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Clare Ingram
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
Me: Clare, mother of two, passionate baker, self taught photographer, music, sci-fi and video game fan.
My gallery: Full of food photography and recipes.
My mission: To inspire, make you hungry and get you excited about baking and food photography.
My Quirks: Despite my love for baking, i have a major food phobia! Everything i eat and drink freaks me out, even just one bite! so, i bake to see the happiness my food gives to others, that happiness makes me happy. I also have a rather unique laugh.
My Personality: Shy, quiet, determined, perfectionist, creative, over active imagination, worrier, anxious and a bit of an oddity.

I support handmade sellers Stamp by claremanson Etsy stamp by reavel Powered By Canon - Stamp by Habjan ++ Eating Disorders - Stamp by dimruthien Marilyn Manson stamp by sequelle Slipknot Logo by freakenstein1313 OH NOES by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me .:Stamp: :Metallica:. by TehOnism James Hetfield Frantic Stamp by Exidor02 :icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:
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House Makeover Progress

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 5:01 AM
As some of you that have been following me for a while already know, a little over two years ago I moved into a fixer upper house which led me to be far less active as I used to be here on DA. I still adore baking, photography and making YouTube videos, it's just hard finding the time with so many things needing to be done.

Back along I wrote a couple journals entries, sharing photos of my garden and living room transformations. Since then I've decorated both my children's bedrooms, one of which twice due to using cheap white paint the first time around which discoulored to patchy yellow (we learn by our mistakes!) I have also stripped and painted the porch, passageway (several times!) and the bathroom.  Now, with one wall left to finish painting in my bedroom and a tiny strip of wallpaper left behind my fridge in the kitchen to sort out, I thought now would be a good time to share my progress as work on the house is finally starting to slow down.

First off my kitchen, okay so it's not exactly the brand new kitchen I want but it's a good start. Those who watch my YouTube videos will know I don't have a very nice kitchen. It's very practical and the perfect size, it's just old and looks hideous. Now the walls have been stripped, prepped and neutrally painted leaving a nice blank canvas to work with and one less job to do when we do get around to it. Unfortunately that won't be any time soon due to having to replace the entire bathroom suite next due to leaks and breakages but at least it's a step in the right direction.

Kitchen Makeover Progress by claremanson

Next, one of my favourite transformations yet, my bedroom fireplace. Back in October, I was so excited to see what was hiding behind the wallpaper on my bedroom chimney wall when I started stripping it. I was so sad to discover a stripped hole filled with bricks and rubble. My dad said to just brick it up and leave it be but after the lovely job my dad made of the fireplace in my living room the previous year, I was not going to give up on it that easily!
One day, 12 buckets and lots of soot later (I had soot up my nose for 3 days after!) I manged to clear out the hole. To my relief, behind all that mess the inside wall was mostly fine. Then began a month of debating what to do with the space. Living in a victorian house, I've always wanted a cast iron fireplace but brand new ones cost a ton of money! My dad had previously spotted an old rusty cast iron fireplace at our local reclamation yard, the way he described it, sounded awful but I went along to see it anyway. I'm so glad I did, I fell in love with it straight away, just as I did this house. I have a very creative mind so saw it's potential instantly. I cleaned it up and painted it while my dad built a surround for it out of pieces of wood and some wooden shelf brackets. To finish I added a glass bowl with some Christmas lights in the grate.

Cast Iron Fireplace WIP by claremansonCompleted Bedroom Cast Iron Fireplace by claremanson

Now all that is left to do is replacing all the kitchen units, stripping and painting the stairs, a new bathroom suite, getting the patio sorted out in the garden, new carpet/flooring everywhere and new windows and doors.


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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY belated 'n 32nd BIRTHDAY, Clare Ingram, a.k.a. "claremanson," dear British hobbyist, artist, 'n artisan food/dessert crafter friend! :hug:
And a wonderful HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! :heart:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Queen-Arisen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Happy Birthday!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday Clare! Wishing you very many more happy ones!Birthday cake  icon 
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claremanson Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Wishing you a happy birthday! :iconbirthdaycakeplz:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :party:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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