Living room revamp

Just call me a blog neglector!

In my defence i’ve been ill and seriously felt like crap since last Thursday when i began with a sore throat and ended up at the emergency doctors on Sunday with a chest infection.
Anyway i think i’m on the mend. I don’t suppose i did myself any favours by building 2 bookcases and a TV Bench on Friday after my Ikea delivery but you know what it’s like when you have new stuff to build!
While there was nothing wrong with my bookcases and TV Bench i just felt the room could be brighter and just wanted things tidying up a bit.
So here is before, i really can’t believe the difference……

As you can see it’s fairly dark wood. I also had the surround sound system which i’ve now given away as i never used it. My books had started to breed and just looked messy.


Isn’t Ikea furniture great? I find it really easy to put together although i did go wrong a couple of times. This is painted wood as well, not MDF so great value for money i think.

And how does it look now??

So i love it, and it makes the room look totally different. Now to find a little white console table!

Crafts, home

Junk/Craft Room

I live in your standard 3 bed semi. It isn’t very big but it’s fine for our needs (there are only 3 of us).
I’m lucky enough that hubby let me have the spare room for my craft room. I’ve crafted for yrs but i can’t actually remember when it was. I think it must have been after my son was born so maybe 12 or so years. I predominantly scrapbook but also make cards and some other arty stuff which i’m sure i’ll share more of at some point. Here’s a few things i have made…..

Anyway, back to what i was talking about……my craft room. Since starting the kitchen, well actually probably since before Christmas, i haven’t crafted at all. I lost my Dad in November and haven’t had the inclination to do anything, and since my craft room became a storage/dump it/throw everything in there cause you don’t use it room it’s literally been a dump! Here, i mean take a look, this was my room this morning, i actually feel quite embarrassed just showing you!


Yesterday i bought a new scrapbook album from Hobbycraft and i’m determined to document our Florida photos from the last few years. So i set to work making it cosy again and it’s done! I’ve moved things, thrown things away that needed throwing away years ago, dusted and hoovered and it feels so much better. I need to sort out my cubed storage as there is stuff in there i’ve not used for years but it’s certainly ready for me to get crafting again and i can’t wait.



Here’s to actually doing something productive, although with it coming up to the kids school holidays who knows if i’ll actually find the time!

Happy Tuesday!