DIY plywood bedside shelves with Gorilla Glue

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…

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String shelving display

Still in France. Still doing daily battle with 3G. I am currently sat in the nearest McDonalds with a strong black coffee so I can get a quick bit of work done, so apologies for the brevity of this post! Living the high life and all that. But I figure that I made the effort to take these photographs before I went away, so it’s worth spending just a bit of time writing the words so that I can get the post published at least and you won’t forget all about me while I’m away. I can’t remember if I…

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Jungle animals: Urban Jungle Bloggers

Did you hear that 2016 will see the publication of the first ever Urban Jungle Bloggers book? So exciting and very well-deserved! I know Igor and Judith are already busy beavering away, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with – it’s sure to be packed with planty greatness, and I’ll be grabbing my copy as soon as it’s out in September. This month, Igor and Judith have challenge the urban jungle bloggers to get creative when it comes to showing their plants cohabiting with wild animals! From miniature animal figures to real-life cats and dogs, animals…

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Styling the Seasons: July

There’s nothing like leaving things until the last minute, and I’m absolutely squeaking in under the wire on the last day of the month with my post for July’s Styling the Seasons. One of these days I’ll post on the first of the month (unlikely). : Styling the Seasons, by Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots : “Reflect the change of seasons and show those changes in your own home, by styling any surface (shelf, dining table, mantelpiece) with something you like to reflect the new month and what it means to you” When we finally made it to the…

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Styling the Seasons: November

: Styling the Seasons, by Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots : “Reflect the change of seasons and show those changes in your own home, by styling any surface (shelf, dining table, mantelpiece) with something you like to reflect the new month and what it means to you” Cutting it pretty close to the wire to get this month’s Styling the Seasons post up, but I was determined not to miss a month, and grabbed a spare ten minutes this morning (still in my dressing gown!) to style up the shelf in our family craft area. November has really whizzed by in a blur. I’ve…

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