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  • House redecoration Home Made Productions
    Home, Homes

    No 28 refresh

    Nearly 2 years ago I decorated No28 – a 15 year old 3 bedroom town house in the old brewery area of Abingdon (you can see the post I did then here). It…

  • Dulux Spiced Honey Home Made Productions
    Home, Styleboards

    Spiced Honey Styleboards

    Last week Dulux announced their colour of the year 2019: Spiced Honey. It’s a lovely warm colour which makes you want to snuggle up at home. So inspired by Spiced Honey and…

  • Wicker bench spray paint upcycle rustoleum
    Made, Upcycle Projects

    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
    Made, Upcycle Projects

    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
    Made, Upcycle Projects

    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
    Made, Upcycle Projects

    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…

  • Deck pergola design
    Home, Homes

    Deck love

    When we lived in Canada we really discovered and fell in love with deck living. It’s been on the house to do list since we moved in 18 months ago but as…

  • Table upcycle before
    Made, Upcycle Projects

    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
    Made, Upcycle Projects

    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
    Made, Upcycle Projects

    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…