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My top tips for creating masking tape designs!

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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!

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New Reloved magazine make - colour pop kitchen table

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New Reloved magazine make - colour pop kitchen table

The commission piece in the latest issue of Reloved magazine involved upcycling a vintage 1940s table with a retro look using zingy, fresh colours perfect for their Spring-time kitchen issue.  I used Fablon - a brand of vinyl in some fabulous bold colours to cover the top & cut into hexagon shapes to create the design and also Pinty Plus - an amazing water-based spray paint for the project.             

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The British Heart Foundation loves upcycling!

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The British Heart Foundation loves upcycling!

The British Heart Foundation recently pulled together some fab advice from some of my favourite upcyclers - and me! - with the help of Beautiful Homes in the North - who have shared their tips and experience help people get started with upcycling.  Charity shops are my favourite places to source pieces to transform and the BHF Furniture shops are probably the places that I buy the most pieces from. I'll frequently travel to stores around the North and Midlands to pick up pieces I've spotted.  Max McMurdo and Zoe Pocock from MucknBrass were some of the other contributors so...

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Lloyd Loom style Ottoman makeover with geometric copper heart design

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Lloyd Loom style Ottoman makeover with geometric copper heart design

Reloved Magazine - Issue 51, February 2018    The geometric heart design is now available to buy!   Check out Done up North on Zazzle.com  

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Done up North article on the Avant Homes Blog!

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Done up North article on the Avant Homes Blog!

I was recently asked to put together an article to share tips and advice with subscribers to the Avant Homes blog - Avant Life - on how to started with Upcycling and of course I was more than happy to!  Read the full post on the Avant Homes blog

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