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Upcycled Desktop Chest of Drawers

We’re back in the craft room, also known as “My Upcycled Craft Room” and today I’m sharing my latest project! An upcycled desktop chest of drawers! This has been on my to do list for such a long time; and I’m so excited to share the finished job!

My Upcycled Craft Room

This also tied in nicely with the Upcycling challenge, on the weekly Beyond Craft chat over on Twitter. I’ll share more about that at the end of the post.

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On The Desk – CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Twigs

Week 3 of the # CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Twigs.

To see my first post about the #CraftRoomInspiredChallenge click here!
On the desk...

Now we’re in mid September, the leaves are starting to turn, and you’re more likely to find some sticks and twigs around… If that’s the case, why not take part in this week’s # CraftRoomInspiredChallenge!

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On The Desk – CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Socks

Week 2 of the # CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Old Comfy Socks.

To see my first post about the #CraftRoomInspiredChallenge click here!
On the desk...

It’s definitely getting more autumnal isn’t it! If you’re seeking out your colder-weather clothing, perhaps you come across a pair of old cosy socks, why not take part in this week’s # CraftRoomInspiredChallenge!

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In the Garden – Upcycling Furniture

How to Brighten Up Your Garden When You Rent (Part 4)

The final project I am sharing this month; something I had in mind for the garden for a long time. Which I really never actually thought I’d actually do; but we did it last summer! Upcycling the furniture!

In the garden

Plagued by windy and wet weather at the time; it made this project a little harder than it could have been; but getting Stu in to help, we got there eventually!

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In the Garden – Upcycled Candle Jars

How to Brighten Up Your Garden When You Rent (Part 3)

When I started on my mission to brighten up the garden last year; I knew I wanted to include handmade and upcycled elements, but this is sometimes easier said than done. This week I share some easy upcycled candle Jars!

In the garden

Because our outside space is somewhat limited; our garden is mostly grass, with some unruly hedges on one side, bordered by high fences. We have essentially a smallish square of decking, where we can actually sit. Therefore anything I do, is mostly to make this small space, more pleasant to sit in!

While I was already working on ideas; I knew I wanted to do something a little different…

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In the Garden: Bright Planting

How to Brighten Up Your Garden When You Rent (Part 1)

I’m somewhat new to the idea of gardening, so bright planting of any kind is a little scary… But considering we rent our house; there is only so much you can do to create an outdoor space that is really what you want… right?

In the garden

Wrong! Over the last couple of years I have been a mission, to make the garden a fun; welcoming space; we actually want to spend time in. So, join me this month for some fun creative ideas to add some joy to the outside of the house!

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Painted Garden Furniture * Project Garden

Painted garden furniture was something I had in mind for the garden; which I never thought I’d actually do! Something that always seemed a little too adventurous, and probably too difficult to do. But in the spirit of doing up the garden, and making it a much more fun space to hang out in; here we are!

This post contains a gifted product or products*, the content of this post is entirely my opinion.

In the garden

As I say, painting the plastic furniture, seemed a little too much of a pipe dream; until I was chatting recently with the lovely people at Pinty Plus about a collaboration!

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The Big Stitch – Summer Spots Upcycled Shorts

Over the last month I had seen the adverts for the British Heart Foundation competition The Big Stitch (#TheBigStitch) and decided I wasn’t going to join in, simply because I had done some upcycling recently, as you can read here, and I have plenty of other sewing projects sitting in a pile waiting to be done…

The Big Stitch - Info tag as seen in store at the British Heart Foundation

Though, as you can probably guess, considering I’m sharing this post, I changed my mind!

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#CraftBlogClub Upcycled Challenge 2018

The #CraftBlogClub upcycled challenge was launched at the end of March. This challenge is always good fun! Last time we had the challenge; in 2016; I was really pleased with my project; which of course I talked about in this post.

craftblogclub cbc

This time I actually upcycled several things. Some was planned, some just coincidental. So I thought I’d share them all in one post.

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