Roundup of upcycling in 2021

This has not been a productive year for projects and upcycling. Mainly due to the birth of our first child. The previous year, 2020, with the novelty of a first lockdown meant it was the most productive. What was achieved? In the garden a potting table made out of pallets has proven particularly handy. MakesContinue reading “Roundup of upcycling in 2021”

Upcycled chalk painted chest of drawers

Slowly continuing the preparation of our new baby’s nursery. I had already made a toy chest from pallets and upcycled a wardrobe. Next up was a chest of drawers- these were also handed down and saved from the skip multiple times. The upcycling was pretty simple, with a different shade of green chalk paint completingContinue reading “Upcycled chalk painted chest of drawers”

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”

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”

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”

Wedding Decorations

I was asked by a friend, with a wonderfully creative eye for detail, to help her with some wedding decorations.  This was due to either my ability to bodge things together, or because she wanted to involve me!  Either way, I was delighted and tasked with a making things for the cake table and theContinue reading “Wedding Decorations”