One of the chores I hate most is cleaning the shed/ work room. If I worked sensibly it would never get into such a state. Sadly I never learn. This morning I set out for a big clean, found some oak offcuts and began making a sword and shield for my son. The shield hasContinue reading “Child’s oak sword and shield”
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Scaffolding plank hand print
Getting the baby started early with upcycling! Some chalk paint and the green hand pint to capture the wee man’s paw print.
Losing your marbles?
Not much time to make things with a seven month old baby filling the hours. Appropriately, this week’s upcycle involves the marbles from my childhood. Placed in a vase, they make a nice ornament in our bedroom. Shame they are a horrendous dust trap. Might be a few years until it’s safe for the babyContinue reading “Losing your marbles?”
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”
Child’s oak chair
I picked some lovely oak and returned home to plan. With my saw table I cut some small struts from the same wood I would use for the legs. The seat itself was a lovely piece of oak. The wood was sanded. Using a chisel I made holes for the struts in the legs andContinue reading “Child’s oak chair”