Painted furniture not selling? How to solve the problem.

Is your painted furniture not selling? Here are a few ways to solve the problem. I’m talking about something you might think is embarrassing to admit and that is when a piece of furniture doesn’t sell. But I want to reassure newer upcyclers that it’s normal if things don’t sell for a while. There are…

7 useful DIY products to make upcycling easier

What tools do you need to do your job better? This is a list of 7 useful DIY products that I’ve discovered and help make upcycling easier. I stand by my original list of 5 must-haves under £15. These aren’t tools like saws and drills but tools that assist you. They’re all products that I’ve…

5 Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Home – Guest Post

This guest post is by my friend Tammy, from White Lilac Farmhouse. You might recognise her name from the magazine rack collaboration we did a few weeks ago. Today, she has written some brilliant tips that I think you’ll love, on how to refresh your home. Don’t we all want a simple, fresh new look…

Holiday upcycling gift guide for the DIYer in your life

Need an upcycling gift guide for the DIYer in your life? This guide includes books, subscriptions, stocking fillers, and unusual gifts. 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…

Three ways to prepare low quality wood before using stain

If you stain imperfect wood that has cracks or oil spots, it won’t ever look good. These tips will fix the issues and help make it beautiful. Can you stain imperfect wood? Yes, you can. Sometimes wood has issues like marks or cracks on it. And the only solution is to paint it. Or far…

The secret to simple and mess-free distressed furniture

Distressing furniture is messy. This makeover is how to create mess-free distressed furniture with a simple household item. It’s so easy you’ll be able to do it before you can say ‘shabby chic’. I found this wine cabinet while I was doing a furniture painting course. The one where I painted these blue and copper…

How to design a retail booth for maximum impact

Have a retail space or looking to get one? These are five key rules for how to design a retail 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 are ways you…

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