Guide to an easy handmade gift idea for Father’s Day

Looking for a handmade gift for Father‘s Day? Here’s a guide to an easy and personalised tool hook project that you can DIY in under 2 hours. This project took 1-2 hours, so there’s time left if you’re looking for a handmade gift before Father’s Day. If your dad would forgive you for getting splinters,…

Transforming a free bookshelf with a navy blue makeover

Transforming a shabby, free bookshelf with a navy blue makeover. The piece I got this solid pine bookshelf for free. Bargain. Although sometimes a piece that has already been painted is more effort than its worth. Not this time, fortunately. I suspect the previous owner thought this was a shabby chic paint job. Or maybe…

Reupholstering a shabby footstool into a beautiful new piece

Reupholstering a shabby footstool into a beautiful new piece. This was a £6 charity shop find and could have been brought back to life with a wash and a nice stencil as it was in good condition. However, I had some bee-a-utiful fabric that I’d be waiting to use on something and this was the…

How to create a stunning floral chest of drawers

A guide on how to create a stunning floral chest of drawers using a transfer. It’s all about the piece, the prep, and sometimes problems. Beautiful beginnings Refinishing furniture can take a long time. If you start with a quality piece then you have a solid foundation on which to create something beautiful. I bought…

A guide to decoupage – the easy way and the right way

A guide to decoupage – the easy way and the right way. Decoupage, or adding paper to furniture, opens up a whole new world (name that tune) to furniture refinishing. Imagine all of the beautiful wallpaper, posters and napkins out there for you to use to create jaw-dropping, unique pieces.  Once you’ve found your amazing…