Home Etc #152 | July Edition {

Welcome to the July edition of Home Etc!

Summer is in full swing, the grass is looking decidedly ‘singed’ and every possible hour (when we’re not at work) is being spent outside.

This is the time of year that a garden, back yard or balcony really come into their own. Making an alfresco ‘room’ — no matter how small — is such a great way of making the most of the long, light days and balmy evenings.

Last month’s favourite post gave us the perfect way to enhance our outside spaces.

Medina from Grillo Designs showed us how to make the most fabulous DIY outdoor sofa.

Home Etc — How to make a DIY garden bench

Home Etc — How to make a DIY garden bench

Home Etc — How to make a DIY garden bench
Images all courtesy of Grillo Designs

It’s such a brilliantly simple make.

Perfect for the smallest outdoor space and — with the addition of the gorgeous accessories — it looks a million dollars.

Well done Medina — you’re the winner of the June voucher from our lovely sponsor Laura Ashley!

For anyone who would like to share blog posts in this month’s linky, have a little read of our house 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 your HOSTS’ POST which will always be the first entry 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 and, in recent times, there has definitely been some link dumping and some posts have been given barely any comments.

We want to create a lovely community and commenting and sharing each other’s posts is all part of that.

Tweet —@twinklediaries or @LinsDrabwell — with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and Lins or I will retweet (sometimes both of us if you’re lucky)! ;)

Between us, we will pick one favourite post every month and that lucky blogger will receive a voucher from our fabulous sponsor!


Thanks for linking up your fabulous posts — and don’t forget to tag any home related pics on Instagram with the #HomeEtc hashtag too.

Lots of love,

Caro and Lins 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.

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