From rags to reinvented riches


Ragged Life, makers of fabulous homeware from rags, have been on a mission to reinvent this old technique to give it a new lease of life with striking and playful designs. In an effort to spread their passion for their craft, founders Kate and Elspeth have been teaching fellow enthusiasts how to make ragged wares […]

Reloved – Issue 34


I love the change of seasons. As each one arrives we’re treated to new colours, smells and climate. With autumn just around the corner, I’m looking forward to witnessing the glorious show of jewel shades as the leaves of the trees begin to change and an excuse to get creative with interior lighting at home […]

Cool for school


It will soon be back to school for the kids, so as we at Reloved start to think about getting them organised for the year ahead, our friends at Rust-Oleum have come up with some ways you can create a work station to give them a fun, personal space to get creative… TRY THIS: 1 […]

Free festival for all


Don’t miss the family-friendly Festival of Thrift in September, with two packed days of activities The UK’s national celebration of sustainable living is back for another year, looking to be bigger and better than ever at its new venue of Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds, near Redcar on Teesside. Over the weekend of 17-18 September, The […]

On the market


If you haven’t visited yet, you’re in for a treat… It’s an online marketplace for vintage and pre-owned design furniture as well as a popular lifestyle blog where you can get loads of inspiration for your home and garden. A family business run by a mum and her two daughters, Layer started from the […]

Party time: The #UpcycledHour summer gathering


You may be aware that between 8 and 9pm every Tuesday evening, there is a Twitter-based gathering of upcyclers who chat, show off their latest pieces, and talk about all things repurposed under the hashtag #UpcycledHour. Hosted by Chris Billinghurst, the hour is proving very popular. She says, ‘#UpcycledHour is a real community of professional […]

Colour pop


Who says colour is just for interior decoration? You can now have a garden as multi-coloured as Joseph’s coat thanks to the new range of Garden Shades paint from Cuprinol. It has been specially developed to colour and protect sheds, fences and other garden wood and there’s a whopping 93 shades to choose from, with […]

Mirror, mirror


The mirrored Art Deco style is everywhere at the moment, so we were very excited to discover Rust-Oleum’s Mirror Effect spray, which can achieve that look in an instant. Available in gold or silver, the spray gives a unique coating that is applied to the reverse side of glass or acrylic to create a reflective […]

New ways with wax to try


On our shopping list this month are black and white chalk paint waxes – the latest products to emerge from the Annie Sloan studio. You’ll be amazed at what a difference they make to the finished look of your upcycle. Using the black wax after painting with bright colours is perfect for achieving a warehouse, […]

Book Review: The Beach Book: Loads to do at lakes, rivers and the seaside


The Beach Book: Loads to do at lakes, rivers and the seaside Authors: Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited Price: £9.99 Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield previously published “Loads to do with” Sticks, and Wild Weather. Now it’s the turn of lakes, rivers and the seaside. This “how-to” guide is about discovering […]