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  • Wicker bench spray paint upcycle rustoleum
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    Blue bench

    I was on the look out for second hand reasonable garden furniture for a client when I spotted this photo on Facebook market. The lady was selling the greenhouse behind but I…

  • How to make lavender bags Poppy and Daisy Liberty Print fabric
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    Lavender bags

    Another summer, another lavender post. Last summer I shared how to make bouteille de lavande (lavender bottles) so this summer we thought we would make lavender bags with my mum’s lavender. Here are the little…

  • Annie Sloan Lem Lem chair chalk paint Oxfam
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    Lem Lem V2.0

    Last October Annie Sloan launched a new colour of Chalk Paint: Lem Lem “A soft, warm green, inspired by fields of alliums that Annie saw in Ethiopia, grown by women farmers who are…

  • Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles
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    Chalk paint fruit

    Last Christmas I saw Jonathon Marc Mendes‘ Annie Sloan chalk painted Christmas baubles shared on social media and I thought wow! I love the fact that you can paint anything with chalk…

  • Table upcycle before
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    A tale of 2 tables

    I saw this table offered for free on Facebook as it was going to the skip and I had to save it. Nothing was wrong with it, apart from the top being…

  • Sugru Outdoor upcycled light
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    Sugru outdoor light

    There is nothing like a quiet scroll through Pinterest looking for inspiration (if you follow my Make board on Pinterest you’ll see what projects I’m thinking about making). I had a spare solar…

  • Ambre farine maroc flour bag upcycle outdoor cushion
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    Ambre farine de luxe

    So most people buy tagine pots or rugs when they go to Morocco (if you’re not flying Easyjet with a weight limit on your baggage of course). I did buy some beautiful…

  • Outdoor art cactus vistaprint vinyl banner
    Art, Made

    Outdoor art

    I love art in a design and an outdoor space is no exception to that. So when I was designing our new deck area I went on the hunt for affordable outdoor…

  • Soy wax candle making
    Made, Other Creations

    Soy wax candles

    I am always on the hunt for upcycling projects so when my empty jar shelf started overflowing, I figured I needed to do something with them… Candles! So I had the jars…

  • eico paint air force bluegrass surf upcycle
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    eicó blues

    I love discovering new paint so when the peeps at eicó gave me some love on Instagram, I clicked through to their website to have a read. And I was impressed: environmentally friendly,…

  • Fusion Damask
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    Fusion Damask

    I came across Fusion Mineral paint on Instagram a few months ago. Their paint sounded great: not only is it non toxic and eco friendly with virtually zero VOC but it is formulated with a…