Home Etc #137 – Home & Interiors Bloghop

Home Etc 137

Loves! I’m feeling excited at the prospect of our long-term home renovation project for the first time in a long time. It’s been 4 years since we moved in and despite talking FOREVER about one day building a ground floor extension, we have done absolutely zero about it. Finally though, finally, Pete went to talk to our financial adviser at the weekend to see what’s possible for borrowings. It turns out that our dreams may be able to turn into reality sooner than we think, yay!

I don’t know about you but unless I have a goal in place I’m hopeless at planning for that goal. So if someone says we need to save X for an extension, then I can knuckle down and live like a hermit for as long as it takes. But until I know what X is, I don’t give saving for it a second thought. Hopefully by the time we go on holiday in a couple of weeks we’ll know the lay of the land and can actually start planning!

Have you ever had to save for a big home renovation project? I’d love to know.

For now, back to last week’s favourite.


Last week we loved Jane’s gallery wall using IKEA picture ledges. It’s such a great idea to be able to change up displayed photos/artwork/images creating a whole new look for a room very easily and at such little cost too! Jane’s space looks beautiful and I definitely need to pick up some of these ledges for our home.

Maflingo Gallery Wall

Congratulations Jane, you’re entered into our monthly Laura Ashley voucher prize!

Now it’s your turn, please do join in with any home/upcycling/DIY/craft/interiors-related posts.


All we ask is that you follow these 3 little rules:

1) Please include our lovely #HomeEtc badge at the bottom of your post.

2) You may link up to two posts — new or old — but no more than two posts each week please.

3) Please be kind enough to comment on your HOSTS’ POSTS which will always be the first two entries in the link up, plus a couple of others.

Blog hops only work if you’re as generous with your comments as you are at sharing your posts.

Be sure to tweet us @booandmaddie or @twinklediaries with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and we will always retweet. We will pick 1 favourite post each week then at the end of the month we’ll choose an overall winner.

This lucky blogger will receive a £20 voucher from our fabulous sponsor Laura Ashley.

Don’t forget to keep using the #HomeEtc hashtag on Instagram too! We just love to see your Instagram photographs and remember next week your host is Caro!

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