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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 
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...
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...
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...
The Upcyled Hour team at Grand Designs Live

Upcycled Hour on the Vinterior Blog!

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...
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!