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Upcycling – The Dining Table

Now todays delight is similar in style to last time. It’s a rather dashing Dining Table, again with the ever so useful fold down sides. This ‘drop leaf’ style is super handy for city living! Actions On a full sanding to get rid of patchy old varnish. Underneath, the wood…

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Homemade Christmas gift idea….

Homemade Christmas gift idea.. Scented Teacup Candles.   I have spent a lot of money in the past buying Scented Candles… so decided to make my own see original article here for specific details if your new to this.  I found it to be a very enjoyable fairly straightforward process…

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Upcycling Varnished Wardrobe using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Upcycling Wardrobe with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I have been dying to Upcycle a wardrobe that came with the house. I believe it to be Victorian. I must admit I didn’t instantly fall in love with it, but it soon proved to be a very useful piece of furniture. It…

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How to… make Coconut Oil Body Scrub

How to make ….Coconut Oil Body Scrub.     We all the importance of exfoliating especially if you live in a city with all it’s pollutants! At this time of year it’s almost an essential part of maintaining healthy glowing skin. What with slathering on sunscreens and moisturising, exfoliation is…

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Upcycling – The School Desk

Now, we all know it’s wrong to pick a favourite child/album/piece of furniture, but I never said I was perfect.This is my  favourite piece of furniture. It’s an original school desk from the 40’s, rescued from a school by a teacher who kept it safe in his home until we…

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How to…. make Scented Soy Candles

Step by Step Scented Soy Candle Making Tutorial I have spent a lot of money in the past buying Scented Candles…an awful lot. I would say I’m bordering on being a little obsessed, with the instant feeling of calm. The  atmosphere of warm, restful tranquility one feels once a candle…

Spruce up your old furniture with Simply Spray!

Simple Steps to Upcycle your much loved pieces of furniture! I acquired this chair after visiting a small local auction house many moons ago. I had just moved into a my first flat on my own so needed to furnish it on a small budget. It essentially was an old…

How to… make Lavender Body Scrub

How to make… Relaxing Lavender Body/Foot scrub This gorgeous Lavender body scrub is so easy to make, as it only has 4 choice ingredients. It’s a great addition to your beauty/wellbeing routine but also they make terrific gifts! It doesn’t break the bank to produce and yet packs a powerful…

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Pregnant and Upcycling

Now that the weather is heating up and we’re all starting to get our uncooked-meat-coloured-bits out (I mean legs and upper arms you perverts), I’ve been happily enjoying some quality time with my power tools. I could re-read and think better of that sentence, but, like a shivering Brit in…

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The Upcycling Station – Getting Started

By NESSA WRAFTER Madonna famously said “We are living in a material world and I am a material girl”. I think all of us chicks out there can connect to this, on so many levels. Ok, so maybe just the one level…Madge may have written some killer pop but a…