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Make your own butterfly chair cover

Butterfly chairs are currently in vogue again. I saw lots of them at Maison et Objects in Paris. They were covered in a variety of fabrics and skins including leather and pony skin. I bought this old butterfly chair in a junk shop for £10. The cover was rust stained and not very nice so… Continue reading Make your own butterfly chair cover

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How to upcycle a cheap lamsphade

Update a tired lampshade to create your own quirky masterpiece with this easy DIY, and choose from 31 beautiful shades in the Rust-Oeum’s Chalky Finish Furniture Paint range to decorate. It’s perfect for upcycling and can be applied directly onto most surfaces, including wood, without any preparation! Step 1 - Remove all material from the… Continue reading How to upcycle a cheap lamsphade

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Dye your own shibori chair

Recycling week starts today so am posting some classy recycling projects on my blog this week. When I spotted this down at heel cocktail chair in a charity shop, I knew I was  onto a winner. I made a pattern and then created my own shibori print just by pleating and using clothes pegs. The… Continue reading Dye your own shibori chair

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Make your very own lamp out of vintage mechano

I found an old box of my husband's Meccano pieces in the attic and thought the industrial vibe would transform into a great lamp. You can find bits of Meccano in second hand shops and on line or buy new from places such as Argos RRP from £9.99 You will need Turquoise flex and a… Continue reading Make your very own lamp out of vintage mechano

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Marble your own fabric to create these stylish cushions!

Recently I found an ancient, well 1990’s Dylon leaflet about marbling on fabric and so intrigued were we that we decided to create a marbled cushion. Traditionally marbling was done on paper and was achieved by floating oil colour on water or size. If you try and do this on fabric, the fabric feels hard… Continue reading Marble your own fabric to create these stylish cushions!