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DIY Projects

DIY No Cold Callers Sign |

It's been a funny old week. It started in recovery from a whisky-fuelled weekend in Edinburgh and ended up on the sofa with a hot water bottle, nursing a bad back and catching up on recorded tellybox.

Oh and then there was good old Barney, who stormed through our back garden taking a rather large rhododendron with him. To be fair, the shrub was already dead, having been ravaged by frosts the year we moved into OneandSeventy, but the structure it provided in the garden will be sorely missed... especially by the Honeysuckle and Sweet Peas I started growing up it this summer. *sigh*

C'est la vie.

On the bright side, the recent spell of squally weather has seen fewer doorstep marketers hawking their wares. Although that could also have something to do with the rather unique sign on our front door!

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Christmas Decoration Storage by

I don't have a "this is the easiest tutorial in the world ever" category but if I did... this would be in it.

Now I don't want you getting too excited. This is not rocket science, but I thought I'd share with you a neat idea for organising your Christmas decorations.

Erm, Sue? It's the middle of January?

Yeah, I know. But what with other demands on my time (I have a business to run, you know!), everything but the tree and lights have been sitting in my office since I took them down. Whilst it might be a little late, I still wanted to share with you this easy peasy storage idea, as it can be used for anything.

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The making of a personalised DIY house sign by

Every home needs a name.

The previous owners of OneandSeventy had theirs carved into a beautiful piece of wood, which was still hanging over the door when we moved in. After a year of looking at it and wondering how to make it ours, I finally had a brainwave. 

The making of a personalised DIY house sign by

Using some good old-fashioned carbon paper and a (fairly) steady hand, I upcycled this weather-beaten monstrosity into a gorgeous personalised house sign, which now takes pride of place at the front of our home.

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How to shorten a vertical blind in 10 easy steps by

You may remember how during the Guest Room makeover, Beloved moved the vertical blind to the kitchen.

You'll also no doubt recall how, although we knew the two windows were the same width, we didn't think to measure the length... and ended up with a blind that overhung the sill.

How to shorten a vertical blind in 10 easy steps by


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Replacing a headboard for free with

Beloved and I LOVE our Super King bed. Not only is it really comfy, it's so fabulously large it's like sleeping on a football pitch.

"Hellloooo over there!"


"Hellloooo over there!"

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