Tag Archive | upcycling


A £1.50 natural wood printer tray, a can of black paint (in the garage) and some olde-worlde vintage paper and I now have a funky new set of shelves to keep my little diddly bits in 🙂



More drawers

My sister was well into her forties when, at a dinner party, I understand that she confessed to still having knickers bought by our mother when she was at Uni on the basis that “a girl can’t have too many drawers”!

I went to boarding school and it seems that I suffered the same fate as Big Sis and was wearing mum-supplied underwear for many a year despite claiming that I hadn’t enough drawers for my drawers.

Perhaps that explains my love for upcycling chests of drawers as a hobby as and when I can get hold of them-subconsciously thinking that I need wall-to-wall storage for my underwear! If that’s the case so be it, but I enjoy taking in orphaned and unwanted wooden drawers and transforming them into a piece of furniture that is not only functional, but looks good too.

Here is my latest project-just awaiting knobs 🙂

009 008 Drawers

A new set of drawers…

A £2.75 bargain buy from Ebay is my latest upcycling project completed yesterday.

From this…

to this.

I am now out of drawers and need to bag myself some more bargains but hubby says I’m not allowed any more drawers until I sell some!

But what he doesn’t know is that I’m off to a boot sale in the morning 🙂

One man’s rubbish……….

is another man’s treasure.

My Facebook friends will already be familiar with the second-hand IKEA chest of drawers that I have “up-cycled” this week but for everyone else, this is what can be done with a £3 bargain from a car boot sale, some funky paper and glue. All mixed with a little imagination and desire to make something nice out of a rejected piece of furniture.

Not only is my new chest of drawers decorative it is also extremely useful. I have transferred my inks, glitter glue, stamping equipment and ink pads to the 6 drawer chest so they are now kept in sumptuous luxury!

You too can upcycle items around the house that you are fed up with, or which are languishing in garages, shed or spare rooms just waiting to be re-born.

I am currently revamping a wooden fruit bowl which has seen better days and which is gradually taking on a new lease of life being covered with Decopatch papers.

Decopatch is simple, relatively cheap but most importantly good fun. So grab all those things that need a make-over, engage imagination and creative tendencies and give Decopatch a go. You won’t be disappointed.