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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...

Celebrating 1 year of Fusion Mineral Paint in Leeds!

Celebrating 1 year of Fusion Mineral Paint in Leeds!
We're throwing a Fusion Colour Party to celebrate the 1st anniversary of launching as the Leeds stockist of Fusion Mineral Paint!  Come and try out...

The top ten essential tools for Upcycling Vintage Furniture

The top ten 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 give your old placemats a funky facelift

How to give your old placemats a funky facelift
    I'd hazard a guess a lot of us have probably got a set of old cork-backed placemats knocking about at home that no longer quite cut the mustard...

My top tips for creating masking tape designs!

My top tips for creating masking tape designs!
Have you tried creating masking tape designs? Have you had problems with bleed through or paint peeling away? Check out my top tips for creating super duper sharp designs first time!

Grand Designs Live ticket giveaway!

Grand Designs Live ticket giveaway!
INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY: Who wants to come & meet Kevin? 😁 Myself and fellow members of the Upcycled Hour 'Up Collective' are live on stage this wee...

Live charity painting marathon for World Mental Health Day

Live charity painting marathon for World Mental Health Day
I'm taking part in a the Creative Minds Unite 12 hour painting marathon this Wednesday 10th October for World Mental Health day! A bunch of very ta...

We're having another Fusion Social Evening at Chirpy!

Fusion Mineral Paint Social event with Chirpy & Done up North image
Have you seen that we're having a Fusion Social evening next Friday, October 5th - at Chirpy in Chapel Allerton? We're planning a fun-filled evenin...

Upcycled Hour on the Vinterior Blog!

The Upcyled Hour team at Grand Designs Live
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.

A wonderful day at the Handmade & Upcycled Home and Furniture Fair

A wonderful day at the Handmade & Upcycled Home and Furniture Fair
Done up North had a brilliant day at The Handmade & Upcycled Home and Furniture Fair at Belgrave Music Hall this Saturday just gone!  We were there alongside some other great local creative brands and it was just lovely to meet many fellow upcyclers and folk with interiors projects and loads of great chats about furniture painting!