How to choose the best paint colors for furniture

How do you choose the best paint colors for furniture? This is a guide on what you need to think about and the tools to help you. Whether you’re painting furniture for yourself or selling it, what colour you choose is one of the biggest questions.  What to think about when choosing paint for wood…

How to use Google Lens for charity shopping success

Have you heard of Google Lens? It’s a brilliant tool! Use Google Lens for charity shopping to find out information about the products. Ever find yourself wildly typing keywords into Google trying to describe something you want to know more about? Google Lens does the work for you because it can see what you’re trying…

2021 in numbers – the year Tea and Forget-me-nots began

2021 in numbers. It’s the year this blog began. So, here’s a summary of the year and its significant numbers, to reflect on. If you’ve read my story, you’ll know how Tea and Forget-me-nots came about. December is a good time for reflection. Whether to create a new year’s resolution or to just think about…

Holiday upcycling gift guide for the DIYer in your life

Need an upcycling gift guide for the DIYer in your life? This guide includes books, subscriptions, stocking fillers, and unusual gifts. Note – if that upcycler is you, that’s fine too! Have family or friends who don’t know what to buy, so want to narrow it down but still get a surprise? Send them this…

The ultimate guide to upcycling terms and jargon

From laying off to keying surfaces, this guide covers the commonly confusing and searched-for upcycling terms and jargon. Find yourself constantly Googling what things mean? There’s always something to learn. Missing something? Let me know in the comments. The ultimate guide to upcycling terms and jargon A Antique – something that is 100+ years old.…

Guide to an easy handmade gift idea for Father’s Day

Looking for a handmade gift for Father‘s Day? Here’s a guide to an easy and personalised tool hook project that you can DIY in under 2 hours. This project took 1-2 hours, so there’s time left if you’re looking for a handmade gift before Father’s Day. My neighbour was throwing away old wooden beams from…

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