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Restored Brass Garden Lanterns

So now I have spent so much time making my garden a lovely haven it just needed a few finishing touches. It can be quite dark along the side of my house and I often go out in the winter to the new Shed or Log store so I decided…

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Upcycled Glass Bottle Candle Holders

In the lead up to Christmas I looked at Pinterest for some inspiration for some new candle holders. I found some simple glass bottle with foliage around the neck, so I decided to have a go at recreating these. I started to look for some glass bottles that I like…

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Christmas Baubles

I decided I wanted to change the colour theme on our Christmas tree, and add red into it! Well baubles are not cheap and you only have them out for a short amount of time. As I was off work after surgery  I had quite a bit of time on my…

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Log Store

I have wanted a log store for some time and now the shed is finished there’s no excuse to start building one. So using the brains and tools of a genius we started off with 2 big crates that were donated to me by a friend who had paving slabs…

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Pumpkin Carving

It’s Halloween and a good excuse for getting a bit messy with a spot of pumpkin carving. I wanted a really scary face, but google was a bit uninspiring. I sketched a rough design with a biro including some 3d ish teeth that I thought I’d give a try, a…

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Patchwork Stool Project Complete

Following on from making patchwork after some deliberation I decided to keep the legs on the stool a natural wood colour. Just to remind you, this is what they looked like before: As they were a bit battered and scuffed I sanded them back using my favourite mouse sander. Once…

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Customised Garden Lanterns

I was recently given some garden lanterns by a friend who had not got around to doing anything with them, these were plain brown ones originally from Ikea. I decided to make them tie in with my garden cushions. I used Acrylic paint and mixed the blue to match (ensuring…

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renovating Stool-Patchwork

This might sound weird to some, but as part of my sisters birthday present I brought her two old scruffy stools. I managed to pick them up for £3 for the pair(what big sister wouldn’t be impressed). She only wanted one but like me she loves bit craftiness and loves…

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Stenciling Garden Cushions

I’ve been looking for some garden cushions for a while, but struggled to find any that did not cost the earth and I liked. I’d finally decided that to get some I liked on my budget I would probably have to make them, although this too could be costly by…

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Restored Shabby Chic Dressing Table and Stool

I’d been looking for a shabby chic style desk to fit in the alcove of my spare room for awhile, but a dressing table, stool and mirror set cost £200-300 – a little too much for my budget. I started looking at local ads and ebay for a fixer upper…