Author: annamhernandez

A Home for the Black Mirror

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ebay / Living Room / Vintage Shopping

Hi. I’ve been holidaying on a remote island in Croatia but now I am back and I am here to tell you about our TV cabinet. If that’s not going to draw the crowds I don’t know what will. Remember this set up we had going on? (Hi there Michaela Strachan): Well you will be pleased to know it has been rectified for a princely sum of £30.  Everyone loves an Ikea Expedit bookcase as […]

8 Hours

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Bedroom / Wallpaper

This bank holiday Monday just gone (in the UK) we decided to be as cliched as possible and tackle some DIY in the form of our bedroom. It’s finally getting a look-in after 11 months of living here and to be perfectly honest it wasn’t as grateful as I’d have hoped. I’ll explain… Our bedroom has a feature wall consisting of this wallpaper: Totally inoffensive but totally no our tastio. We knew it had to […]

Woody Woody Wood Wood Wood

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Dining Room / Painting

In all the excitement of getting the new £10 side board, it took me a while to notice this: You don’t see it? All the freaking wood? EVERYWHERE! Sideboard, table top, cupboard door, kitchen surfaces…the list is endless. It’s just too much. So I played the ‘I own this house’ card and cracked open the white paint.  Slightly less insane I think you might agree. It was dead easy to do as well.  The door was […]

How Many Homeowners Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?

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Lighting / Stupid

*This post is really, incredibly, dull for the majority.  We inherited these Next light fittings in our downstairs hall and upstairs landing. I’m not in love with them, but I we haven’t yet dabbled in electrics, so they are staying put.  A couple weeks ago I went to pop the landing light on to go upstairs and…nothing. Oh. But there are THREE bulbs in there, they CAN’T all have gone at once? Them’s some serious odds. […]

Do Not Look & You Shall Find

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Bargain / Dining Room / Furniture / Vintage Shopping

Here is a perfect example of how not looking for something really does work. We’ve had this Ikea PS cabinet for a little while, travelling from house to house, posing as a TV cabinet and a side board. I really like it, but it didn’t quite fit in its current role. It was too wide for our TV nook in the living room and yet a little too small in the dining room as a […]

Relight My Fire

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Fire Place / Living Room

Oh my GOD I hate our fireplace. HATE. IT! And my hatred grows by the day…by the hour! I swear when we first bought our house I thought it was fine, that it was just the floor and the horrid wallpaper that was making it look bad, but no, it was the just the effing fireplace. I hope I’m not offending anyone who has a similar fireplace but it’s just not for me. I’d love […]

Naughty Chair

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Dining Room / Vintage Shopping

So, my self imposed spending ban isn’t going that well. Welcome to our hause old rocking chair. Basically we need to break our Saturday routine of breakfast at Trove followed by Levenshulme Antiques. It’s a bad combination. But I really wanted a rocking chair! Ben did too! And it was only £75, which split between two is only £37.50 which is basically nothing right? That’s what I’m telling myself.  Excuse the wires I think we are […]

Treasure Trove

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Decor / Review

I’ve not written a review of sorts on my blog before (aside from my bonkers rant about made.com) but I feel really compelled to after a little jaunt we made for breakfast this morning. Where we live in Manchester there isn’t a whole lot going on in the area of coffee shops. Being first time buyers we were priced out of all of the desirable locations like Chorlton, Didsbury and Heaton Moor, so we usually […]

Garden Good Times

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Garden

Since we moved in back in October we’ve done nothing to the garden apart from put plants out on the patio and watch them slowly die. We only have a little yard that’s completely concreted but given our track record with plants I’d say that not having grass is a bit of a godsend. As the weather slowly (s-l-o-w-l-y) begins to brighten up a bit we’ve started to open the patio doors to the garden […]

Guilty As Charged

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Not Much

Has anyone else seen this? Am I the last one? Either way, when I spotted it on Living Longingly’s Twitter is made me do a laugh. How guilty am I of ALL of that? VERY. How about you? “Fuck your frame cluster with keys and a vent, antique sewing machine cum object repository, ornate lanterns, vintage suitcase with things on top, book stack, dolls and figurines, and your old globe.” I’ve not written much of […]