A different kind of therapy

Spring time is normally the time of year when we look to redecorate our homes, but for me, it’s summer when I most feel like a change. Maybe it’s because I was a summer baby and this is when one years ends for me and the next begins. But, whatever the reason, my latest form of therapy is giving a whole new look to the place where I spend most of my time.

So, whilst it’s not exactly ‘out with the old, in with the new’, I have made a few thrifty purchases. I’ve become a regular on Ebay, which has led to me find some great bargains (who doesn’t like a bargain?) and some perfect accessories to give my home a whole new vibe.

But it’s not all about buying stuff. Indeed not – I’ve been up-cycling too, transforming some shabby looking furniture into something more  chic and fresh. It’s amazing what a coat or two of paint, a sanding block and some colourful fabric can do.


This is my latest piece of wall art  on my stairway – a stencil – to add a touch of positivity and keep the Spanish feeling: it translates as “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain!”

I still have a few more mini projects to complete, but I am loving the transformation thus far.

Next job is to create a truly Mediterranean kitchen – you might need sunglasses for what I have planned!

🙂 Happy Home = Happy Family 🙂



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