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Upcycle Dining Room Chairs – Stain resistant seats

I love mismatched chalk painted, applique covered dining room chairs. Upcycle dining room chairs to add personality to your dining room. You may remember I made some for our dining room a couple of years ago. Unfortunately with young children and messy eating the seats have become stained, despite the stain resistant spray I applied. …

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DIY recycled planter – don’t throw rusty loaf tins away!

Wondering what to do with your rusty loaf tins? I hate throwing away old rusty baking tins when they reach the end of their baking life. But let’s face it no one wants rust on their cakes!!  This DIY recycled planter is inspired by the storage potential of the old rusty baking tins plus a …

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Thrifty bathroom update #2

Do you remember my small toilet update? It wasn’t quite finished, needing a hand towel and mirror to finish the look. I picked up this mirror in a charity shop. I have been planning on trying my hand at chalk painting some fabric for some time. This was an ideal project to have a go. …

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Bathroom decor – have thrifty fun styling your small toilet

Do you have a small toilet? Ours received a lick of paint six years ago – I’m rather embarrassed to admit the kids had nicknamed it the minging toilet. It really needed a revamp. So I was delighted to be offered some tools by Ryobi – the perfect motivation to tackle the room. It’s small, …

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Restyled Shabby Chic Dining Room Chairs

Does it amaze you how interior design changes? Ideas come and go… I recently enjoyed The Great Interior Design Challenge, a tv series following would be designers compete against each other. The competitors were each given a room, a brief from the home owner, 3 days  plus a £1,000 budget. The program always had an …

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DIY Bench Seat – Upcycled Furniture

Revealing my entry for gumtree’s #upcyclerevolution – upcycled garden bench seat made from former dining room chairs:) The DIY bench seat could equally be at home in a hallway for putting on shoes, at a dining room table – lots of places!! Whats not to love about upcycled furniture? In case you are tempted to make …

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