Monthly Archives: November 2016

DIY paint tester pot doormat

Those of you who follow me on Facebook might remember that I shared a photo of a multi-coloured duckboard door mat a few weeks ago and said what a great use of our left over tester pots it would be. Well in the end I decided the duckboard probably wouldn’t stand up to all the…

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The annual beach photo 2016

November is the time of year when we head to West Wittering beach for a winter dog walk and an annual beach photo. After many years of moving round postings and rarely staying in the same place for longer than 18 months we started this tradition as a way of capturing change in Theo, but…

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Transforming a £6 charity shop bedside table

A few weeks ago a charity shop opened around the corner from my house in a newly built unit. There was a bit of uproar in the village as the developers had promised local people a convenience store and instead signed the shop lease over to a local hospice, but quietly I was a little…

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Our new DIY veranda

Last month I shared some photos of our front door makeover, which was part one of a three step project to finish the front of our house properly. Part two involved building a small decking area under our veranda and for part three we will be building a new path to the front door. The…

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HomeSense Christmas homeware finds (with haul video)

Last year I blogged about my very belated discovery of HomeSense, an eclectic homeware store which unbeknown to me was the sister company of my favourite homeware store in Canada. Since then I’ve been back several times and bought various things including a lovely glass unit for our kitchen which is made out of recycled…

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