Holiday upcycling gift guide for the DIYer in your life

Need an upcycling gift guide to know what to buy for the upcycler in your life this holiday season? Note – if that upcycler is you, that’s fine too! Have family or friends who don’t know what to buy, so want to narrow it down but still get a surprise? Send them this list and…

The 5 products you need to start upcycling

Want to know what to buy to start upcycling? Here are the 5 products you need to start upcycling furniture and recommendations for each. I see people say all the time “I’d love to start upcycling. Tell me everything I should buy.” But telling someone what to buy doesn’t work. We don’t all have the…

How to use black wax on furniture for impact

Black wax on furniture can have a dramatic impact. It takes something monotone and plain and gives it dimension and character. This footstool was £5 from a charity shop. It was something my parents spotted for me. It’s always great to have family and friends on the treasure hunt too! As I mentioned in my…

Wait until you see this upcycled pink chest of drawers

Free is the best price although that often comes at the cost of repairs. As was the case in this upcycled pink chest of drawers. The drawers were missing their handles, a base to the bottom drawer and the backing was warped. Otherwise, it was in good condition although I did come across one thing…

A new lease of life for a boring bookshelf

For this boring bookshelf makeover, it gets a new lease of life with nature-inspired wallpaper transformation. Plain wooden bookshelves can be beautiful when the condition is perfect. But once there’s wear and tear, a splash of paint can go a long way. If this bookshelf looks familiar, it is almost identical to a similar navy…

How to upcycle a small table for the second time

Not every project can be a success. And in this case, I had to upcycle a small table twice. The initial makeover was teal and gold and the redo is dark and moody. Take a look, which do you prefer? I believe that there is the right buyer for any piece. Any quality, any price…

The ultimate guide to upcycling terms and jargon

From laying off to keying surfaces, this guide covers the commonly confusing and searched-for upcycling terms and jargon. Find yourself constantly Googling what things mean? There’s always something to learn. Missing something? Let me know in the comments. Upcycling terms and jargon A Antique – something that is 100+ years old. B Bleed-through – colour…

How to update old furniture using a beautiful bird feature

Don’t ignore old furniture because it’s brown and boring. This is a guide on how you can update old furniture using a beautiful bird feature. Reduce, reuse, recycle. I want to start by acknowledging that not all old wood furniture needs painting. Plenty of people are in the ‘it’s terrible to paint that beautiful piece’…

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,…