I rescued a six-foot long IKEA Ribba picture ledge from a skip, gave it a faux marble makeover and hung it up in our bedroom. And I'm so damn glad I did. #NearlyNewWood #NearlyNewChallenge
Robert's away, Cora's asleep, and I don't know what to do so What We Do In The Shadows (the dishes and laundry can wait).
Serious case of the Mondays here as I've spur-of-the-moment decided to wean Cora off her dodie (soother). She's not a happy baby right now, but I figure it's best to wean her off it before she's able to articulate how much she hates me. Also, I can't not mention my new letter board from @aprilandthebear. It is heaven and distracted me from the crying for a good 20 minutes this morning (thank you, Siobhan 💕). Is now too early for wine?
Over on the blog today I shared a furniture update I made for Rincy (@lilone23) using Rust-Oleum's furniture paint and personalised with Rincy's favourite lyrics. Full reveal and DIY details on interiordiyer.com! 📝 #MakeItYours
It's been a week since #DrunkInteriors and I'm already missing my wolf pack @dinki_dots @swoonworthyblog 💕 (you too, @2nilup 😜)
Last weekend Maria (@dinki_dots) and I visited Kimberly (@swoonworthyblog) in Manchester for our now annual introverts weekend of carnage (pyjamas, drinks, too much food and talking nonsense). We met online years ago and I'm lucky enough to call them two of my best friends. More on the blog 🍷 #DrunkInteriors
The past few months have been busy AF. They've been exhausting and stressful, but luckily the scale is majorly leaning towards exciting AF. Calm above the water, and paddling hard AF underneath.
When you've had such a good day that you don't have time to Instagram until you're in bed. #DrunkInteriors @dinki_dots @swoonworthyblog 🍻💕
About 2 months ago I took a leaf from our fiddle leaf fig and placed it in water. Nothing happened for a long time, then 2 days ago it started sprouting roots. Not bad for a religious black-thumber. It's alive ... ALIVE. #WiddleFiddle
Thank you Vision One Homes for including The Interior DIYer in your top 100 blogs. It means a lot to be in the company of such incredible bloggers and is pretty flattering to say the least 🌿
🌲 Happy Canada Day from a confused looking Cora! 🌲 Cora's actually a Canadian citizen (because she's my daughter). Her initials are 'CBC', so she kind of has to be ... 🌲 #CoraCarberry
Thank you to Sé (@seseven) from Da Capo Goldsmiths who took my sketches and made them into a real life eternity ring. Swipe to see how I designed an eternity ring to spell Cora's name (and I can't not mention how it also looks like it has cat ears 😻 A happy coincidence!) More pictures and details on my blog today if you're curious #CoraCarberry
#TBT to Da Capo Goldsmith studio and meeting with Sé (@seseven) who made me a bespoke piece of pretty. I collected it yesterday, took photos of it today and can't wait to share it tomorrow. But for now, I'm going to cry over their delicious mirror / carpet combo ...
What clapping, waving, crawling, shrieking, climbing, babbling, 'no'ing, sitting, shuffling baby turned 8 months old last week? 👍This one👍 #CoraCarberry p.s. Now that she's crawling, is she a toddler?! 😭 #AsLongAsImLivingMyBabyYoullBe
Our (landlord's) living room shelves are awkward to style and their general old yellowedness is beginning to make my eyes bleed, so I moved things around, restyled them and it may have done the trick. But I'm beginning to feel like I'm getting too old for landlord furniture. Anyone else out there living with a piece of furniture you can't get rid of? And it haunts you? And you just want to carefully ram it through a wood chipper?
Throw back to the weekend when we visited Robert's brother and his wife's new home in Malahide and the colour of their living room nearly killed me dead. #GreenWithEnvy
Cora's felt ball bunting by @creative_tuesday (from long time internet friend Janine of @madeformestudio) in its new home on the mirror in our hallway. More pictures on the blog today 💕
Four of Cora's top teeth are coming through all at once which means she's not a happy baby these days. Cora wants to be on the floor, without being on the floor. She wants to be held, without being held. She doesn't know what she wants and neither do I. I want to hold her but I'd liken it to trying to cuddle a paint mixer. Mommy needs a drink. #TGIF