Home Etc #152 – July Interiors Link Up

Home Etc 152

Can you remember a summer like this one? I surely can’t, not since I was in school. It’s blissful isn’t it, long sunny days seem to put everyone in such a good mood! Caro and I are back with the July linkup for #HomeEtc and I definitely think it was a good decision to go monthly. It gives people more chance to join in and means we can focus on co-promotion.

So what’s happened since our June link up? Well, I feel like I’ve finally found some commitment for our home reno projects. An electrician has been to do some non-glamorous grunt work like adding new plug sockets in our living room and replacing some lighting. Our home was built in the early 1930’s and whilst that means it’s not as old as some, it’s still old enough to be quite impractical at times.

We’ve also had more new windows fitted at long last, with both our first floor and top floor landing windows being done, as well as another bedroom. That means we’re more or less done now with the only windows left being ones that will change anyway when we carry out our ground floor extension.

And on that subject! We’ve had the first architect round to discuss plans and he’s coming back in a few weeks to take proper measurements to present us with a first set of drawings. Finally at long last, next year we could be building and I’m so excited. It’s been nearly 4 and a half years since we moved in and it’s time to get cracking.

But that’s enough from me, without further ado here’s our favourite from last month’s June linkup.


We had some wonderful posts link up for June but it’s yet another DIY treat from the very talented Medina at Grillo Designs who has our vote. She’s super talented and turns her hand to any project, just take a look at this outdoor sofa she built!


Congratulations Medina, you’ve won our monthly Laura Ashley voucher prize! We’ll be in touch to arrange delivery.

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

amandacotting / amothersstyle / babybound_au

fromcity2suburb / homeheartharmony / capturebylucy

lifeat139a / notafrumpymum / make_mine_eclectic


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’ll be back on the first Wednesday in August to share our favourite from July and this lucky blogger will receive a £20 voucher from our fabulous sponsor Laura Ashley.

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  1. July 4, 2018 / 11:01 am

    Thanks for hosting – and including my instagram photo – was a fab shop to stumble across X

    • Lins
      July 4, 2018 / 9:36 pm

      You’re very welcome Steph! Yes the shop looks like a real treasure trove X

  2. July 21, 2018 / 8:01 am

    Thanks Lins, these this are really great to decorate your home with for anyone.

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