The secret to simple and mess-free distressed furniture

Distressing furniture is messy. This makeover is how to create mess-free distressed furniture with a simple household item. It’s so easy you’ll be able to do it before you can say ‘shabby chic’. I found this wine cabinet while I was doing a furniture painting course. The one where I painted these blue and copper…

How and where to find free furniture to upcycle

There’s no need to spend money before looking for quality free furniture. Here are 5 places and simple tools to find free furniture to upcycle. If you’re starting upcycling, free pieces of furniture are a great way to do a test run. Not the family heirloom. The upcycling movement has kicked up a notch as…

How to design a retail booth for maximum impact

Have a retail space or looking to get one? These are five key rules for how to design a retail booth for maximum impact. It’s not enough to have beautiful products if they aren’t displayed well. It’s the same as staging to take product photos. Your booth is your stage and there are ways you…

Five tools under £15 to make your life easier

Here are the five best tools under £15. They will make your upcycling life easier, with no power required! If you have the right tool for the job, you’re halfway there. Five tools under £15 to make your life easier Painter’s Pyramids £7 These pyramids are surprisingly strong little things that keep your furniture off…

Six little known tips to help you paint better

Are you a pro painter, furniture upcycler or simply love getting creative? These six tips will help you paint better and save time for the fun bits.  There is always something new to learn, whatever your experience level. Six little known tips to help you paint better How to get the edge on your next…

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