Home Etc 156 – November Edition

It occurred to me the other day that it’s just 7 weeks until I finish work for the Christmas break. My goodness how this year has flown! And dare I say it, autumn isn’t so bad after all. Mainly because we’re finally making progress with home renovation plans and I can hardly believe it’s happening.

Gone is our puppy and kitten accident stained living room carpet. In its place a beautiful engineered wood herringbone floor. The lining paper has been stripped from the walls and the fake artex is off the ceiling. We’ve replastered and repainted and it’s most definitely looking like a totally different room.

I’m not sure it will be finished by Christmas but I’m already overjoyed with how it’s shaping up – watch this space!

But back to last month’s link ups, Caro and I are really enjoying seeing how the community is expanding now we’re on a monthly hosting so THANK YOU to everyone who continues to link up, it’s greatly appreciated.


There’s nothing we love more than seeing an epic project come to fruition here on Home Etc. And so it was that Caro and I unanimously chose Steph from Renovation Bay-Bee’s  AMAZING NEW GARDEN for our worthy October winner. She as gone into so much detail (which of course appeals to my fussy retentiveness 😉 and left no stone unturned in her quest to make her outdoor space serve every possible need for her family. It’s truly inspiring, there’s a even a designated doggy toilet area!

I won’t say too much more here but honestly, get on over and have a read, what a triumph!

Steph Renovation Bay Bee

Do take a look at Steph’s project with all the detail of how it came to be. And congratulations Steph, 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.


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 December to share our favourite from November and this lucky blogger will receive a £20 voucher from our fabulous sponsor Laura Ashley.

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  1. Steph
    November 7, 2018 / 7:53 am

    Thank you so much for picking my post!! I’m chuffed to bits as there is always so many great blogs linked up. I’m going to treat myself with my voucher!

  2. medinagrillo
    November 8, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    Erm.. I think im in love with your floor lins!

    • Lins
      November 12, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      Thank you so much Medina, I’m overjoyed with it! X

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