The Cushion Correspondent

Bedside table gets the chalk paint treatment

This one has been a long time coming. For starters I’ve had the bedside table for years. Actual years. I think it was one of the first purchases I made … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 6 Comments

DIY string shelving

Look what I made! Ok, I didn’t make that one. But it was very much the inspiration behind my latest DIY project. So, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned (in … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

WHAT’S NEW: Antique mirror

WHAT IS IT? A bevelled edge antique mirror. I have no idea what decade it’s from because it was a gift (see below) but if I had to guess I’d … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Travel-inspired style for a budget Ikea buy

I actually did this months ago but am only just getting around to posting it. It was one of the first DIY projects I did when I moved in with … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Hallway

So er… Happy New Year? What do you mean it’s February? Ok, ok, I know, I haven’t blogged in over a month. Actually it’s more like six weeks. Look, I’m … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

An interview with The Cushion Correspondent.

A month or so ago the Sofa & Chair Company asked if I’d like to do a guest post/interview thingy. Now, I have to be honest, up until that point … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Christmas wreath step-by-step (sort of)

I don’t normally do ‘step-by-steps’. I say I don’t ‘normally’ do them, I haven’t done one YET. And the reason for that is because I don’t like to be too … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

INSPIRATION: Blackboard walls

I’ve had a thing for blackboard walls for a while now. And I’ve had an idea for one in our flat which was inspired by, of all people, Ben Fogle. … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Colourful frames for vintage magazine ads

While on holiday in Nice last summer, I picked up these old 1920s-30s magazine adverts in the famous┬áCours Saleya market (Monday is antiques day FYI). They were between five and … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Plasti-kote and postcards for a DVD storage tower

Finding cheap media storage that is also attractive is basically impossible. They take up as much space as a bookcase but unlike books, CDs and DVDs are not pretty. They’re … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · Leave a comment