POUNDLAND HACK| HOW TO REMOVE WAX FROM A CANDLE JAR

POUNDLAND

THE STORE THAT IS YOUR GO TO, TO BUY CHEAP SNACKS AND CLEANING PRODUCTS.

BUT IS IT?

POUNDLAND HAS STARTED TO DIP ITS TOE INTO THE WORLD OF HOMEWARE AND  HAVE  PRODUCED SOME REAL GEMS.

WHO REMEMBERS THE ZEBRA AND  CACTI VASES? I REST MY CASE.

On a recent Poundland dash of my own to buy barney bears and toothpaste I was stopped in my tracks. For months I’ve lusted after the textured glass vase from H&M Home. Don’t get me wrong with the vase range costing under £20 it’s hardly breaking the bank.

Poundland have now released a range of candles in a very similar design to the H&M Home vase and you guessed it they only cost a pound.

Yes my heart did skip a little beat with excitement thinking of all it’s uses. My only issue was, the candle wax. I’m impatient for one and two well there is no two I’m just really impatient and I want to use the jar ASAP.

   I’m a custom to burning the candle at both ends but I didn’t have the first clue how to remove a whole candle wax from the jar.

After chatting with my Instagram followers about the subject and a bit of googling I came up with my plan. Now it’s time to share this information with you.

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HOW TO UPDATE YOUR HALLWAY WITHOUT DECORATING WITH POSTERLOUNGE AD

THERE ARE LARGE ONES,THERE ARE SKINNY ONES, THERE ARE SHORT ONES, THERE ARE LONG ONES…. WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT? HALLWAYS OF COURSE.

The last  hallway update was late 2018,when my love for Farrow & Ball Hague Blue was at its peak. Admittedly I still have big love for Hague Blue but I do become bored very easily. Instagram and Pinterest can often make you feel like a child in a sweet shop. I’ll have one of those and one of those and before you know it you’re decorating the same space multiple times a year.

 I started to question myself, if you love Hague Blue then why change it? Why not find ways to update the space without decorating.

 When the online print store Posterlounge contacted me about a collaboration I saw this as a perfect opportunity to use prints as a way to update this space, more on that a bit later.

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PAINTING MY LEATHER SOFA – THE REVIEW A YEAR ON

A year ago almost to the day I was ready to throw out our much loved brown leather sofa, this sofa was bought a few months after my second child was born in 2009.

Children don’t just prematurely age you, they prematurely age your furniture too.

Im going to take you through the process, how to, was it worth doing and how has it worn a year on.

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I was seeing this guy called Instagram but he was such a player!

Instagram is exactly that, he takes you out gives you all the love and attention leaving you completely committed then one day drops you with no reason why! You think you’ve found what works it’s all going well then suddenly you was robbed by someone called the  algorithm and your left wondering what you did wrong. Continue reading “I was seeing this guy called Instagram but he was such a player!”

So you think you’re a Blogger now…

Not another Interior/Lifestyle blog I hear you say!

I won’t try and sugar coat it, that’s exactly what this is but this Blog is by me so without further ado let me introduce myself.

Some of you may already know me from Instagram as the face behind House of Chester, my name is Michaela I’m a mum of two children and one fur babe Winston the untrained slightly bonkers French Bulldog oh and not forgetting my long suffering life partner Andrew. Living our lives in Essex


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