The Botanist – Cheltenham

Cheltenham welcomes another venue to share a cocktail and some delicious goodies, this time at the Brewery the popular restaurant and bars The Botanist joins Cheltenham’s finest places to go. Their launch showcased all they had to offer apart from what I hear a very delicious Sunday roast, but that’s a different blog post. The…

Upholstering a Chair

Three years ago I wrote a blog post about upcycling, I was painting pieces of old furniture using Annie Solan chalk paint after reading what to do online, I just took the plunge and now my home has a few upcycled pieces. However, this time thanks to my awesome husband my Christmas present this year…

A visit to Higgs & Higgs РQuedgeley, Gloucester 

In January my auntie paid me a visit and she started to tell me about her crafty adventures. Coming from an artistic and crafty family, I was in awe of her achieving a new craft; patchwork quilting. I have always wanted to do this and have one loving made and draped over the end of…

Upcycling using Decoupage 

During my pregnancy, I have felt I needed a project. I was 19 weeks at this stage and I didn’t want to start the nursery until we knew if we were going to be pink or blue. I know a week until we knew, but it seemed a long wait! As I hadn’t finished the…

Bringing life to the living room furniture

When moving in with your loved one, you end up with mismatched furniture. A mixture of hand-me-downs and pieces purchased for the previous places to make the home sweet home. This is something we experienced, with my upcycled pieces and the need for new pieces for the mountain of books we had. Even though we…

Upcycling

I started upcycling old pieces of furniture after seeing a La De Da in Montpellier chalk painting furniture. Little did I know it would grow into a hobby. I was given an old toy box which was in desperate need of TLC, I purchased my first can of Annie Solan Paint without planning or thinking…