About me

Hi I’m Jo Hanson and firstly thank you for reading my blog. I wanted to share my ideas and tips to help you make your house a home by creating stylish living spaces, and not spend a fortune doing it.


I’ve had the fortune of renovating a number of houses, from my first small terraced house in Leicestershire UK to my current 60’s cabin style home in Minnesota, USA. Each has had its unique challenges but all had one thing in common – a shoestring budget.

I believe strongly that you don’t need deep pockets to furnish your home and make it feel special. You just need a bit of care, patience, style and a knack for bargain hunting to make it look a million Dollars (or Pounds)!

I work full time as a Marketing Manager in the construction industry, and every spare minute I get i’m usually dreaming up a new design for our house or someone else’s. When i’m not riding my horse or walking our dogs, my husband and I are probably found doing DIY, usually supervised by Molly the Cockapoo!

If you do enjoy reading my blog all I ask of you is that you let others know by sharing or stay in touch by following my blog. I’d also love to hear from you, so please feel free to join in on the conversation by commenting on the blog posts, or you can contact me. You can also follow me @britflipper on Instagram or Joanne Hanson @britflipper on Facebook, or follow my boards on Pinterest at Rustic Country Chic.