How to decoupage – the easy way and the right way

Here are two decoupage techniques with tips on the process and products. The easy way to get started and the right way to make it look really good. 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…

How to stencil a mirror and three lessons learned

This is a guide on how to stencil a mirror. You don’t see mirror stencils very often. I wondered if it could be done and if so, was there a reason why people aren’t making them? For this experiment, I stencilled two mirrors. The first was a £1 charity shop mirror to test my idea…

Six little known tips to help you paint better

Are you a pro painter, furniture upcycler or simply love getting creative? There is always something new to learn, whatever your experience level. These six little known tips will help you paint better and save time for the fun bits.  How to get the edge on your next project Wrap it up 1. Keep your…

Wait until you see this cool industrial DIY IKEA mirror

IKEA is a great place to start for upcycling hacks. The Sorry Girls created an amazing DIY IKEA mirror for their office. I didn’t need a 10-foot mirror but I do have a dark lounge where something similar would look great.  I made my version with IKEA LOTS mirrors, a floral transfer, chalk paint and…