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

DIY Garden Table, upcycle an old shed side into a table

You don’t have to be an expert DIYer to make this stunning DIY Garden Table. Upcycle an old shed to make a great outdoor dining table. Eating outside has to be on the of the best parts of summer. As we gradually make our new home into our own space we realised it was time … 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

DIY Pompom Heart Wreath

Today I am sharing with you how you how easy it is to create a DIY heart wreath, using up some fabric scraps plus odds and ends of wool to create the pompom heart. I struggle a little with the commercialisation of holidays/celebrations, shops full of gifts and cards to buy, to encourage us to … Read more

DIY Denim Cushion – Chevron

One of my go to fabrics is denim – it is so versatile and strong. Old jeans have endless possibilities for being transformed, upcycled into something beautiful. One of my all time favourite makes is a denim rag quilt (you can find the tutorial here). Recycled fabrics are my favourite materials to work with. What’s not … Read more

DIY recycled planter – don’t throw rusty loaf tins away!

DIY recycled planter - loaft tins transformed into herb planter for kitchen

Wondering what to do with your rusty loaf tins? I hate throwing away old rusty baking tins when they reach the end of their baking life. But let’s face it no one wants rust on their cakes!!  This DIY recycled planter is inspired by the storage potential of the old rusty baking tins plus a … 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

Recycle sweet tins into gift boxes

Dare I confess we have become quite attached to the boxes of sweets available at this time of year?! Our excuse is that surely three mini bars of chocolate from a sweet tin is far less than a full normal size bar of chocolate..  but then we have a largish plastic box left. Time to … Read more

DIY Tablet Case – Quick DIY Gift

Are you looking to make a fun upcycled DIY gift? I love this DIY tablet case. The tablet case made from old jeans is quick and easy to make plus it makes a great gift:)   How to make a DIY tablet case RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES: Pair of jeans Cotton Fabric Fusible fleece Button Elastic thread … Read more