All posts by Alexia McInerney

This is my blog about my thrifting adventures. To see my professional work just check out the links below. Enjoy!

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Chip shops are like pubs in Ireland; there is one on every corner. But on Limerick’s Parnell Street there is one that is not like the others. Luigi’s is a family fish and chip shop opposite the city train station in a fairly unsensational part of town. But step into this long-established eatery and you will be transported to a little piece of Manhattan, New York. Read more…

A large watercolour poster of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest play, at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.

My Buys: Framed billboard art

I’ll be honest, I didn’t buy this poster. I blagged it. Blagging is a necessary skill to have if you ever want to get your hands on unique finds like this original show poster from the Abbey Theatre. Some years ago, I was walking down Dublin’s Parnell Street when I saw a van parked outside the Abbey sticking posters on the wall when instinct struck Read more…

Project: A chalkboard with magnet-ude

I first saw images of chalkboard walls a few years ago and thought they were wonderful for kid and adults alike, as well as easy and cheap to replicate but I was renting at the time so didn’t give the idea much consideration.

It was years later that I saw a tin of Rustoleum Magnetic Chalkboard Paint (€26) in a local DIY shop when an idea popped into my head.  Read more…

Indoor cacti planted in a green ceramic pot and a quirky baby head vase

Project: Planting mini cacti

I have killed every single plant that has entered my home, bar a determined little ivy currently in the bathroom (I think there are some little green fingered elves hiding behind the sink looking after that one).

Despite this sad fact, I am always tempted to re-attempt some greenery in my home – plants really do add life to a room. Read more…

Shop Guide: The Alternative Furniture Store, Limerick

I only stumbled on this lucky dip of a store when visiting the Ballysimon car boot sale – its in the same retail park. It’s large enough to hold a wide range of different pieces for all tastes, including plenty of second hand new-ish pieces for those who want modern on a budget and even a room-load dedicated to pieces for upcycling. As always I made a beeline for the early-mid 20th century stuff, and today there was plenty. Read more…