AIBU to think that Kirstie Allsop has completely lost the plot!

(132 Posts)
EmpireBiscuit Tue 06-Aug-13 20:28:28

Watching "Fill your house for free" and can't help wondering, not only, who has the time but who really wants a washing machine drum coffee table? hmm

escape Tue 06-Aug-13 20:30:11

Where the glass top costs £50 to have made...

Sparklymommy Tue 06-Aug-13 20:30:53

Erm... Not me!

Aliglobetrek Tue 06-Aug-13 20:31:33

I was just thinking exactly the same thing!

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 06-Aug-13 20:31:37

Tbh I don't think she was ever even aware of the plot, let alone had it to lose. I'm wondering who she has dirt on to get her stupidity on tv.

MiaowTheCat Tue 06-Aug-13 20:32:29

She's always been slightly endearingly plotless.

I like Kirstie - she's on another planet to the rest of us.

EmpireBiscuit Tue 06-Aug-13 20:32:59

"swap shop generation" - what's she wittering about?

poorbuthappy Tue 06-Aug-13 20:33:48

We have a washing machine drum barbeque.

I'm finding some of her clothes combos a little startling.

Sparklymommy Tue 06-Aug-13 20:34:38

I love the way she does all these crafts (where 95% o the work is clearly done for her) and she claims to have made it all herself. hmm

squoosh Tue 06-Aug-13 20:35:22

I think it's all an elaborate joke.

Did you see the armchair made from a bath a few weeks ago? Fucking atrocious.

mrsjay Tue 06-Aug-13 20:35:53

bet kirsties house doesnt have a washing drum table grin she gets right on my wick she shouldve stayed buying houses she was good at that

Chottie Tue 06-Aug-13 20:36:11

OP Yes, she has.

SarahAndFuck Tue 06-Aug-13 20:36:22

I quite like that weird dressing table thing they just built though.

It's hideous!

beepoff Tue 06-Aug-13 20:37:20

The script for this is horrendous... So wooden.

But that chair cover made from the lady's wedding dress was just LOVELY, wasn't it...

EmpireBiscuit Tue 06-Aug-13 20:38:41

Must go - need to make an extractor fan lamp shade so that my home reflects me.

WhoNickedMyName Tue 06-Aug-13 20:39:03

Ah yes - fill your house with shit for free. Watched the very first one and vowed never again.

Oh yes, but there's a darli g chap inDorset who crochets plots using lentils & snot. She'll be sourcing one soon.

I love Kirsty. She's barking & kind of knows it.

SarahAndFuck Tue 06-Aug-13 20:39:18

They got that wooden script for free though beepoff.

It's all about the free wood on this show.

thesaurusgirl Tue 06-Aug-13 20:44:17

Her career is over.

She's trying to diversify from houses to craft but it isn't working.

This programme is utter nonsense and I hope it gets her off our screens for good.

I make my lampshades out of old umbrellas.

piprabbit Tue 06-Aug-13 20:46:23

Listen up Kirstie, if you have to buy extra stuff to convert an item or employ professionals to make it then IT ISN'T FREE angry!

That feels better.

SarahAndFuck Tue 06-Aug-13 20:47:45

Kirsty Allsopp House-Proud is starting next week then.

It has jelly on it.

EmpireBiscuit Tue 06-Aug-13 20:48:45

Especially a coffee table that needs to be plugged in!

I have just stumbled on this. So it has gone from home made crap to free crap? That coffee table is shite.

solveproblem Tue 06-Aug-13 20:48:57

I actually like the washing drum coffee table! But I've got no taste.

Poor Gemma!

Eating dinner at the coffee table, and spilling his drink.......

BeQuicksieorBeDead Tue 06-Aug-13 20:51:23

I have had to put it on now. Cheers mumsnet.

Already annoyed at the way she says hard graft. Phlurgh!

peanutbuttersarnies Tue 06-Aug-13 20:51:46

What piprabbit says!

I don't want anything lurking in my neighbour's shed. angry

IneedAyoniNickname Tue 06-Aug-13 20:53:52

Listen up Kirstie, if you have to buy extra stuff to convert an item or employ professionals to make it then IT ISN'T FREE

^ this
Plus the episode I saw a couple of weeks ago she recommended driving around (with free petrol one assumes confused) and looking for skips. And they seemed to freecycle over a massive area collecting tat stuff. Surely all that petrol, and man hours driving around mean you may as well Argos it?

They've had to scour the UK for everything!

Rinoachicken Tue 06-Aug-13 20:55:55

Pretty sure it's illegal to take things from a skip!

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 06-Aug-13 20:56:51

£700? Fuck off!

EmpireBiscuit Tue 06-Aug-13 20:57:49

£416 excluding labor isn't free in my world!

EmpireBiscuit Tue 06-Aug-13 20:58:07

Should it be labour?

SarahAndFuck Tue 06-Aug-13 20:59:49

"Pretty sure it's illegal to take things from a skip!"

I think it's okay if you ask. As Kirsty reminds everyone to do every five seconds.

Skips around here are usually filled with rubble and the occasional plastic patio set that someone set on fire.

I have never seen anything remotely interesting in a skip.

Rinoachicken Tue 06-Aug-13 21:02:26

Ok fair enough, learn somehow new everyday!

I'm off to go skip rummaging! not

ManicMinor Tue 06-Aug-13 21:03:51

It might be slightly more believable for her to turn herself into some frugality-credit-crunch interior designer if she herself wasn't loaded and the daughter of a Baron...

... nah, it would still be shite.

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 06-Aug-13 21:04:08

I'm going to varnish one of my shites and turn it into a bedside table.

CountryWisdom Tue 06-Aug-13 21:04:33

is this going to be on plus 1?
Gutted I missed it!
She made a door out of an old radiator one week, or sommat

I found an oak stool in a skip once. That was something nice for my home for free. None of her stuff is.

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 06-Aug-13 21:10:55

Kendodds if you had her contacts you could turn that into a 3 part mini series!

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 06-Aug-13 21:11:53

grin

FourGates Tue 06-Aug-13 21:15:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PeppaTwig Tue 06-Aug-13 21:18:54

Don't even get me started on the HUGE grammatical error in the title of the show! It makes my teeth itch....angry

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 06-Aug-13 21:23:07

I couldn't watch the one where she carved up some perfectly good coffee tables and stuck them to a wall as a bookcase.

I have a feeling that her viewers are going to be desecrating lovely furniture to turn it into something that they think is cutting edge, but is actually horrible tat.

CocacolaMum Tue 06-Aug-13 21:26:18

I do love jelly but this is just an odd programme. My OH now wants me to spend my day trying to acquire him free wood.

I love it.

Anything which stops people buying new shiny shite is fine by me.

I only like second hand stuff. I've had loads out of skips/from the dump/freecycle/eBay.

What depresses me is I know the new people are going to move into my house and rip out the 80's solid pine kitchen as its 'not modern' - it's solid fucking wood! Beautifully painted in a Farrow and Ball colour.

And the fucking house I'm moving to has a shitty modern veneered kitchen that will costs fortunes to replace the crappy but expensive doors - just priced up a veneered taupe door on b and q website - 105 quid a door!

AWimbaWay Tue 06-Aug-13 21:35:16

Kirstie's Fill Your House For Free

PeppaTwig I think I must be being thick because I can't see a grammatical error? blush

MrButtercat Tue 06-Aug-13 21:35:51

Love the show but her outfit choices not so much.However all power to her couldn't give a shit attitude to print mixing.

Can't spot a grammar issue either...

KurriKurri Tue 06-Aug-13 21:37:10

Is Kirsty's own house full of 'upcycled' shiteola? - I think not.

I saw this for the first time tonight - it is dreadful. I'm all for recycling (not upcycling that is an appalling word) stuff, but make a decent job of it FGS. That dressing table and that kitchen table were total shite.

There's a bloke on one of the freeview channels (sort of beardy bloke IIRC) who makes stuff out of reused stuff and he is brilliant, real craftsmanship, because he takes time and does the job properly. He doesn't nail fence posts onto a bit of MDF and shout 'Ta da, - a table'
If you are into recycled furniture I'd recommend his programme (which unfortunately I can't remember the name of blush)

Also - what was all that 'we spent £400 bollocks at the end. If you don't have any money, you don't have a spare £400, free should mean free or very nearly free.

Beastofburden Tue 06-Aug-13 21:40:24

It's like that superscrimpers programme. Full of ways to make varnished tea trays and doilies by spending hours cutting up some other bit of tat. WTF even wants varnished tea trays in the first place?

thenightsky Tue 06-Aug-13 21:42:38

I think it might be the 'For' free? Stuff is just 'free' or it isn't. If it isn't then it cost something which would require the word 'for'. I think grin

<on voddie so please 'scuse me>

IneedAyoniNickname Tue 06-Aug-13 21:45:19

nightsky Do you mean it should be called "fill your house free" because that doesn't sound right confused

I can't see an error in the title either.

Oh I see, it should be for no cost. Yup.

Shitsinger Tue 06-Aug-13 21:49:49

Hahahaha * KenDodds* < eyes cat litter tray and its lovely treasures>

SarahAndFuck Tue 06-Aug-13 21:51:18

I've just watched the show and couldn't remember the name of it, let alone find the grammatical error in it. blush

Shitsinger Tue 06-Aug-13 21:55:15

OMG Superscrimpers rub some moisturiser into a pair of old boots you bought in 1989 and they will look like new... no they look like a pair of crappy out of date old boots that you bought in 1989 and rubbed moisturiser into< ahem>

or make a necklace out of paperclips <NO>

squoosh Tue 06-Aug-13 21:56:59

I adore the crappy Superscrimpers tips!

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 06-Aug-13 21:58:56

Superscrimpers is ace; 'Poo leaning to one side then only wipe half your bum, thus halving your toilet roll bill'.

Shitsinger Tue 06-Aug-13 21:59:29

squoosh do you make lavender bags out of old hankies <shudder> for presents then ? grin

Shitsinger Tue 06-Aug-13 22:01:13

Stop it One sleep grin

squoosh Tue 06-Aug-13 22:02:45

Oh I must try that. Last Christmas I made all my family members a desk tidy each out of a yogurt pot that I covered in some jazzy paper!

I didn't really

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 06-Aug-13 22:02:50

What? (innocent emoticon).

Saffyz Tue 06-Aug-13 22:09:56

None of the things are "free", they involve travel, time, and people doing work. Stuff doesn't restore itself.

thenightsky Tue 06-Aug-13 22:10:54

Ineed not 'Fill your house free', rather 'fill your house for nothing' or 'fill your house for no cost' or 'free stuff for your house'.

If you use the word 'for' then it should actually be for something not nothing.

Shitsinger Tue 06-Aug-13 22:13:31

What can I make out of one old husband and a scruffy cat ?<hopeful>

Ooh good thinking Shitsinger. What can I make out of a grumpy teenager?

thenightsky Tue 06-Aug-13 22:15:39

shit can you stuff scruffy DH's jumper with cat hair and make some kind of cushion?

<tries to get Kirsty vibe>

<fails>

amothersplaceisinthewrong Tue 06-Aug-13 22:16:49

Can't stand it. IF it is not shiny and new from John Lewis, I don't want to know. smile

EmpireBiscuit Tue 06-Aug-13 22:17:34

I have one useless, lazy numpty I'd be willing to trade?

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 06-Aug-13 22:21:32

Tsk. It's so bloody obvious. Husband and cat = two three legged stools with fur seats.

PeppaTwig Tue 06-Aug-13 22:22:10

thenightsky has it...

I have no friends cos I spend my days correcting them... hmm

SoupDragon Tue 06-Aug-13 22:22:21

I hate crap from John Lewis that thousands of other houses have in them. Pure identikit shit.

SoupDragon Tue 06-Aug-13 22:23:15

What can I make out of one old husband and a scruffy cat ?<hopeful>

A rather nice patio with a large lump in the middle.

IneedAyoniNickname Tue 06-Aug-13 22:26:40

Oh ok thanks nightsky
The original title still sounds fine to me though grin

PortBlacksandBucketAndSpade Tue 06-Aug-13 22:27:55

Lauriefairycake - i know just what you mean. It's like when folk ripped out heavy panelled doors in the 40s / 50s and replaced them with thin scrappy shite because it was modern.

I've recently moved into a house with very 1980s decor - yes some of it is dated but the kitchen and fitted wardrobes are top quality (back in the day) Schreiber. Almost everyone to a man has said you must replace ASAP - even the surveyor said it was dated.

But

All i could afford is some shitty Argos / Ikea type flat pack cupboards which it makes no sense to me to replace them with.

I also have some dodgy 1990s looking oak nest of tables that a friend gave to me after replacing them with veh veh modern but veh veh wobbly flat pack crapola confused. Surely most things will go out of fashion eventually....proper decent materials keep.

Shitsinger Tue 06-Aug-13 22:27:56

grin are you calling the DH or the cat the lump ?

Shitsinger Tue 06-Aug-13 22:28:40

< sharpens knives>

My Mum and Dad used to swear by a bit of G Plan. grin

OrangeLily Tue 06-Aug-13 22:37:16

If Phil was involved his head would explode with all that shite!

Tractor bales, tractor seats in that ladies kitchen ??? At that point I just turned it off because frankly what percentage of the population has access to that kind of thing?

Also for £400.... Get yourself to Ikea! You could get loads for that.

sussexmum38 Tue 06-Aug-13 22:38:35

As others have said it's not free and Kirsty and her doing stuff is just so annoying. Why do I watch this rubbish?

Shitsinger Tue 06-Aug-13 22:40:52

Oh poor Phil - he can lay his bald head on my ample bosom grin

mignonette Tue 06-Aug-13 22:41:02

Hiring angle grinders/sanders and all the other steampunk equipment is not free Kirsty my love. Not for the great unwashed, anyway.

And washing machine drum tables are old hat. They were all over Elle Decoration/Wallpaper magazine about seven years ago.

PortBlacksandBucketAndSpade Tue 06-Aug-13 22:42:38

Oh lordy sparkling i have a gplan expanding table and a gplan display cabinet too (with light). I'm not modern enough for today and not vintage old fashioned enough for Kirsty <wails>

...i am Alison Steadman in Abigails Party hmm ...

Have you got a hostess trolley Port? grin

BlazinStoke Tue 06-Aug-13 22:46:25

KA and Cath Kidston are cousins - they appear to share the same "vintage" gene.
When I watched KA's last series (handmade home) I kept thinking of the "We saw you coming" Harry Enfield sketch.

PortBlacksandBucketAndSpade Tue 06-Aug-13 22:47:18

... um it's not a trolley on wheels but it has four heated glass dishes with lids on no, no of course not.

LeftyLucy Tue 06-Aug-13 22:48:17

I'm so sad I'm not in the UK. I'd love to see this.

I often wonder about the little deluded media bubble these things are created in, there must have been loads of meetings about this show and no-one ever said "What!?"

thenightsky Tue 06-Aug-13 22:49:14

G-plan will be the dogs' bollux in a few years, you mark my words. In 5 or 10 years Kirsty will dream of finding G-Plan 'for free' grin

grin Port.

Mum and Dad also liked a bit of Ercol Comfy confused

squoosh Tue 06-Aug-13 22:52:32

Vintage G Plan and Ercol have been fashionable for a good 5 years!

PortBlacksandBucketAndSpade Tue 06-Aug-13 22:56:34

Agree leftylucy - the same media types who now say a Staycation means not going abroad rather than, as it was originally intended, staying at home and going out on day trips.

AnitaManeater Tue 06-Aug-13 23:07:24

Shockingly awful program! That awful dressing table made me feel shabby.

Also, if they have sourced stuff from up and down the country on free cycle,it's not going to be 'free'. The cost of collecting the crap would probably been outweighed by buying new. Stupid.

PortBlacksandBucketAndSpade Tue 06-Aug-13 23:08:41

i am considering presenting my own show now after discovering that my gplan stuff is on the up and that my delightful nest of 1990s tables (green baize glass topped) was genuinely free.

I also got brand new loo and corner sink for the cloakroom free last year because it was a dark grey colour.

i am the queen of the freebie - KA - in your face!! so long as you don't mind things being remotely attractive or proper vintage

LazyMonkeyButler Tue 06-Aug-13 23:13:03

I love Kirstie Allsopp programmes normally and even I think this series is a bit well, odd confused.

The premise is a good one but not when "free" becomes very expensive - like others have said, sourcing free stuff from all ends of the UK, having to pay a professional to make the free stuff into something etc. etc. is all more costly than buying budget new stuff. I totally get that many people would prefer to spend their money on retro/pre-loved/upcycled stuff and that is great - but it's not free.

To call the programme Kirstie Upcycles Stuff would be more accurate - albeit less catchy!

Oh, and I couldn't care less what she's wearing. She's not promoting herself as a style icon is she?

piprabbit Tue 06-Aug-13 23:18:00

BTW does anyone know if the free stuff KA's team produces is complaint with fire regulations?
I was a bit hmm about last week's sofa made from pallets and elderly foam cushions expensively and professionally reupholstered

PareyMortas Wed 07-Aug-13 00:04:20

G plan is very much le dog's right now.

I will tell my Mum and Dad they were ahead of their time Parey. grin

SoupDragon Wed 07-Aug-13 07:26:38

I think the point of the programme is to point you towards different ways of furnishing your home other than identikit stuff from Ikea. They don't actually expect you to drive from Lands End to John O'Groats for your house, - they are doing this because they have to furnish a large chunk of several homes at once for a TV programme.

It's meant to give you ideas, not instructions for you to follow slavishly. If you want to follow something slavishly, go to Ikea.

On the back of her last programme (was it Vintage Home?) I have been slowly replacing my Ikea stuff with stuff from a local house clearance warehouse. My TV now sits on a beautiful solid golden oak dressing table (1940/50 or so) I have two fabulous golden oak cupboards of a similar age to replace the Leksvig book cases full of Crap and the most glorious 1950s solid wardrobe. Amongst other stuff (like a beautful pale oak dressing table with mirror and roll top [sigh]) They were all cheaper than Ikea (but not free ;)) and my house is non longer furnished like every other house within a 10 mile radius of Ikea (Apart from the children's bedrooms!)

KurriKurri Wed 07-Aug-13 09:28:36

Soupy - I totally agree with you on the recycling of old furniture - my house is full of this kind of thing, don;t think I have ever bought anything new, everything comes from charity shops, free at the side of the road etc.

My objection to this programme was the incredibly poor quality of the work they did. I don't think it gives people a good idea of what is achievable. It is possible to get beautiful results using scrap materials. But everything on here looked cobbled together in a short space of time, and I think it does a disservice to people to suggest that it is an easy task, I think if you want a decent result, then you need to be prepared to spend time and effort and work on a project. It can still be basically free (assuming you have o can borrow some tools, and can buy some sandpaper).

But yes - if it gets people thinking and they use it as a starting off point for recycling, then that is a good thing. I just think the chap I mentioned in my earlier post (wish I could remember his name/ programme name) is a much better example to follow if you want some instruction and ideas on how a job should be done.

farrowandbawl Wed 07-Aug-13 09:48:22

She does have a point about the skips though.

I know someone who was working in a house who's client had a kitchen fitted, she didn't like it, ripped it out and bought a new one. This brand new kitchen was just skipped, she had it in about a week. He asked if he could have it, she said yes.

1 brand new fitted kitchen for nothing. Soild teak as well.

I do know that's rare that happens, almost never, but skips can actually be good place to look - especially if you can repair something.

She also has the very good point of a capentry or furniture making course, even just a basic DIY course can save you a fortune.

farrowandbawl Wed 07-Aug-13 09:51:09

*carpentry

MadeOfStarDust Wed 07-Aug-13 10:08:34

But that crappy table - made from fence posts and scaffolding planks with a plastic gutter for pencils - really?!?! - wasn't even FLAT - first (and pretty much only ) quality I require in a table is flatness....

Nagoo Wed 07-Aug-13 10:16:38

Am I too late to grin @ poo to one side grin grin

CountryWisdom Wed 07-Aug-13 10:41:08

time is money in my book
<deep- not>

deste Wed 07-Aug-13 11:03:39

People do throw out good stuff. Our neighbour had 3weeks to get the house ready for renting out as they were moving to Dubai. They put out a two year old leather corner unit and cooker and god knows what. The cleansing department came and it went into the crusher. An absolute waste. We live about 500 yards away from Homestart.

Fuzzysnout Wed 07-Aug-13 11:24:07

Can you imagine the MNer's reaction when Kirstie turns up to collect the old tat valued item they thought was going to demonstrate their benevolence by freecycling to the person with the best sob story poor and needy?

Blazinstoke - last weeks tables stuck to the Walls definitely made me think of 'I saw you coming'.

Shrugged Wed 07-Aug-13 12:14:57

It was the tacky little mirrors made out of vintage tennis racquets that made me unreasonably furious.

PigOnStilts Wed 07-Aug-13 12:20:43

I know somebody who works on the kirsty shows. She does feck all....floats in, presents, leaves. And eats alone!

Poutintrout Wed 07-Aug-13 13:14:17

I love this programme because it is so utterly shite and I enjoy shouting at the TV The only real interesting part of the show is when Kirstie shows us the homes of people who have spent years skip diving & scouring freecycle and truly have an interesting and unique home.

I did laugh at the guy who made last night's kitchen table when he earnestly declared how because it had a hinged top and a bit of old guttering taped to the underneath that "it was almost like having another room because it is like an office" Erm, no not really....

SarahAndFuck Wed 07-Aug-13 13:19:33

Kirsty's house is full of skip tat though.

I know because I read her book seem to recall hearing about it somewhere.

She furnished her boys bedrooms with old cabin beds and a giant painting of a tiger her husband found at the side of the road.

So obviously that means everything her house was found at the roadside. <nods firmly>

I'm totally convinced that instead of teddy bears all children of Kirtsy's acquaintance have taxidermied road-kill to play with.

SarahAndFuck Wed 07-Aug-13 13:20:34

I was a bit shock at that plastic drainpipe office though.

He had to have been taking the piss.

Poutintrout Wed 07-Aug-13 13:24:12

Oh and don't get me started on the muppet who decided that it was a really good idea to saw the legs off a bed. Okay, so the couple have a bedroom that is on the small side where storage is an issue but hey lets make the bed so low that they can't stash anything under it. Also all the gushing about how much better the bedroom looked after the makeover. Well yes, of course it looked better. All the furniture had been removed and replaced with ornamental tat while all their clothes & detritus & stuff that they actually need in their bedroom was piled in the kitchen.

mignonette Wed 07-Aug-13 13:32:08

Any crafstperson/builder (such as my DH) will cringe at the appalling standards of 'craftsmanship' on this show. That awful sofa made of recycled ?Dangerous flammable) cushions and a load of sharp edged pallets and metal piping. Can you imagine the teenage son's of the householder flopping down on it and smashing their skulls on the pipes? What was wrong with her previous sofa? It hadn't been affected by the flood and was being used.

That 'expert valuer'. I'd like to know what auctions she attends or the names of the clients she sells to as I have a load of old tat from my shed precious artisanal objects D'art for her to sell on commission for me.

SarahAndFuck I threw out a gouache painting of a tigers head when I was living in West London years ago painted by moi when i was a talentless aspiring artist. D'ya think it is now hanging in the Allsopp palace? Do you have a picture? Am very excited now.

mignonette Wed 07-Aug-13 13:33:12

That should be 'sons'. No excuse for my appalling grammar.

SnoopySnoopyDoggDogg Wed 07-Aug-13 13:34:33

I dont think they did saw the legs off the bed Poutintrout they just lowered the footboard and stuck it back on again.

My MIL was once inspired by a DIY programme and FIL came home to her having sawn their kingsize bed in half and forgotten what else was meant to happen to 'transform' it. Makes me grin a lot to think of his face.

I love KA shows, totally crap but I don't think they really pretend to be anything else do they?

Poutintrout Wed 07-Aug-13 13:48:34

Ah, that's a relief about the bed snoopy. I will sleep easier in my bed tonight grin

enormouse Wed 07-Aug-13 13:50:56

Does anyone remember the beautiful cast iron bath that was destroyed sawn in half to make a dodgy looking (extremely) uncomfortable chair?

I stopped watching after that.

SarahAndFuck Wed 07-Aug-13 14:28:43

Mignonette I have no picture I'm afraid, so lets just say that it's definitely your painting, because how many roadside tigers can there be in West London? grin

I didn't like the programmes where Kirsty goes off to knit marmalade at a host of country shows and always seemed to win the prize because they judges didn't know it was her entry my eye they didn't, but I do enjoy the others.

Snoop I love the idea of your MIL getting the saw out and chopping through the bed before realising she'd forgotten what comes next.

I think if you go on these programmes you have to be prepared to argue a bit. There's no way I would have ended up with a wall of chopped up coffee tables as shelves. Just because you are on TV for free it doesn't mean you have to let someone glue Sylvanian figures to your ceiling, does it grin

I was (claim to fame) on a makeover show and had a lovely off screen scuffle with Richard Randell because he wanted to decorate my living room to look like a chocolate lime. He took it well, he was quite lovely actually. We got a blue room in the end.

mignonette Wed 07-Aug-13 14:46:32

Sarah grin grin grin

Was it painted on black paper? There cannot be that many surely.It was not a popular concept, Tigers in the 1980's! everybody else was doing surrealism.

Yes she so should not have won first prize for her Eclairs and scones as they said their bottoms were burned. What level of discernment is that WI?

Snoop that is hysterical grin

I would argue so much they'd chuck me off the show Sarah. It's be 'Kirsty recycles nothing because of PITA person on it'.

chocolateicecream Wed 07-Aug-13 14:57:44

A little off topic so apologies. Usually I find the woman a little annoying but I do like her 'top dog' duvet set and am thinking of buying my dd one.

BeaWheesht Wed 07-Aug-13 22:58:44

I'm so glad I found this thread. Dh and I were sat watching thinking WTF?

The tables stuck to the walls made me laugh especially when they said some of the tables had been dearly loved and donated after someone wanted to pass them on because her late grandmother loved them so much. Can you imagine that person turning the TV on to see them chopped into bits and glued onto a wall?? hmm

I do like Kirstie though although if she is a bit of a twat as a previous post suggests that is v disappointing.

LilacPeony Wed 07-Aug-13 23:06:21

I used to like her, until I saw her on Question Time and she was outraged that her poor in-laws might have to pay mansion tax on their 2 million pound property. In the middle of a recession I just found it hard to drum up any sympathy. hmm

We call the latest programme " fill your house with crap". It's the best comedy on at the moment. Love the mix and clash outfits Kirsty is wearing.

freeas Sun 08-Sep-13 11:34:53

I am trying to clear up my home and find that I have a lot of tatty furniture. I keep seeing them as free wood and working out what I could turn them into. Then I`m overcome with stress and just want to chuck it out and call the council to take it to the tip.. I go-ogled `Is KA stuff for free a good idea.` I have spent the last hour in side splitting ,choking fits of laughter reading an article from the Guardian and this forum. I thought I was the only one who found KA make overs hideous . After the first show I just watched the start and flicked back at the end to see the appalling outcome. This site has cheered me up so much. I`m off to chuck my rubbish out.

Viviennemary Sun 08-Sep-13 11:37:19

She was quite entertaining once. But it's now got to the stage when the powers that be think the public will swallow any nonsense if she's spouting it.

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