The Fabulous Scavenger


It’s been a while since I shared a blog crush, but two lovely posts about Decorator’s Notebook this week at Tea For Joy and Furnish reminded me how nice it is to celebrate fellow bloggers. The Fabulous Scavenger has only been going for a few months but it’s already full of clever projects for upcycling… 

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Upcycling: the good, the bad and The Apprentice


So, did you see it? I honestly didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Or where to look – at the TV screen or my Twitter timeline, which was buzzing with talk of nothing else! One of the things that got me growling at the telly was the indiscriminate use of terms like ‘shabby chic’,… 

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To do list 2012


I don’t really believe much in new year’s resolutions, but I believe very strongly in making lists. When I first moved into Le Flat nearly two years ago it was a hive of activity. The dark forest green spare room was given a makeover with fresh white paint and a soft stone feature wall ready… 

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Before & After: my kitchen


After last week’s wobble about my home and all your comments and tweets I promised you a few more peeks of Le Flat here at Decorator’s Notebook. So, let’s kick things off with the heart of the home shall we? It’s a particularly appropriate place to start because this time last year I had no… 

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Make a street-sweeper smile…


…get crafting with autumn leaves! {Sinnenrausch} This is such a simple idea – cut and hem some cheap cotton squares, coat the underside of some shapely leaves with fabric paint and print (some paints need a quick iron to make them washable). I think the bunting is really cute but a tablecloth and napkins would… 

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We came, we wallpapered, we conquered


Knock me down with a feather! Yesterday’s wallpapering was a success! Here’s the result… Ok, so the low wall still needs painting, those ugly cables need tidying, the radiator’s a shame and I need to replace that cheap door, but aside from that I’m really pleased with how this room is finally shaping up. Even… 

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Wallpapering day…BEFORE


My friend and I made a pact. I’d help her with her wallpapering and she’d come and help me with mine. Back in April we completed our first attempt and my friend now has a gorgeous palm leafy hall. Check it out here. Tomorrow sees the second installment. Well, actually the third installment but the… 

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