April 24, 2017 atclaireshouse

What is OSB? OSB (Oriented strand board) is much like chipboard in that is made up of flakes of wood and glue. It is cheap and can come in a variety of sizes due to the manmade structure. A happy find So we recently made the decision to turn our shed/workshop in to an outdoor office for the Mr. Here’s a less than glamorous before shot: After two full days of grappling with paddling pools, half full paint cans and numerous screws and nails we have finally cleared the space. Originally the thinking was to skim or cover the walls but…

April 12, 2017 atclaireshouse

So as the Easter holidays continue as little crafting is always a good way to keep little ones amused. We had a abundance of eggs from our chickens and I decided to go all retro and do some egg blowing so that the kids (me) could decorate them! I must emphasis though that this is far from a DIY just for kids though, you could paint intricate and beautiful patterns and use these as part of your Easter decor at any age! What you’ll need: eggs, a pin, a cocktail stick, a bowl, a straw, paint and string. A little…

April 4, 2017 atclaireshouse

Partaaaaaaay! Yesterday 45 family and friends came over for an afternoon tea party to celebrate my Mum and Step-dad’s 60th birthdays. The styling was vintage and floral to fit in with the pretty cakes and delicate sandwiches. A vintage china hire company provided all the tableware we needed including the most AMAZING vintage glasses that we added floral straws to. Floral tablecloths and bunting helped to create the look and adding fresh flowers in small jam jars around the room brought the outside in. Adding the labels to the jars helped to personalise the accessories, along with a collection of…