Guide to Best Gifts for Creative People and DIYers

Looking for a list of gifts for upcyclers or gifts for the creative people in your life? This gift guide includes books, subscriptions, stocking stuffers, and unusual gifts.  Note – if that upcycler is you, that’s fine too! Have a family member or friends who don’t know what to buy you? Want to narrow it…

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…

4 tips for painting furniture by professional painters

Looking for tips for painting furniture? Improve your furniture painting with advice from the most successful professional painters. I went to the Painters Business Academy Conference in the UK. I learned all sorts of great tips for painting furniture. Check out part 1 here! 4 tips for painting furniture by professional painters 1. How to…

How to improve your furniture painting skills (lessons learned from a painting conference)

How to improve your furniture painting skills. With new painting products and techniques learned at the Painters Business Academy. Recently, I went to the second Painters Business Academy Conference in the UK. Some of the greats in the industry were there… Annie Sloan, Brushed by Brandy, Bella Renovare by Crys’Dawna, Jonathon Marc Mendes Painted Love,…

Painted furniture not selling? How to solve the problem.

Is your painted furniture not selling? Here are a few ways to solve the problem. I’m talking about something you might think is embarrassing to admit and that is when a piece of furniture doesn’t sell. But I want to reassure newer upcyclers that it’s normal if things don’t sell for a while. There are…

7 useful DIY products to make upcycling easier

What tools do you need to do your job better? This is a list of 7 useful DIY products that I’ve discovered and help make upcycling easier. I stand by my original list of 5 must-haves under £15. These aren’t tools like saws and drills but tools that assist you. They’re all products that I’ve…

5 Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Home – Guest Post

This guest post is by my friend Tammy, from White Lilac Farmhouse. You might recognise her name from the magazine rack collaboration we did a few weeks ago. Today, she has written some brilliant tips that I think you’ll love, on how to refresh your home. Don’t we all want a simple, fresh new look…

Three ways to prepare low quality wood before using stain

If you stain imperfect wood that has cracks or oil spots, it won’t ever look good. These tips will fix the issues and help make it beautiful. Can you stain imperfect wood? Yes, you can. Sometimes wood has issues like marks or cracks on it. And the only solution is to paint it. Or far…

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