All posts filed under: Spare Room

Shelves for Shelves Sake

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DIY / Shelves / Spare Room

I’ve just seen this picture. I  want that room. I can’t have that room. So instead I want some super cool massive shelves where I can pile things up artistically and pretend I read far more than I do.  I think something like that would go really well here: Oh my god, how depressing does our spare room look in comparison? It would also be a place to store Ben’s ten bajillion CDs you can see creeping […]

A Teenage Boy’s Bedroom?

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DIY / Fixer Upper / Furniture / Gumtree / Spare Room

I posted a while back about painting away the baby-boy blue stars in our spare room. Since that took place we’ve added a few bits here and there to our new ‘teenage boy’s room’. Seriously, that’s what it looks like. CDs, a desk, pictures of bikes…it needs some help.  First up the desk. Ben desperately wanted a desk so he could have somewhere to sit and ‘write’. Write what exactly, I don’t know, but what […]

Put ‘Em Up

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Art Work / Kitchen / Living Room / Spare Room

This weekend, in between laying on the sofa, I put things on the walls. I love things on walls, especially when the walls are light and neutral like ours are. Sometimes I can go a bit over the top and it ends up looking like we live in a gallery space, but I kind of dig that. Anyway, here is a run down of things that are now on our walls (again terrible iPhone pics, […]

Catch Up

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Boring / Damp / Dining Room / Lighting / Rug / Spare Room

Here’s a slightly sleep-inducing round-up of a few issues we’ve overcome the past couple of weeks. ie these are all pretty boring and practical things that you might end up having to tackle in your own home. Yawn. *accidentally shoots self in face* 1) Damp Gate: Part Seven Thousand Backstory: You might remember me having yet another nervous breakdown over yet more damp in our small Victorian damp box.  Remedy: We knew it wasn’t rising […]

Playing Mind Games

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Floorplanner / Furniture / Layout / Photoshop / Spare Room

Back to the spare room. We are going to try and get some paint on the walls this weekend so I’ll be sharing that soon. But really we need to figure out how this room is going to work for us. It’s a bit of an oddly shaped room because it incorporates a chimney breast and some built in wardrobes (which were made for a baby and we can’t really hang anything in them as […]