Issue 30 – on sale now!



SuLou Buttmmer is almost here and that means lighter evenings, al fresco dining and, more importantly, the chance to upcycle furniture out in the garden. After being invited into the beautiful home of Kate Beavis and the studio of Clare Youngs I have some serious workspace envy, so I can’t wait to get started. If, like me, you like to see quick results, take a look at our decoupage masterclass , then be inspired by the chest of drawers.

This month we’re also bringing you some great projects to turn any meal into an occasion. Use up those scraps of fabric that you can’t bring yourself to part with, then team them up with some doilies and spray paint for an edgy
table runner which you can co-ordinate with some painted cutlery and a stylish, quick-to-make vase. Why not create the coffee sack curtains featured on the cover for an industrial-style backdrop to your table?

page 22Keeping useful waste from landfill is high on our list of priorities, and reading about how the country-wide Community Wood Recycling Project is saving usable wood and creating jobs for people is truly inspiring. Take a look at the photo table and painted box frames for ways that you too can repurpose salvaged timber.

Whatever projects you complete this month, do remember to share them with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – we’d love to see where your creativity takes you.

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Lou Butt, Editor

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