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Fireplace surround and mantel makeover

If you're one of my Facebook friends, or you follow me on Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter, you may have noticed a recent change here at OneandSeventy.

Hands up if you spotted it!

No?

How about another look...

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Creating kerb appeal

Creating kerb appeal by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

They say it takes just eight seconds for a potential buyer to decide whether they like a property.

Eight seconds!

That's about as long as it takes to read the first few paragraphs of this blog post!

From swanky city apartments, to "two up, two downs" and cottages with white picket fences, dream homes aren't necessarily grand palatial affairs. But what they do have is the "wow" factor, even before you cross the threshold.

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A door, a door, my kingdom for a door!

Most people dream of loved ones, or holidays. Me? I dream of a new front door.

Preferably one that looks like this...

Black door via Pinterest

Or this...

Black door via Pinterest

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How to replace a headboard for FREE

Replacing a headboard for free with www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Beloved and I LOVE our Super King bed. Not only is it really comfy, it's so fabulously large it's like sleeping on a football pitch.

"Hellloooo over there!"

[Echo]

"Hellloooo over there!"

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Garden makeover: the beginnings of a secret garden

A summer oasis by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

With summer well and truly underway here in the UK, I'm looking forward to joining Harry in our little oasis for some quality "me time". However, with two pre-pubescents, 10 of their most excitable friends, a footie goal and a full size trampoline in the garden next door, a private area is rapidly becoming more of a necessity than a nicety!

Time for Operation Secret Garden!

The Makings of a Secret Garden by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Whilst not my favourite people (and not just for failing to warn us of the local summer camp) OneandSeventy's previous owners did at least have some nice ideas, even if they weren't always well executed.

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Garden makeover: creating a summer oasis

Garden Makeover: creating a summer oasis with www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

During those dark days of 2013, when our purchase of OneandSeventy took FOR EVER, it was daydreaming of summer in our new garden that kept me going.

Now that summer is finally here, I'm realising those dreams and spending as much time out here as humanly possible.

I cannot lie… I'm writing this post from the comfort of my sun lounger. All I can hear are sparrows and starlings fighting over the fat balls, our make-do waterfall bubbling away (the subject of a future makeover, so watch out for that!) and the fish making "slap slap" sounds as they feed on the algae.

Go li'l fishes, go!

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Master Bedroom Makeover: pleasing the senses

Master Bedroom Makeover to please the senses - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk
Welcome to our boudoir! Oooh err!

Whilst 'The Tour' is a veritable given for visitors, I must admit that inviting the digital world and his mother into our bedroom does feel a little weird!

But here goes...

Introducing Phase 1 of our boudoir makeover!

Master Bedroom Makeover by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

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Garden Makeover: cleaning the decks

How to clean decking by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

As I impatiently awaited the start of the World Cup, I busied myself with a seriously overdue job.

While the sun beat down on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far in the OneandSeventy garden, I pulled on my wellies, retreated under the rim of my cowboy hat and hooked up the jet washer – a much appreciated loan from friends.

Cleaning the decking with www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Channelling Daisy Duke
(You'll just have to take my word on the existence of denim shorts.
Just be grateful I have saved you from that eye-burning image!)

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Mini Makeover: Conservatory/Garden Room

Conservatory/Garden Room mini makeover - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

With the weather warming up, I've been getting in some quality garden time... and not just at weekends.

One of the benefits of being a Virtual Assistant is the ability to work from anywhere, so when the sun recently made a weekday appearance, the garden became my office :-)

SueCo Virtual Assistance - Flexible enough to work from anywhere! www.sueco.biz

Even Beloved has ventured outside. (Translation: he hates being in the garden. OK, perhaps 'hate' is a strong word… intensely dislikes maybe? Erm, no. Definitely hates!)

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Guest Room Makeover: accessorising

Guest Room Makeover - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Save those unforeseen, yet nevertheless inevitable, additions and re-arranging of "stuff" (oh! and a new light fitting!), OneandSeventy's Guest Room makeover is pretty much complete.

Yay!

After a stunning transformation from Fairytale Castle to Cool Monochrome, it was time to accessorise. If you missed it, you can catch up on the story so far here and here.

Curtains

When I first visualised this primarily black and white room, I knew it needed a pop of colour to bring it alive. IKEA's funky Bollkaktus curtains were perfect. So much so, that Beloved drove 200 miles and braved "The Nasty Shop" not once, but twice to buy these babies! (Translation: it pays to check product availability before setting out! Sorry darling!)

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