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…

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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

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