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 find free furniture to upcycle

Don’t spend money on furniture before you look for quality freebies. Here’s how to find free furniture to upcycle. If you’re starting out in upcycling, a free piece is great for a test run. Not the family heirloom. Is free worth it? Why things are free: They’re worthless. They’re worth something but the owner can’t…

How to design a retail booth for maximum impact

Whether you already have a retail space or are looking to get one, here are five key rules for how to design a booth for maximum impact. It’s not enough to have beautiful products if they aren’t displayed well. It’s the same as staging to take product photos. Your booth is your stage and there…

Five tools under £15 to make your life easier

Here are five of the best tools under £15, are you using them yet? They will make your upcycling life easier, with no power required! If you have the right tool for the job, you’re halfway there. Painter’s Pyramids £7 These pyramids are surprisingly strong little things that keep your furniture off of the floor.…

7 hacks to paint better with items in your home

From playing cards to masking tape and syringes, here are 7 easy painting hacks to help you paint better with items in your home. 1. Cling film for easy cleaning Line a roller tray with cling film before pouring paint in. When finished, carefully pick up the cling film from the edges and throw it…

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. Pun intended. I wondered if it could be done and if so, was there a reason why people aren’t making them? Conclusion, it’s tricky to get really clean lines on the edges so if you have perfectionist tendencies,…

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.  This post may include affiliate links so you can easily find the products I love…