Beetle Comes Back To Life


Upcycling guru Max McMurdo has transformed a £700 derelict classic VW Beetle into more than £5,000 worth of beautiful furniture that was sold on Gumtree. Gumtree, the UK’s largest classifieds site, recently announced that it has seen a huge surge in people buying and selling upcycled items. So in an effort to motivate and grow […]

Book Review: Vintage Caravan Style

Vintage Caravan Style

Vintage Caravan Style Author: Lisa Mora Publisher: David & Charles Price: £15.99 A far cry from the fondly remembered but style-free caravan holidays of many people’s childhoods, we’d be happy to go glamping in the gorgeous vintage trailers featured in Lisa Mora’s book. Including a potted history of caravanning, this is a reminder of our […]

All tied up!


So you’ve upcycled a table and chairs to sit pretty in your garden this summer, but make sure that your table accessories don’t let you down. You can make them look just as fabulous with the help of some ribbon. Use it to embellish your chair cushions or tie it around simple glass candle holders […]

Cocktail O’Clock

Cocktail O'Clock

With Reloved’s thoughts on balmy summer evenings and al fresco cocktails, these charming drinks stirrers made from vintage spoons have caught our eye. The silver-plated spoons have been flattened and then hand-stamped to create a fabulous and unique table accessory – perfect for a garden party. They are available to buy from at £15.95 […]

Touch of class

Touch of Class Print

Add that extra something to your painted furniture with these stunning designs from Touch the Wood. These beautiful vintage images can be added to your projects in a variety of ways: water decals, stencils, screen-printing and soon vinyl decals will be available. Touch the Wood owners Kris and Kat started as furniture upcyclers and tell […]

Hester’s Handmade Home


Interview by Lindsey Harrad Photography by Hester van Overbeek and James Gardiner Be inspired by innovative thrifty makes and upcycled Scandi chic in blogger and author Hester van Overbeek’s Victorian terrace. Craft and interiors blogger Hester van Overbeek has a drill and she’s not afraid to use it. She loves putting together Ikea flatpack furniture […]

Focus on: Petit Miracles

Petit Miracles

Lindsey Harrad discovers how Elisicia Moore is restoring pride and furniture in West London through the Petit Miracles project. I sold the wedding gift given to me by my husband for £500 to help fund this project!’ laughs Elisicia Moore, founder of the Petit Miracles furniture restoration project in Shepherd’s Bush, which trains people who […]

Book Review: Hand Printing Studio

Hand Printing Studio

Hand Printing Studio: A Visual Guide to Printing on Almost Anything Author: Betty Olmsted Publisher: Stash Books Price: £17.99 Whether you want to update a table top, coordinate your dish towels, or even give new life to a boring rug, this comprehensive guide to three simple yet effective methods of printing will take you through […]

Star Book: Botanical Style

Botanical Style spread

Botanical Style Author: Selena Lake Publisher: David & Charles Price: £19.99 In this, Selena Lake’s seventh book, she takes the reader on a tour of some truly inspirational locations adorned with a variety of botanical accents. Venues for the elegant photo shoots include florist shops, gardens and some beautiful, unique homes. Separated into six distinct […]

A date for your diary


Tickets are now on sale for Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair, which sees three days of celebrating all things crafty at Hampton Court Palace from 16-18 September. The event, which is now in its third year, offers shopping, hands-on making and tons of inspiration, and 2016 is set to be bigger and better than ever. […]