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