DIY moodboard and exciting video news

DIY moodboard from old iron gate | Growing SpacesToday I’m celebrating the fact that I’ve been brave enough to do something that scares me and I’ve been putting off for ages – I’ve launched my very own brand new YouTube channel! So if you were a fan of the videos I created for the Heather At Home channel in collaboration with, head right on over to subscribe to Heather’s Space, where in my first video I turn an old rusty iron gate into this moodboard for the previously blank wall in my office. Each Thursday I’ll share a new video, from my DIY projects at home, to craft tutorials, styling ideas, and any other adventures I’ve been having.

I spotted this old rusty iron gate in my friend Nellie’s garden. I immediately pictured it up on the wall in my office so I swiftly persuaded Nellie to let me buy it off her. It’s super-heavy so I was a bit concerned about how I’d get it mounted on the wall, but Ben came up with the idea of using heavy duty garage hooks, and they were the perfect solution (don’t use these if your wall is made from plasterboard or from old, crumbling plaster). The top rail of the gate simply slots into the hooks, and then I used magnets to display my favourite bits and bobs. I could also use the magnets to put up my giant safety pin (which I use to store my washi tape) and my florist’s scissors.

DIY moodboard from old iron gate | Growing Spaces

DIY moodboard from old iron gate | Growing Spaces

Old button box | Growing Spaces

DIY moodboard made from an old iron gate | Growing Spaces

Magnetic moodboard | Growing SpacesFor a more in-depth look at this DIY moodboard, do have a gander at the video below and don’t forget to subscribe to catch all the exciting videos I plan to share.



  1. January 18, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    A friend just mentioned your site as one to check out for interiors inspo and I’m so glad I did! This gate is so lovely, you’re ever so lucky to have found something so cool! We’ve just moved so I’m soaking up all the ideas. Lovely stuff!

    • Heather Young January 24, 2016 / 4:26 pm

      So lovely to hear that I’ve been recommended to you. It’s great to welcome you – I’m glad you like it! x

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