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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.  
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...
Reloved magazine upcycle project - colour pop vinyl vintage table

Reloved magazine upcycle project - colour pop vinyl vintage 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 ...
The British Heart Foundation loves upcycling!

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 Ho...
Lloyd Loom style Ottoman makeover with geometric copper heart design

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  
Done up North article on the Avant Homes Blog!

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 ...