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
white and red colour scheme, mixed dining chairs, mydecordiary,
Decorating Ideas

Repurpose, Up-cycle and Renew

The relentless desire for new technology and a growing awareness that the resources needed to fuel our lives are increasingly threatened, mean that we must all play a part in improving the sustainability of houses and how we live in our homes. Recycling, up-cycling and revamping are not new concepts.  The general maintenance of household furniture sat along side home…read more
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