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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 
Watch me reveal my most intricate design!

Watch me reveal my most intricate design!

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. 
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...
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...
Our Black Star vintage table is off to a new home after a giveaway on Instagram!

Our Black Star vintage table is off to a new home after a giveaway on Instagram!

Our Black Star design upcycled vintage side table is off to a new home after our first giveaway on Instagram!
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 ...
Vintage bureau pops up in Real Homes kitchen makeover!

Vintage bureau pops up in Real Homes kitchen makeover!

A piece I did last year has finally popped up in print in Real Homes in the fantastic kitchen / dining room  makeover feature of Carrie and Ben Rus...
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