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How To Make A Radiator Cover Bloopers

How To Make A Radiator Cover Bloopers These are the How To Make Radiator Cover bloopers. If you can’t see the video please click here. Polite notice I’d like to start by saying that no small children were harmed in the making of this video! It may also look like my daughter wasn’t enjoying herself, but watch out for that wry smile she gives showing that actually she just enjoys saying “no” to her mummy. I also only put her in there when she has been really naughty… The interesting thing about this particular video was that the DIY side was the smooth bit. Doug the builder was on hand to make sure everything went swimmingly. Mainly because he was kindly lending me his equipment! Snails anyone? Meanwhile my toddler Bonnie, who clearly has a real penchant for snails, was having none of it. What I didn’t include were the expletives when grandparents didn’t honour the sacred rule of being on set and decided to shout out before the end of the only perfect take I managed to get. If they weren’t such a cheap childcare option they’d be out on their ears – trust me! Not so comedy duo As…

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How to make a radiator cover

How to make a radiator cover and gas meter cover This is my post on how to make a radiator cover. If you can’t see the video, please click here.   Urgh cover it up! Now because we’ve been able to get out in the garden again I’m noticing some of the things I didn’t quite finish off last year. One of them is an ugly gas meter cover which has seen better days. Now I could replace it with a new ugly plastic cover but I’ve got an idea that’s going to keep both me and the gas man happy. This is also the way you could make a radiator cover, or indeed a way of disguising anything you don’t like in and out of the house! I must admit I’ve spent too much time worrying about how unattractive radiators are! Step-by-step guide First of all you want to measure your space. You need your depth, width and height. You also need to make sure the ground is level, which of course in my case it wasn’t! Cut your side panels and the top. I’m using a festool saw, but you can use a power saw or a hand saw…

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How to Colour Your Home with Sophie Robinson

Colour Your Home with Sophie Robinson This is my post on how to colour your home with Sophie Robinson. If you can’t see the video please click here. The Great Interior Design Challenge I’m a big fan of BBC2’s The Great Interior Design Challenge so I was very excited to attend Sophie Robinson’s colour workshop recently. As a regular judge, and on the most recent series a finalist guest judge, Sophie makes no bones about the fact she is massively into colour. Shades of grey For me colour has been a bit of a taboo in recent years. When I was styling people’s rooms at university I had a crazy young thing palette.  The interiors I’ve been designing in recent years have been with the purpose of selling and it’s well known that pale, and lets face it safe colours appeal to more people. Colour is very subjective so it’s safer to go with what people are more likely to like than go for the wow but also marmite factor. Sophie even mentioned that she feels like it’s a job well done if she overhears some people saying “ooh I don’t like that, it’s too much”! I’ll be honest though and say that…

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How to Make Concrete Art with a Rubber Mat

How to Make Concrete Art with a Rubber Mat This is my guide to creating concrete art with a rubber mat. If you can’t see the video please click here. The best policy I’ll be completely honest and say that there are some projects I wished I’d never started. I’d say there are many projects my family wishes I’d never started. This is one of them! I’d seen how you could make decorative paving stones using a frame, concrete and a rubber door mat. It looked too awesome to be trodden on. Instead I felt it needed to have pride of place on my wall. Here follows my sorry tale of the piece of art which nearly provoked me to chop off my own ear… OK so it wasn’t quite that dramatic but I did get a really bad blood blister from making it. No picture evidence here. Facebook live on the edge Seeing as I did this one as a Facebook live demo, I’m hoping you feel a little part of this journey. I got the feeling it was a little like watching car crash TV as I got out the hammer…with only minor injuries. We are back to…

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Secrets of an Inventory Clerk – Landlords Beware!

Secrets of an inventory clerk I recently came across an inventory clerk in Folkestone and was fascinated and frankly grossed out by some of his stories!! Landlord, tenant or previous tenant, I thought you might like me to share his secrets. When I lived in London, I was renting and moved 12 times. Every single time I made sure the place was spotless. Not least because I needed my deposit back! I also think there has to be a sense of pride when it comes to this matter. Unfortunately it seems that not everyone shares this viewpoint. In fact I’ve experienced this lack of consideration even when buying a property! Have a read of this and it may give you some sympathy for landlords! What the inventory clerk found… “Some people say I’m well suited to the world of property inspections due to my meticulous eye for detail. I’m sure friends make more of an effort to clean the house if they know I’m popping round! Ok, so it’s always nice to be able to see the living room floor and know that your dinner is not being cooked in a kitchen skanky enough to rival those seen on Hoarders. But for the most part, I’m…

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Yvonne Coomber Shows How to Add Colour to Your Home with Art

Yvonne Coomber This is my post on how to add colour to your home with art by Yvonne Coomber. If you can’t see the video please click here. Afraid of colour I’ve been accused of being way too much into muted tones. It’s true my house is a bit of a shrine to white and grey! So I’ve been working on bringing colour into my home. With this in mind, of course I jumped at the opportunity to have artist Yvonne Coomber. I’ve always loved her work, it’s just so full of colour and happiness. Nothing prepared me though for the impact her pieces would have on some of the rooms. Meet the artist Yvonne is one of those people who oozes happiness. When she and her husband arrived at my front door they seemed to bring an air of calm with them. We started by looking at what we could add to my snug. This is a room I’ve tried to make feel a bit like a conservatory with lots of plants. It’s still quite plain though. We put up Yvonne’s Summertime Kisses which she described as a ‘celebration of the foxgloves, the campions and the daisies doing their thing in…

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How to reupholster dining chairs and upcyle

How to reupholster dining chairs and generally upcycle them This is my post about how to reupholster dining chairs and generally upcycle them. If you can’t see the video please click here. It was taken from a Facebook live stream so apologies for the poor quality. One man’s trash… The dining room has been one of the final rooms to receive its finishing touches. One thing for sure was that the furniture was going to have to go. I sometimes wish I was the kind of person that could just pop along to a shop that sells new stuff and buy something! Alas, instead I spent weeks searching Ebay and Gumtree for the perfect set. I couldn’t resist these chairs as I immediately saw their potential. At £100 for eight what was there to resist anyway?!!! Oh maybe the fact I was going to have to spend days painting them… Anyway, I thought you might all like to see how easy it is to upholster dining chairs and painting was a necessary part of the upcycling process. I’ve been there and done that with kitchen chairs though so I was keen to find a quicker method this time. Fusion Mineral I was thrilled to discover…

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How to make a cushion to transform a room

How to make a cushion to transform a room Here is my post on making a simple cushion to transform the look of a room. If you can’t see the video please click here.   Cushty accessories Do you have a room that feels a bit bland and bleugh? Well don’t fret, there’s no need to break the bank to fix it. Simply add some clever and colourful accessories and that room will be singing a whole different tune. Cushions, for example, are a great start. To get the ideal size, colour and fabric though can take a lot of time and money. They are so simple to make though, so I thought I’d show you how. Forget about zips, piping and the rest, this is just a very simple piece of work. I’m using a machine – because I have one, but it wouldn’t take long to hand sew. In fact manual sewing can be very therapeutic! To be cost effective why not use off-cuts which are often cushion size, or even buying a dream or shirt from a charity shop and using that fabric. You could use a more expensive fabric on the front and a cheaper one on the back to…

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Outtakes of my hygge video

Outtakes of my Hygge Video This is my post about the outtakes of my Hygge video. If you can’t see the video click here.   Not knitting together very well So there are times when being a one man band can be a tad frustrating. This was clearly one of those days! Enjoy… If you actually want to find out how to create hygge at home here’s my more polished version. So you never miss a video, why not subscribe for free?  

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Easy Tips on How to Create Hygge at Home

How to create hygge at home This is my post on how to create hygge at home. If you can’t see the video, please click here I’ll be honest, by January I’m a little over winter so need all the help I can get. This is when I really have to call on the powers of hygge to help me through. What is hygge? Pronounced ‘hooga’, hygge is a Danish word which roughly translates as cosy. It’s all about being kind to yourself in the winter months. I like to see it as a way of making winter not only bearable but an enjoyable period even once the Christmas decorations have been discarded. My hygge wardrobe Hygge is a lot to do with your surroundings, but I also think what you wear is really important. This is where the knitwear comes out…and I have a lot of it! Knitting together nicely So my hygge wear includes these sexy knitted long socks and my White Company cashmere robe. Once I also snuggle under this chunky knitted blanket and I’m already halfway there. For the ultimate in knitwear though, check out this mug-cosy my mum made – I have such an awesome mum! Surrounding…

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