Wicker cat dome cable tidy

One of the annoying things about British houses is that the phone sockets are always in the hall. I fondly remember my childhood sat in a freezing hall calling friends. Thankfully we now have cordless phones and you can call people from the comfort of your sofa. The problem is that the phone still needsContinue reading “Wicker cat dome cable tidy”

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”

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”