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Give the gift of Upcycling this Christmas!

Give the gift of Upcycling this Christmas!

Give the perfect gift of upcycling this Christmas!

Whether you want to gift a workshop or give the 'Promise to Upcycle' to a loved one you can do that easily with a Done up North gift voucher. 

You can buy a specific amount or choose to buy a 'Workshop' voucher which is redeemable against any workshop. 

We send will vouchers electronically to the email address specified and for a small £1 charge we can gift pack and post your gift voucher to an address of your choice. 

For more details have a look at the Gift Vouchers page

 

Nicky of Done up North

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 
A winning night at the first ever Fliprunway Refinishing Awards!

A winning night at the first ever Fliprunway Refinishing Awards!

I was a little bit blown away a few days ago to be presented with Flip Runway's Furniture Refinishing Artist of the Year!  And to top that off I also somehow picked up Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Wood Refinisher of the Year. It was a special night...
My Top 5 tips for super smooth furniture painting!

My Top 5 tips for super smooth furniture painting!

Have you struggled with brush marks or unwanted texture on your furniture painting projects? I've been there and I know how frustrating it can be! That's why I want to share with you the techniques I use now to get a super smooth, modern, virtually brush stroke free paint finish. Take a look at my top 5 tips...
Done up North at Decorex International 2019

Done up North at Decorex International 2019

We are so excited to reveal that Done up North will be making its first professional appearance at Decorex International in October 2019 in collaboration with surface patttern designer, Kirath Ghundoo
Watch me reveal my latest design and tell you how it was done!

Watch me reveal my latest design and tell you how it was done!

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. 
Nicky Cash of Done up North

Chirpy Focus On this month is on Done up North!

Check it out! I'm in this week's Focus On... with Chirpy, Leeds talking about my upcycling and workshops... and myself eek! 😁🖤
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 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 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...