Let me firstly explain. Before I got married my name was Kayleigh Beard (insert facial hair related joke here). I am very proud to be a Beard, having suffered much teasing growing up, I now feel I have earnt a certain amount of solidarity (stubbornness) and pride (stupidity) in having a silly surname. But I was getting married! Should I keep the silly name or become Mrs Kayleigh Spring?

Long story short, I became Mrs Kayleigh Spring but to honor my heritage my alias is SPRINGY BEARD. This blog started off as an archive for my adventures in vintage furniture restoration and selling. But now it has become my online portfolio of life – family, home, garden, fashion, art – and a place to showcase my design and making skills.

P.s. Apologies to anyone who found this site expecting to see a selection of actual beards. There is no facial hair here, except on my husbands face, where you would expect to find it.