Ikea Hack, DIY Fur Stool



Budget DIY Fur Stool 


For ages, I have been wanting to have a go at making a fur stool. I have seen these being made over on Youtube and Pinterest and I decided to give it a go for myself. I popped into Ikea and I picked up one of the Marius stools. I couldn't believe the value of the stool. The stool is a steal at €3.50, I had been searching on Pinterest for ideas for having the Marius stool. I decided to turn it into a fur stool for my office. Recently I was at a homeware press day, On one of the inspirational trend boards, I saw the colour pink and gold being used together. This gave me the colour inspiration for my stool. In my office, I do have a lot of gold accent colours. I was torn between copper and gold but I decided on gold. I managed to get my hands on a fantastic pink fluffy cushion too. This DIY is really easy to do. It is a perfect DIY to complete in an afternoon. 

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Vlog | Harvey Norman Homeware Spring Summer 2018


Harvey Norman Spring Summer press day 2018


On Wednesday I got to go on the vintage tea bus and head down to Mount Druid with some fellow bloggers and press to have a look at the new Harvey Norman Spring Summer collection. I never really get to go on press days, however, it was my day off and when I heard we got to go on the vintage tea tour bus I jumped at the chance. Some of you might remember last year when I got to go on the vintage bus with the fancyhen.ie. I vlogged the day and shared it on my Youtube channel to give you a behind the scenes look at the day. I will also share some pictures here.  

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Mini homeware haul and Decor update


Mini Haul 


Hi everyone, I have a few homeware and stationary pieces to share in today's post. The house was feeling a little bare after taking all of the Christmas decorations down so I wanted to get a few pieces to add a bit of colour back into the house. I have a few items today, from candles to faux flowers that are making the house feel more homely in January. Winter is long! and I find January and February can be a bit dreary, as we wait for Spring to arrive. I also have a Youtube video sharing today's pieces and a mini house tour of how the house is looking after Christmas. I will link to the video at the end of the post. 


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Ikea Duktig play kitchen makeover


Ikea Kids Kitchen Hack


I am so excited about this weeks makeover. For a long time, I have been wanting to makeover my very own Ikea Duktig kids kitchen. However, I have no kids! So, no valid reason to go out and get the  Duktig kitchen to makeover, but, when my work buddy said she had one and it was getting out in storage I jumped at the chance to take it off her hands and give it a makeover. I had been swooning over these Ikea kitchen makeovers on Pinterest and I really wanted to do one. I decided to go for a feminine style kitchen as it will be going back to a house full of little ladies so I knew they would appreciate my pink, gold and marble combo. I have put together a Youtube video also on how I transformed my mini kitchen. I will make sure to link to the video at the bottom of this post. 

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How I curl my hair, Vintage style hair tutorial using GHD


My go-to hair


I have finally gotten around to filming a hair tutorial. A few of you guys had asked me to film a video on how I achieve my vintage style curls in my hair. Just before Christmas, I got my colour done with Fiona from hairsensation.ie, I am a dreadful hair client and I only get my colour done every 12 weeks. Root spray and dry shampoo is definitely my friend. I put together a Youtube video for you guys to check out and in the video, I am answering my frequently asked hair questions. 
 I use a GHD to curl my hair and in the video, I am sharing the technique I use to achieve curls using the GHD. My best advice is to practice creating the curls with the GHD turned off and then go ahead and curl your hair once you feel a bit more confident. 
I hope you like the video. Please hit that subscribe button and give it a thumbs up! 

Chat soon, 
Catherine. 


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