#homeetc · craft · decoration · interiors · sewing · Spring crafts · table runner

How To Make A Springtime Table Runner

This easy-to-make springtime table runner will brighten up your table for Easter, or on any other Spring day for that matter. What you’ll need: Felt in various colours for the leaves and flowers An oblong piece of felt in a pale colour for the runner Embroidery thread in various coloursButtons in various colours A hot glue… Continue reading How To Make A Springtime Table Runner

#homeetc · interiors · life with a toddler · Parenting · playroom · toddler

Creating a Play Area For A Toddler

Number Three is a full blown toddler now. There is no denying it. He has been walking for six months and he is getting more and more independent with playing.  When we got back from our post-Christmas holiday in Ireland, I realised it was time to re-arrange our play area so that he could have… Continue reading Creating a Play Area For A Toddler

#homeetc · interiors · salvage · shutters

Advent Decoration With Vintage Shutters

Advent is fast approaching and it is a big deal here in Germany. I’ve written about it before in relation to food.  But decor-wise, too, there is a difference between Advent and Christmas. I love that. A Christmas tree up before the 15th December is, to me, up much too early. Christmas decorations should be put… Continue reading Advent Decoration With Vintage Shutters

#homeetc · blackboard · chalkboard · craft · interiors · renovation

My Long-Awaited Kitchen Blackboard

Chalkboards are in, apparently.  I didn’t really realise this. Since we moved into our house five years ago I have wanted to paint one on the kitchen wall. But The Bavarian wasn’t so keen. I still bought the paint and I renovated two old blackboards, one for the kids and one to hang in the… Continue reading My Long-Awaited Kitchen Blackboard

#homeetc · coat rail · interiors · jewellery rail · renovation · scarf rail

Coat Rail Makeover with Mini Door Knobs

You may or may not already know of my love of bringing new life to old furniture. Sometimes I take it to extremes, taking something that really doesn’t have a lot of potential, hidden beauty or any other redeeming features and making something out of it. The Bavarian despairs of me when I refuse to… Continue reading Coat Rail Makeover with Mini Door Knobs

#homeetc · interiors · mirror · renovation · upcycling

How to Make a Window Mirror – An Upcycling Tutorial

I *may* have mentioned before that I have a thing for salvaging furniture. A few weeks ago I think I reached a new low. It was pouring rain and I should have been driving directly to Kindergarten so as not to be late.  But it was Sperrmuell day on part of your route. Sperrmuell is… Continue reading How to Make a Window Mirror – An Upcycling Tutorial

#homeetc · hallway · interiors · renovation

Our Hall, Stairs and Landing Transformation

When we first moved into our house, we hadn’t the time to renovate or decorate anything that didn’t need immediate attention. That meant that the dark and gloomy but otherwise fully functional hall, stairs and landing was not a priority. The ugly peach coloured woodchip wallpaper was given a very hasty coat of white emulsion… Continue reading Our Hall, Stairs and Landing Transformation

#homeetc · bathroom makeover · Ikea · interiors · Mirabeau · renovation

The (badly needed) Bathroom Makeover

When we bought our house  back in 2010, I really wanted to change both bathrooms. They  were very dated and ugly. Unfortunately everything worked perfectly, so there was no urgent need to do anything with them. Over the years we got used to them. Finally, in 2013, the some tiles literally fell off the wall… Continue reading The (badly needed) Bathroom Makeover