From house to home
Your Fix it with Flair competition inspired me to slowly start turning our house into a home. We don’t have lots of money, so with a limited budget and a vision in mind, I got stuck in and did it all myself.
We already had most of the décor items. I love antiques and I’ve collected pieces over the years but until now they’d never found the right spot in our home. My mother also helps me look for pretty things and my wonderful family always know exactly what to get me for my birthday!
I got two wooden chairs for nothing from a woman who no longer had any use for them. I simply had to sand and paint them to spruce them up. I’ve had the old steel cabinets for quite a while – I plan to have new handles made for them. I then had the desktops made and used old trestles and crates to support them.
My two daughters are always looking for somewhere to do their homework, paint or draw, so I wanted to create a spot for them in the study but still keep my workspace. There was a platform in the corner of the room that was previously used for storage – now it’s a cheerful reading nook.
This room, which was previously hidden behind a closed door, is now a pleasant, contemporary space for creative thinking and doing homework with a smile.