HOW I CREATED MY GALLERY WALL PART ONE

Gallery walls…. we all want one but we also don’t know where to start. I don’t know about you but once I think about how much time it takes to collect prints, the cost this entails and then the actual gallery wall layout your left feeling rather overwhelmed.

I’m going to talk you through how I created my first gallery wall on our stairwell. This will be in two bite size blog post chunks to give you my hints and tips on creating a fun, eye-catching gallery wall that won’t break the bank.

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MOTHER’S DAY TOP 5 ALTERNATIVE GIFT GUIDE

I’m here to talk Mother’s Day gift guide, the day is fast approaching (Sunday 31st March to be precise) and I thought I would share with you my Top 5 alternative Mother’s Day gift to buy. Every mother loves a potted plant or a bouquet of flowers with a box of chocolates but sometimes you have to write a blog post to share what you want, so that’s what I’m doing and I will probably forward this on to family for my birthday this summer.

Here is a selection of items I am completely lusting over at the moment, all in completely different price brackets for whatever your budget. Let’s dive in.

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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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