May 2, 2017 atclaireshouse 2Comment

Tackling THE MESS So this is the same before photo from my last post but I thought I’d add in again just to demonstrate what a state the shed was in! This was after I’d dismantled 3 shelves from the wall and cleared 6-7 boxes of ‘stuff’ out – mostly inherited when we moved in…ahem nearly two years ago – shameful but true. This has surely got to be the worst part of decorating; clearing, sorting, cleaning, prepping. Boring but necessary and strangely once it’s done, a sense of pleasant accomplishment sets in. Guidelines from the Mr So there were…

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…

February 6, 2017 atclaireshouse 2Comment

When furniture lands on your doorstep I was so glad to inherit some new home bits when a lovely lady, who has basically been my Nan for nearly 20 years, passed away. Not only is it comforting to have some of her belongings around, it was a chance to fill some of the many blank spaces in our house. My motto is, if it’s solid wood and you have space, never turn away furniture! So many dated ¬†pieces can be brought back to life with a lick of paint. Corner Table So this is the table in its original state….