About the house 6

January 20th 2014

About the house

Time for another little house update – quite a few things are new thanks to some lovely Christmas and birthday presents.

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Some new mantel pottery: the white biscuit vase is (allegedly) Troika via eBay and the blue-dipped vases were a present from Josh.

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I love this giant scallop-painted vase, also a Christmas present (from Habitat).

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The art above the fireplace is new too, a Kai and Sunny screenprint.


Dying flowers, still pretty though

DIY footstool

I made this footstool from an old duvet.

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A new owl pal (from the Donna Wilson sample sale back in December) perched on top of the bookcase.

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Gorgeous new kitchenware by Tom Butcher

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Sewing notions are taking over! I can’t wait to get my own room back (my sister’s been staying with us for a while) and organise it into a proper sewing space with a home for everything.

Comments (10)

  • Anna // angel in the north

    January 20th 2014 at 1:25 pm

    That foot stool is amazing! Just an old duvet wrapped in fabric? Will you do a tutorial? :)

    1. Katie

      January 28th 2014 at 2:56 pm

      I would but it was really a bodge job! If I try again I’ll be more methodical and write up the steps.

  • Jodie

    January 20th 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I love how beautiful your books look arranged in colour order! i wish i could do this with mine but I’m a little OCD and get frustrated if they’re not ordered by author. I also really like your globe, it’s very pretty.

  • Lisa

    January 20th 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I love the screenprint and the footstool. You’re so talentes as sewing. I wish I could make something similar for our lounge.

  • Lisa

    January 20th 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Obviously my last commented should read ‘talented’, why my predictive text on my phone lets me write non-words is beyond me.

  • Angela @Little Apple Tree

    January 26th 2014 at 9:02 pm

    You have some gorgeous pieces around your house! I love the kitchen stoneware.

  • 5 Great Upcycle Projects | HIBS100

    January 28th 2014 at 9:00 pm

    […] There’s nothing like the satisfaction of finding a new purpose for something in your home, giving it a fresh lease of life. What Katie Does displays a real sense of ingenuity with this foot stool made from an old duvet. […]

  • Suze

    February 25th 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Beautiful bedroom, can you tell us where you found/bought the letterpress sketches on your wall?

    1. Katie

      February 26th 2014 at 12:52 pm

      Hi, I bought them from Spitalfields market, you can find out more about them here: http://www.thefontarchive.co.uk/

  • domestikate

    March 2nd 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I always love your owly mantelpiece! And that globe is gorgeous.

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