stuff which’ll probably end up…