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The Top Three Paint Strippers for Perfect Prep

The Top Three Paint Strippers for Perfect Prep

Getting a perfectly prepared surface is absolutely essential to achieving a high-quality result with your refinishing work.  In this video I try out different paint strippers and compare the results.
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Tip of the week: removing vintage bolt covers easily!

Tip of the week this week is all about dealing with those nut and bolt covers - or 'Domes of Silence' (yes really!) - that you might have inside the doors and drawers of vintage furniture.It's important to get all your hardware off at the start of any job though and so this is my go-to method 
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My Top tips for super smooth no brush stroke furniture painting!

Have you struggled with brush strokes or an uneven finish on your furniture painting projects? I've been there, and it's why I am sharing these top 5 tips for super smooth, modern, virtually brush-stroke free paint finish.  
Watch me reveal my most intricate design!

Watch me reveal my most intricate design!

My latest video gives you a bit of insight into the design process of my latest - and possibly most intricate - design as I take off the masking tape and talk through how I applied it, some the issues I had along the way and the finishing touches I'll do to protect it. 
New life for an old nest of tables - start to finish

New life for an old nest of tables - start to finish

I've created a little video showing the whole process of upcycling an antique nest of tables that I recently finished in collaboration with Tessa a...
Easy upcycling projects to spruce up your living room

Easy upcycling projects to spruce up your living room

  I recently contributed to an article for Hitachi Personal Finance giving hints and tips on easy on-trend upcycling projects to spruce up your li...
The top ten tools for Upcycling Vintage furniture

The top ten essential tools for Upcycling Vintage Furniture

It needn't break the bank to start Upcycling and if you are thinking about which you tools you might need to get started then check out my guide to my top ten most used tools for upcycling vintage furniture.
How to Upcycle old placemats with cool Geometric designs

How to Upcycle old placemats with cool Geometric designs

    I reckon a lot of us have probably got a set of old cork-backed placemats - or coasters - knocking about at home that no longer as style-ish as...
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Upcycled Hour on the Vinterior Blog!

The Upcycled Hour makes an appearance in the latest article on Upcycling on the Vinterior blog!  (Including a pic of us at this year's Grand Design...
Follow the upcycle of one of our pieces!

Follow the upcycle of one of our pieces!

Follow us via our video diary as we upcycle a piece of vintage furniture from concept, prepping, painting, finishing and finally styling it for sale. We share all our tips & techniques during the makeover too.
Football crazy with Arlington Interiors!

Football crazy with Arlington Interiors!

We've just completed a unique commission with Arlington interiors - to make over an old Fussball table.  Very timely with the ongoing World Cup fev...
Done up North at Grand Designs Live

Done up North at Grand Designs Live

Check out the pictures and video from our recent appearance on stage at Grand Designs Live with the Upcycled Hour Collective!