When you really need a proper upholsterer…

Picture the scene, I am at an auction and am supposed to be selling off unwanted furniture. If you have been to auctions, you know there is a lot of waiting around for your lots, and there are also a lot of chairs about that you sit in whilst waiting for the said lots. So … Continue reading When you really need a proper upholsterer…


Chinese Chippendale Chair Makeover

A couple of weeks ago I was up really early doing an MOT on the car, and I had to wait a while for them to do it, so I went for a walk around my town.  There is a furniture junk shop, which occasionally has some OK bits in it, and I meandered in … Continue reading Chinese Chippendale Chair Makeover

How to make your own Street Art

ROLL OVER BANKSY... AND APOLOGIES TO DAVE... I have been preparing for a gallery wall, and wanted to make some of my own artwork for it as well as using existing pieces. I had started to hunt around for original prints, and found some images I really liked, but the artists' works are REALLY expensive, … Continue reading How to make your own Street Art

Vintage Bottles – Labels Freebie

Well, sort of vintage bottles.... they will look it when you are finished. I was given a collection of clear glass bottles with corks, (without labels), and was wondering what to do with them.  Perusing online, I found some great old labels which were a whizz to download, print out and use on the bottles. … Continue reading Vintage Bottles – Labels Freebie

The humble Moppe drawers

a universal product I had a family member visiting us once from Australia, and their small daughter pointed at some IKEA Moppe drawers in our house and she chirped 'We've got those at home'...  We also had the same plastic kids mugs and flower plates, so I am sure she felt comforted by those worldwide … Continue reading The humble Moppe drawers

Armoire Makeover on a tiny budget

After my last cupboard makeover, I decided to start on another one.  I spotted this cupboard in a Charity shop which was a bargain at only £40.  The quality is great; it has veneered wood to the panels on the front, ball feet legs, a carved pediment, and has immaculate joinery inside.  I guess it … Continue reading Armoire Makeover on a tiny budget

12 Easy Furniture Hacks courtesy of Houzz

Give ordinary pieces a whole new spin with these crafty updates By Cheryl Freedman - Houzz Magazine Not the DIY type but still hankering after a creative interiors project? The answer could be the trend for style hacking – shorthand for taking an existing piece of furniture, be that a tired old chair or off-the-peg … Continue reading 12 Easy Furniture Hacks courtesy of Houzz