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DIY Heirloom Furniture

During a recent spring clean, Jools’ Dad gave us a beautiful vintage suitcase that he’d been given as a 21st birthday present by his parents in April 1962. It accompanied him on his travels to Loughborough during his practical engineering training.

Being so stylish and with the family history behind it we knew we wanted to have it on display. Jools has recently fallen in love with Dansette legs, whilst trying to find some to fit his Wurlitzer Electric Piano, and had a spare set lying around. Over Easter, we thought we’d have a go at combining these two retro beauties to make a table that doubles up as storage.

We are so pleased with the results! Keep a look out for more Dansette inspired projects on Missalayneous in future.

Post DIY

Post DIY

Pre DIY

Pre DIY

Materials: vintage suitcase, Dansette legs, screws and sockets plus 4 wood blocks.

Position the leg sockets evenly apart. We used a tape measure for accuracy.

Position the leg sockets evenly apart. We used a tape measure for accuracy.

Mark the holes with pen, ready to drill.

Mark the holes with pen, ready to drill.

A hand drill is fine for this project.

A hand drill is fine for this project.

The four wood blocks go inside the suitcase to support the leg sockets.

The four wood blocks go inside the suitcase to support the leg sockets.

Mark the holes in the wood and start drilling!

Mark the holes in the wood and start drilling!

Attaching the leg sockets to the wood blocks is the most complicated part.  Be patient with it as you align the screws into the holes.

Attaching the leg sockets to the wood blocks is the most complicated part. Be patient with it as you align the screws into the holes.

This is what the inside looks like after all sockets are attached to wood blocks. Still ample room for storage!

This is what the inside looks like after all sockets are attached to wood blocks. Still ample room for storage!

The best bit.... attaching the legs. We knew it had come together at this point.

The best bit… attaching the legs. We knew it had come together at this point.

Tada! The Real McCoy.

Tada! The Real McCoy.

Much love and thanks to Mr Jools Scott for his DIY inspiration and talents – we make a good team 🙂

We hope you like this storage idea as much as we do. It’s easily transferable to other items such as retro trays… who knows, the possibilities are endless!

What do you think? We would love to hear your ideas.

Paper Tache Fun

Paper Tache Fun

I’m so excited about Made in Paper magazine… it’s full of fun ideas for parties and inspirational home décor. There are easy-to-follow projects such as a gold leaf bowl, paper straw wreath and much, much more. Rhiannon and I are currently planning my 30th birthday party (ahhhh 30!! cue mid-life crisis) and I can’t wait to make some paper moustaches, gorgeous garlands and pretty pom poms.

Made in Paper Magazine

Made in Paper is on sale now at £7.99 and available to buy from WHSmiths and all good newsagents.

TWITTER @MadeinPaperMag
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/madeinpapermagazine

I hope you enjoy yours as much as I’m enjoying mine! Happy Sunday xxx

I Love Patchwork Quilts…

Love Quilting and Patchwork Magazine

There is definitely a love of all things patchwork in our house… in fact I would go as far as saying we’re all patchwork mad!

To date I have only bought patchwork quilts but now feel it is time to start making my own (to keep my collection up to date and my purse healthy).

I was delighted to see this Love Quilting & Patchwork Magazine on sale on Valentines Day and thought I’d share the love with you all. The magazine covers all aspects of quilting including step-by-step projects, behind the scenes features and everything fabric and design related to see, read, visit and buy.

At £4.99, Love Quilting & Patchwork Magazine is a real keeper… I know I’ll be referring back to mine!

Pick up your copy from WHSmiths and all good newsagents, or order from www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk

Here’s a selection of our favourite quilts from around our house… enjoy!

Paisley Dream Quilt

Paisley Dream Quilt

Layne's Summer Quilt

Layne’s Summer Quilt

Rhiannon's already making her own

Rhiannon’s already making her own

Indian Quilt from my travels

Indian Quilt from my travels

You can follow Love Quilting & Patchwork – @LoveQuiltingMag on Twitter and Love Quilting & Patchwork on Facebook

Share your quilting favourites with me using the comment form below!

Happy Saturday XxX

Rosey lives on a boat

I am so happy to have my dear friend Rosey share her lovely boat with us today!
Rosey

“I’m Rosey and I live on a boat just outside of Bath with my boyfriend and my cat. We’ve been on board for close to four years now and love our cosy home. I love all manner of crafts, although crochet is my go to… Its so nice to sit on the sofa, watching a film while a blanket grows around you!”

Thanks so much, Rosey, for sharing your home and these beautiful photos with us! You can visit Rosey and her gorgeous crochet blankets at her blog, roseylivesonaboat. xxx

Layne’s Thursday Wish List

Layne's Thursday Wish List

Hmm.. thinking about a lunchtime shopping spree. There’s still a chill in the air here in Bath but the brighter evenings have got me out of my winter blues. Time for a mid-winter wardrobe revamp! 🙂

1. Crossley Collegiate USB Turntable

2. Bowknot Detailing Black Trilby

3. Orla Kiely Long Sleeve Jumpsuit in Silk Crepe

4. Double Pocket Old School Satchel

5. Geisha Bento Box

6. Multi-Colour Sequined Skirt

7. Serena Sequin Sleeve Military Jacket

8. H by Hudson – Horrigan Bordeaux Red Suede

What do you think of these dazzlers?

Open House London #1

Back in September, Charlotte and I went on a weekend trip to enjoy Open House London.

“Open House London celebrates all that is best about the capital’s buildings, places and neighbourhoods. Every September, it gives a unique opportunity to get out and under the skin of London’s amazing architecture, with over 700 buildings of all kinds opening their doors to everyone – all for free.”

Naturally, we squeezed in a bit of shopping as well! Here’s the first chapter documenting the fun we had in Notting Hill.

Thanks so much to Charlotte for being great company and providing the wonderful photographs.

Look out for the next Open House London #2 post for the serious stuff!

Where are your favourite places in London, and why?

Snow Much Fun

The snowy weather we’ve had recently is beautiful, fun to play in… and the perfect excuse to stay in and catch up on some craft projects.

I recently came across a stall selling dainty teacup candle holders. They were so cute they inspired me to make my own!

Home-made cup and jar candles

Home-made cup and jar candles

I made these using thrifted teacups and saucers, a saved jar (of our house’s favourite jam), a candle making kit brought from eBay and old bits of candle from around the home.

Rhiannon and I enjoyed our winter garden by lighting these newly made beauties in the snow….special thanks to Rhiannon for taking these gorgeous pictures – it was so much fun!

Lovely blue teacup candle

Lovely blue teacup candle

Candle top trio

Candle top trio

Pink lady teacup

Pink lady teacup

Mmm rhubarb and ginger

Mmm rhubarb and ginger

Pretty in pink.

Pretty in pink.

Snow much fun!

Snow much fun!

How have you enjoyed the snow days?

Layne Style #1: Bedroom Tour

Friends often describe me as a squirrel or a magpie as I can’t help myself when it comes to collecting things that I find beautiful. Another trait is the desire to have all these beautiful things on display, otherwise I forget I have them. Because of this, I have had to adapt my storage style to survive and below are some examples……..

Bangle-Tree

Bangle-Tree

Today-is-Super

Today-is-Super

Mannequin

Mannequin

Lovely Waist-Coat

Lovely Waist-Coat

House-of-rings

House-of-rings

Jackets

Jackets

Jools' Ties

Jools’ Ties

Bird-Cage

Bird-Cage

Sparkly-Menagerie

Sparkly-Menagerie

Mutant-Tea-Pot ( from an old art project)

Mutant-Tea-Pot ( from an old art project)

Sequin-Door

Sequin-Door

Bag Wall

Bag Wall

Egyptian Lamps

Egyptian Lamps



How do you display your treasure?

Saturday Thrift Shop Fun

There’s nothing I love more than a good old fashion Saturday thrift shop.. and look at these beauties. A fun walk home through the park with my treasure.

Saturday Thift

Saturday Thrift

Spoons and Saucers

Spoons and Saucers

Happy Weekend! Time to find a place for these…

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