How to upcycle a children’s globe in 5 easy steps

This project is how to upcycle a children’s globe, to take it from a toy to a pretty piece of decor, in 5 easy steps. Globes are a lovely thing for kids to have. They’re fun to spin and there’s always somewhere new to discover. But once you get older, a colourful map is not…

Green update for furniture with simple flower transfer

Something as easy as a simple flower transfer can give a whole new lease of life to furniture. Between that and a coat of paint, this piece was entirely transformed. This fire screen cost £4.25* from a charity shop. I rarely say no to a piece like this. Wood – tick. Ornate details – tick.…

Updating an old cabinet with a beautiful bird feature

Don’t ignore old furniture because it’s brown and boring. This is a guide to updating a tired vintage cabinet using a beautiful bird feature. Reduce, reuse, recycle. I want to start by acknowledging that not all old wooden furniture needs painting. Plenty of people are in the ‘it’s terrible to paint that beautiful piece’ camp.…

How to create a beautiful floral chest of drawers

A guide on how to create a beautiful 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…

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…