The 5 products you need to start upcycling

Want to know what to buy to start upcycling? Here are the 5 products you need to start upcycling furniture and recommendations for each. I see people say all the time “I’d love to start upcycling. Tell me everything I should buy.” But telling someone what to buy doesn’t work. We don’t all have the…

Wait until you see this upcycled pink chest of drawers

Free is the best price although that often comes at the cost of repairs. As was the case in this upcycled pink chest of drawers. The drawers were missing their handles, a base to the bottom drawer and the backing was warped. Otherwise, it was in good condition although I did come across one thing…

A new lease of life for a boring bookshelf

For this boring bookshelf makeover, it gets a new lease of life with nature-inspired wallpaper transformation. Plain wooden bookshelves can be beautiful when the condition is perfect. But once there’s wear and tear, a splash of paint can go a long way. If this bookshelf looks familiar, it is almost identical to a similar navy…

How to update old furniture using a beautiful bird feature

Don’t ignore old furniture because it’s brown and boring. This is a guide on how you can update old furniture using a beautiful bird feature. Reduce, reuse, recycle. I want to start by acknowledging that not all old wood furniture needs painting. Plenty of people are in the ‘it’s terrible to paint that beautiful piece’…

Free bookshelf makeover with a navy blue transformation

This free bookshelf makeover transforms it from shabby chic (or just shabby) to classic and clean. I got this solid pine bookshelf for free. Bargain. Although sometimes a piece that has already been painted is more effort than it’s worth. Not this time, fortunately. I suspect the previous owner thought this was a shabby chic…

Paint a layered stencil – what you need to know

Want to paint a stencil on furniture? Here’s a guide on how to paint a layered stencil using beautiful cherry blossom. Creating the stencil I bought this cherry blossom stencil from Etsy. I paid £3.42 for a digital file with an instant download. A bargain, saving me the time to design and test my own…

Reupholster a shabby footstool into a beautiful new piece

Want a footstool you can be proud of? Here’s a simple project on how to reupholster a shabby footstool and give it a new lease of life. This was a £6 charity shop find and could have been brought back to life with a wash and a nice stencil as it was in good condition.…

How to create a beautiful floral chest of drawers

This is a guide on how to create a beautiful floral chest of drawers using a transfer. It’s all about the piece, the prep, and sometimes problems. Beautiful beginnings Refinishing furniture can take a long time. If you start with a quality piece then you have a solid foundation on which to create something beautiful.…