Super easy DIY shoe rack

Are you looking for a super easy way to organise your shoes in your entrance hall? This easy DIY shoe rack could be the perfect solution for you.

How to upcycle a sideboard

I am super excited to share with you how to upcycle a sideboard, this is my upcycled sideboard before and after. There’s nothing quite like using what you have and giving your room a whole new look with some upcycling.  The sideboard sits in the corner of the living room, a bit of a dead … Read more

DIY Coffee Table made with an upcycle washing machine drum

You can imagine my delight when a friend kindly gave me a washing machine drum she had spent time removing from an unrepairable washing machine. After a couple of years contemplating various projects, my husband kindly created a washing machine drum coffee table from the washing machine drum. Let me show you how to make … Read more

How to reupholster a dining room chair with denim pockets

DIY Denim Chair, seat reupholstered in denim jeans

I am passionate about using what I have, making the most of available resources. Whilst making the denim curtains for our bedroom I unpicked and saved all the denim pockets from the former jeans ready for a new project. My initial thoughts were to make a doormat but when my husband mentioned a chair for his … Read more

How to paint over a gold mirror frame with Fusion Mineral paint

For the first time in a few years, we have a mantlepiece. The perspective of our new living room is focussed on the gas fire and mantlepiece, a little change from our former home which had an enormous picture window overlooking the garden. I have to admit my first thoughts did immediately turn to a large mirror, not … Read more

How to update your mid century furniture with fusion mineral paint

How to update your mid century furniture with fusion mineral paint

Having settled into our new home we inevitably have the odd bit of furniture to replace – to be honest, our relatively new wardrobes did not survive being taken apart for the house move. Since we bought the former wardrobes my tastes and priorities have changed, much as I loved the cavernous storage this time around … Read more

Wooden Sewing Box With Legs Makeover

vintage sewing box makeover, DIY Sewing Box

When I stumbled upon this rather cute wooden sewing box with legs in a charity shop I just knew I had to squeeze it into storage – now we have moved it’s time to modernise it. I love how the legs form part of the sides. It is perfect as a side table, with storage … Read more

Apple crates as storage solutions

We have lived in our home six and a half years We designed the living room to be timeless, so fairly traditionally decorated with neutral colours, old leather sofas, tall book cases packed with books, a wood burner plus a traditional rug. We decided to update the feel of the room. I was keen to bring … Read more

DIY Bench Seat – Upcycled Furniture

Revealing my entry for gumtree’s #upcyclerevolution – upcycled garden bench seat made from former dining room chairs:) The DIY bench seat could equally be at home in a hallway for putting on shoes, at a dining room table – lots of places!! Whats not to love about upcycled furniture? In case you are tempted to make … Read more