We’ve used plywood plenty of times in projects around our house, but its always been hidden away rather than left on show in its natural state. I keep coming across fantastic home design ideas using plywood in all its glory, and I love the clean and modern look it gives to a space. Plywood – a manufactured wood panel made from layers of wood veneer which is available in a number of different thicknesses – is cheap, easy to work with and offers huge design potential, making it perfect for experimenting with ideas for kids’ rooms (and grown-up spaces, too).… View Post

I realised recently that I’ve never actually got round to properly sharing Ez’s bedroom makeover from last year. I showed you her brother’s indoor climbing wall and flip-down desk, and I did a video about the plywood Ikea-hack in Ez’s room, but never followed it up with a proper post. And she absolutely loves her room, so it seems only fair to share it here. I have a thing for plywood in kids’ rooms, so when we moved the twins into their own bedrooms last Christmas, I wanted to make it a feature of their new spaces. I love the… View Post

Since we swapped our old double bed in the guest room for a Hemnes daybed from Ikea to free up some floor space, we’ve needed to come up with a bedside table solution. The drawers pull out to turn the single bed into a double, but once we’ve done that there isn’t space for a bedside table between the bed and doorway, so we decided a wall-mounted option was our best bet. We chose our favourite DIY material, plywood, swapped our usual drill for Gorilla Wood Glue, and got building. I sketched out a super-simple design for a wall-mounted bedside shelf – it… View Post

We recently decorated our hallway, stairway and landing – finally ridding the house of its last areas of beige and magnolia, and painting everything a fresh, bright white. Obviously this meant taking everything down off the walls, and I’ve taken my time deciding what to fill that great, white expanse of wall on the stairway. I wanted to try to introduce some plants there if I could, but I couldn’t work out quite how to go about doing it. Then I went along to B&Q’s recent press show, and saw some clever wall hooks made using plywood – we were… View Post

Image: Dawanda I know it’s not just me who’s go the January declutter and organising bug – everyone seems to be at it! I’m relishing clearing the decks and giving loads of areas of our home a refresh, plus I’m on the lookout for great DIY projects that will help me in my mission to make our house as organised as possible. I’m tackling all the areas where clutter builds up and trying to find solutions. But money’s tight after Christmas, and we definitely don’t have much free time on our hands, so I’ve found some easy DIY projects that… View Post