Queen of your Castle

In a bee’s world, while honey is the cents, royal jelly is definitely the dollars. It’s a special secretion needed to create the queen bee. So, while the lowly soldier bees toil day and night, with no choice but to expend all their precious jelly in order to make their hive happy, in this world we’re fortunate enough to have learned a few things (hopefully!) and know that we can be queens in our own beautiful castles without having to squander all that extravagant ‘royal jelly’.
Follow me as I share with you some of the thrifty hints and tricks I’ve used so far in creating my hive – queen intact!

Now here are some pretty pictures…


Making House a Home for Honey

Before the millionth design aspiration enters my head and causes some kind of mini cataclysm, I’ve decided I need an external platform to diarise and share all of the ideas and projects constantly swimming through my stream of consciousness.

So, The Painted Hive is dedicated to beautiful and liveable interior design and decoration on a budget.

Over the coming weeks, months and (fingers crossed!) years, I hope to inspire, motivate and empower you by sharing all that I find wonderful about living beautifully along with thrifty hints, tips and anecdotes about my own personal journey in making my home the happiest (and most stylish) hive possible!

Now, if I could, I’d offer a chocolate bribe to keep you keen though given the restraints here’s some eye-candy instead.