Latest posts

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!

New Reloved magazine make - colour pop kitchen table

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 ...

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 ...

How to create a bold Geometric design sideboard - as featured in Reloved Magazine

How to create a bold Geometric design sideboard - as featured in Reloved Magazine
                                                                                                 As featured in    Bring some pared back styling t...