Upcycled IKEA billy bookcase

These IKEA bookcases most be one of the most upcycled pieces of furniture ever. My attempt was light green in the inside and dark on the outdoor. It was old wall paint and then varnish. I had a plan to stick maps on the inner, buy never got round to. It was probably one ofContinue reading “Upcycled IKEA billy bookcase”

Upcycled pine wardrobe

We welcomed a new member to our family a few months ago. After months of debating a jungle animal theme was chosen for the nursery. Creative fun was to follow! Some pine furniture was handed down several times and been saved, on numerous occasions, from the skip. It is actually quite nice, just a bitContinue reading “Upcycled pine wardrobe”

Parquet Dresser

This was one of these epic jobs I wish never to have started. Probably one of the largest. And, I can’t even really remember how, or why, I thought I would try and make this parquet dresser. It began with some reclaimed parquet floor, I had already used some for a small pipe table. ThereContinue reading “Parquet Dresser”

Pallet scrabble letters

One of my favourite games has always been scrabble. Not because I am good at spelling… far from it! With our new baby, we have been looking at decorating a nursery and I have been thinking of fun ways to make it different. Having already made an oak chair and a pallet toy box forContinue reading “Pallet scrabble letters”

Clay pipe plant pots and wine rack

Our front drive and garden were a bit bleak. Vast and soulless with sharp angles. Too costly and not practical for large changes, I really wanted to soften some of the edges, create a bit of height, depth and colour. Endless searching led me to some six sided clay pipes. Not sure what the wereContinue reading “Clay pipe plant pots and wine rack”

Bathroom

We had designed a pretty cool bathroom with lovely tiles and a big shower.  However, it was basically a white box and needed some touches to make it interesting.  There was a lot of upcycling involved. First to come was a nautical rope to surround the mirror.  Which went nicely with an antique ships wheelContinue reading “Bathroom”

Reclaimed pallet cat and mouse toy box

At some point last year, I was sent to the shed, my work room, to tidy.  It had descended into chaos… again.  Normally, because I lack storage, and must work around stuff. It wasn’t long before I picked up some pallet off-cuts, got distracted, and made a box like structure with legs— but no topContinue reading “Reclaimed pallet cat and mouse toy box”

Utility room dresser

This was a big job. We have a utility room and it had a lot of dead space with a drain box, freezer, radiator and window.  You couldn’t buy something to fit – the only solution was to make something bespoke! Just so happens I know a man who likes making things! There was aContinue reading “Utility room dresser”