Category Archives: Bedroom Accessories

Unexpected Bedroom Revamp!

Hey my fellow bloggers. Sincere apologies for why I have not been blogging much lately (my life has been flipped around with the arrival of our new addition to the family – Hugo! So anyways, you’ll meet him a little later on – you can even add him to FaceBook if you really want to!) we recently re-wallpapered our bedroom feature wall.

Basically, Kelly and I were out browsing wallpaper for our living room. Unfortunately, we weren’t too struck on any feature wallpapers – other than a desirable cream/ beige wallpaper, which I insisted we ‘needed’ for our bedroom! Anyways, we purchased a few rolls, and made tracks home.

Angel decided to get in on the action – as per usual. God love her, she is soooo cute!

Angel ready to re-decorate again

First of all, the paper was stripped off and the curtains were taken down and put through the wash for a well deserved freshen up. Secondly, the curtain pole was given a polish – as you do! Then ultimately, the wallpaper was hung. Doesn’t it look gorgeous?

Cream and Beige Bedroom Feature Wallpaper

And here’s a pic of our new puppy dog, Hugo – isn’t he just gorgeous!?

Hugo the Chihuahua Puppy Dog

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Heart Shaped Photo Frame: hanging on the wall!

Unbelievably our Photo Box pictures arrived yesterday morning. We couldn’t wait to get home and put them in our love heart shaped picture frame. At first we were under the impression that some of the images would need to be cropped down carefully, for them to fit in to the photo area – as Photo Box don’t have an option for creating images to the size of 2.5 x 3.5, for example. So anyways, before we got under way with the task at hand. We arranged the photographs on the outer surface, so that we could visualise where they were going to go.

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Once we were happy with the arrangement, it was time to remove the back off our wall hanging heart shaped picture frame. Once removed, we noticed that the underneath was completely flat to the glass – so we were fortunate that the images didn’t need chopping down. We ensured that the photo’s would not slip down, once in the frame, by using sticky tape to secure them in place.

Once we were happy with the images, and had them straight, we re-attached the back of the picture frame and hung it back on our spare bedroom wall.

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So what do you think? A cute way of storing memories huh?! And we just couldn’t resist leaving ‘Rolo’ out, god bless our little Roborovski hamster.

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Love is in the air!

Hey guys, so we were out last week looking for cushions for our living room. It’s always the same, you go out with a pocket full of cash and you find ‘nothing!’ We didn’t let this stop us from spending though, and we certainly found some bargains as we shopped in our local B & M store. Check out this fantastic heart shaped white picture frame – £2.99 in the sale, what a steal!

Heart shaped photo frames

We decided to buy the above white picture frame to hang in our guest room. Our guest room features white and teal decor, so this was sure to add a focal point on that plain wall which the bed sits along. Isn’t it gorgeous? (Angel certainly seems to like it!)

Rather than us raid through our Kodak photo prints, we decided to use Photo Box. Photo Box is a new website which we have come across recently where you can upload your desired image and follow some self explanatory instructions to get the print of your dreams. Once you are happy with your prints, Photo Box prints them in photograph form and posts them out to your chosen address. Photo Box is cheap and very time efficient – why chew on with camera reels etc, paying for a bunch of photos to be developed when you can just select off your computer which images you want and have them printed for next to nowt, right?! Besides, if you sign up to Photo Box you get free prints – meaning you only pay for your postage, bonus!

We created our images yesterday, and already they are in the Royal Mail postage system. We can’t wait to receive them and showcase them in our brand new heart picture frame. To be continued…

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What we learned 2012!

Well guys, seen as its the beginning of a new year, we thought what better time to reflect on what we learned from 2012. So here it goes!

Firstly, we learned that we shouldn’t get our bathroom flooring laid by Franks the Flooring Store. Initially they did a diabolical job, and then sent the same guy out to assess/ rectify his own mistakes. Needless to say, when the guy attempted to fix his own mistakes – it became apparent he was in the wrong industry.

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Frank’s the Flooring Store soon sharp sent two people to relay our black bathroom flooring. They did a fantastic job.

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Secondly, we learned not to purchase a headboard via eBay. Our experience of purchasing a faux suede headboard via eBay was very disappointing. Not only was the headboard description wrong in regards to the upholstered material which covered it, but also the colour was not as described. On a positive note though, the diamanté crystal detailing to the headboard was very chic. In this instance, we learned that cheaper is not always better!

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Thirdly, we learned that we love striped wallpaper. Just look how gorgeous our white furniture looks in our teal bedroom. The teal striped wallpaper is awesome!

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Fourthly, we learned that the cats love to be in on the action, especially when it comes to DIY. Take Angel for instance, she couldn’t resist taking down the wallpaper that time when we redecorated the main bedroom. Diesel is more of the gaffa type, he observes the task in hand.

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Finally, other than learning why you should NEVER leave kitchen appliances unattended, we learned that Kelly needed a new door mat for indoor use.

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Personalised gifts: cream tea light holders

So guys, I mentioned about that porcelain candle holder. Well, I just couldn’t wait to share pics with you all.

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I love the design on the front, with the personal (to me) letter ‘E’ which is so stunningly visible. The detail to the porcelain candle holder is apparent all the way around. We love the circular design, with the desirable cut out detailing which glows stunningly.

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What do you think? Doesn’t it look beautiful? Wouldn’t you agree that this was a very thoughtful Christmas gift?

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Headboard Dilemma: Officially sorted!

Remember that ivory faux suede headboard we bought? Well, as I mentioned previously, when it arrived it was not ivory in colour and it certainly wasn’t faux suede. Basically, it just had to go!

We have purchased many products from Bed SOS in the past, so we thought we would search for a 5ft cream headboard from Bed SOS. We were not disappointed! We opted for the 5ft king size Cambridge headboard, in cream faux leather finish. This headboard came with free next day delivery, or alternatively we could of opted for a specific delivery date if we wished. Bed SOS also deliver on a Saturday at an additional cost of £20.00, but that wasn’t necessary.

Anyways, when the headboard arrived, we were very impressed! The Cambridge 5ft cream headboard is manufactured to a very high standard and comes from the Sleepy Valley Beds Collection. Doesn’t it look beautiful!?

Sleepy Valley Beds 5ft Cambridge Headboard Cream Faux Leather

When we unboxed the headboard, it was covered in a white fibre protection bag, which acted like a dust sheet and also offered slight protection against any damage whilst in transit – even Angel from itsapussycatslife was impressed!

Sleepy Valley Cambridge headboard review

The headboard was packaged securely, and came complete with easy to attach wooden headboard fixing struts.

Sleepy Valley 5ft King Size Headboard Assembly

The struts are of far better quality than the ones included with our previous headboard. They are thicker, better finish/ quality and far more sturdy.  The struts were also extremely easy to attach.

Sleepy Valley 5ft Cream Leather Headboard Review

The pack included x6 bolts and x6 washer rings, three for each strut, as well as the appropriate allen key.

Sleepy Valley Headboards Review

The headboard took around ten minutes to assemble, and fixed to our 5ft divan king size bed without any problem. Over all, we are extremely happy with the colour, style, quality and over all finish of our new headboard.

What do you think?  Is anyone else as impressed as us with the Sleepy Valley Cambridge headboard?  Don’t forget to like, comment and share!

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Ice-Clock Alarm Clocks: Review!

How super cool are these little beauties? We will definitely be getting one of these for our guest bedroom. The white Ice Clock with alarm is awesome and super trendy – wouldn’t you agree?

Featuring a 14.5cm diameter with 4.5cm depth, these designer alarm clocks are rather cute.  The IAF.WE white Ice alarm clock is manufactured in keeping with the classic Ice-Watch design.  This alarm clock features a stainless steel pull out stand to the reverse, analogue display and a snooze button.  The clock also features a backlight which is activated by pressing and holding the snooze button, as well as that all important alarm feature which is activated/ deactivated by twisting the crown to the on/ off position.  The white Ice-Watch alarm clock is like no other alarm clock we have seen before.  The Ice alarm clocks benefit from three-hand Quartz movement, with the second hand sweeping continuously around the face and offering silent movement.  Ice Clock alarm clocks are the latest bedside accessory, which can be wall mounted if preferred.  The Ice-Clock Alarm Clock Collection is available in a variety of ten colours, and comes in official Ice-Clock packaging, with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.

What are your thoughts on these fantastic designer clocks? – feel free to like, comment and share!

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