Home Etc #33

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Home Etc!

Home Etc is a weekly linky for any bloggers who have written posts that include interiors — makeovers, room-tours, wish-lists or DIY — plus garden or allotment, crafting or up-cycling.


If you’re a home-bird and have a post that you’d like to share, my co-host Jess and I would be thrilled if you would link up with us!

Last week was our first Home Etc after Christmas and we had some fab blogs linking up. New year is always an inspiring time isn’t it? Everyone is brimming with good intentions and plans for the new year. It’s always lovely to see — and makes me feel totally invigorated and inspired to do the same.

One of our favourite posts came from Molly and the Princess.

She wrote about Pantone’s Colour of The Year — Rose Quartz and Serenity — and created a gorgeous modern toilette, inspired by both Pantone’s colour picks and Boucher’s famous painting of La Toilette.

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Molly’s Pantone inspired bedroom scene

You know me — I am utterly obsessed by the Pantone colour system and have been writing about their annual palettes for a year now. In fact I wrote about their colour(s) of the year in my last post of the 2015 series.

It’s so lovely to see how others are inspired by the colours and in Molly’s case I love how she’s also brought her love, and knowledge, of art history into the mix as well!

Another of our favourites came from Nancy (Hello Nancy) with a fantastic tutorial on how to make your own chalk paint.

Cooking up a storm — Nancy’s homemade chalkpaint

I’m a sucker for the stuff and have painted so many bits and pieces with shop bought chalk paint — I shall definitely be giving Nancy’s chalk-paint recipe a whirl and mixing up a batch of my own.

I’ll let you know how I get on!

Well done to both of you — you’re in the running to win this month’s voucher from our lovely sponsor HomeSense.

And thanks to everyone for linking up :) As ever, it blows me away how creative everyone in the Home Etc community is; I really look forward to seeing this week’s posts.

All we ask is that you follow these little rules:

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

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2) You may link up to two posts — new or old (sometimes the old posts are forgotten about, so please dust them down and show them off; we’d love to read them!)  — but no more than two posts each week please.

3) Please be kind enough to comment on a couple of your HOSTS’ POSTS which will always be the first 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.

4) By linking up you give us permission to use images from your blog, if featured. You also allow us to add you to our mailing list, to receive the occasional update or reminder.

Be sure to tweet —@twinklediaries or @soot1978 — with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and Jess or I will always retweet (sometimes both of us if you’re lucky)! ;)

Finally, Jess and I will pick one 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!


Psst… as well as HomeSense the voucher can also be spent in TK Maxx!

Thanks so much for linking up all your lovely posts. We look forward to reading more of the same this week! The linky portal is open until 11.58pm on Saturday, so lots of time to join in.

Lots of love,

Caro & Jess x

About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

4 thoughts on “Home Etc #33

  1. Gosh I’m so excited you chose my post as one of your favourites from last week – thank you! I’ve not got a post this week, but hopefully next :) Looking forward to catching up and commenting on the linkies at the weekend x

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