How to reupholster a dining room chair with denim pockets

August 19, 2018
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 corner of the bedroom my plans changed. Our bedroom has…

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

August 12, 2018

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 to update the small garden table we bought many years ago…

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Ombre Furniture DIY, Upcycle with Fusion Mineral Paint

August 6, 2018

Transform an old sideboard to create a modern ombre effect sideboard using fusion mineral paint. Upcycled ombre effect sideboard DIY…

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Drawer Shelf DIY

July 29, 2018

I have to admit I have always fancied turning a drawer into shelves – I think they look super cool. So the opportunity to create a drawer shelf DIY tutorial for a magazine article was perfect.  The bathroom can be a little bland, a drawer shelf can provide a spot of colour plus a focus point. Transforming a drawer gives you flexible storage, simply choose a draw…

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Moon Pocket Maxi Dress, pattern reviews

July 27, 2018

Here in the UK we are in the midst of the biggest heatwave since 1976, it’s hot. The kind of weather we British normally pay a considerable amount for a foreign holiday! It’s somewhat different trying to work in it! So when Laura of Sew Different asked me to pattern test a cool, loose maxi dress I jumped at the chance. The Moon Pocket Maxi Dress is the perfect dress…

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DIY Gold Leaf Necklace

July 22, 2018

I don’t know about you but I go through a variety of thoughts re costume jewellery, sometimes I love it, sometimes I’m not so sure. But there is no doubt that a necklace can transform an outfit, dressing up or down.  I’m currently taking part in a buy no new clothes challenge for three months. I have to confess I am finding the summer sales…

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