Fashion Sustainability​ in association with LINC

My love for vintage clothing and clothing, in general, was taking over my wardrobe and then I had to stop – not because yes I had run out of space or the fact the husband said I did not need any more clothes. (He was probably right, but I do not agree). I had to stop buying…

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…

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…

How to make a Lampshade

2015 has been a crafty year for me and 2016 will be no different. With the crafty bug taking a bite, I am certainly hooked. I am also lucky to have one friend who is as crafty as me so together we are embarking on crafty adventures with workshops and courses around Gloucestershire. Our first…

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…