Some people have been very complimentary about my blog, saying I’ve inspired them (flattery will get you everywhere), and asking me where I get my inspiration from (shout out to my colleague Michelle!).

With the living room, we saw the green we chose in the Wickes colour collection 2012 booklet, but the dark grey they paired it with was too much for our room, so we toned it down a bit. We’re using a lot of our existing furniture and the photo wall just came straight out of our heads. For the kitchen, we didn’t even know what we wanted until we saw it, but it was love at first sight in the B&Q showroom!

I’ve been doing a lot of Googling lately for inspiring decorating images, and then for more specific items when we’ve made a decision on something. I came across a website called Pinterest, through which you can add a pin to your browser and, at the click of a button (or two), add any image from the webpage you’re on to predefined ideas boards.

This is great for me, as I come across some lovely pics, but can’t always remember where I’ve seen them. As I’ve set up my Pinterest account around the same time as starting this blog, it’s really just full of decorating images at the moment, but I’ll probably add more boards as inspiration overcomes me!

I’m not sure how they found me, but some people I don’t know have been reading my blog, which is very exciting! One of the lovely ladies who commented left her blog address, so I thought I’d mosey on over and nosey at someone else’s DIY. It’s very funny, and I can sympathise with quite a few of Karen and Joe’s problems – check out their blog at

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5 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. KarenAnita says:

    Oh how lovely of you to mention me! 🙂
    I just stumbled across your blog on the DIY/Home tag on WordPress I think. I love to see what other people are doing and get some inspiration myself! Decorating is hard haha!

    Keep the posts coming 🙂

    • Chelle says:

      I’m trying to sneak a peek at the bloggers who are following me, and I loved your blog – I really felt your pain when your husband drilled through a pipe! Decorating IS hard, glad we’re not the only ones who think so! 🙂

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