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Re-decorating a guest room on a budget
Decorating Ideas, DIY

Re-decorating a guest room on a budget!

Dear Diary, Guest rooms are usually the last on the decorating list.  There are living rooms, dining rooms, master suites and bathrooms to think about, outdoor entertainment areas even, but a guest room falls off the radar sometimes.  It does not have to be an expensive endeavour however.  You can create the most relaxing, inviting and comfortable guest room without…read more
How to re-upholster a 19th century Victorian wingback chair, DIY
DIY, Tutorial

How to re-upholster a 19th century Antique Victorian wingback chair

Dear Diary, Last week I build an upholstered day-bed from scratch, (yes, it was a very labour intensive week ;-) )  and in the same room lives a beautiful antique chair, all dressed in glorious pink velvet.  It was surely fashionable back then, but to modernise and to suit our new refreshed country-style decor, the velvet had to go.  The chair serves…read more
how to update a builders grade bathroom
Decorating Ideas, DIY, Tutorial

Budget friendly bathroom update

Dear Decor Diary readers, How do we even begin to make a builder's grade bathroom pretty, inviting and stylish with almost zero budget to work with?  Quite easy actually.  Builder's grade bathrooms as I call them, are just plain, extremely bland, very standard and no interest what so ever.  They are usually white, have plain frameless mirrors with plain tiles.…read more
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