Reloved magazine issue 45 is out now!

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I can never pass a skip without peeking inside to see what treasures might be lurking, and right now there seems to be a lot of building work taking place along my street. In just one week I ‘liberated’ two fully glazed hardwood doors, one plain hardwood door, some guttering and a pallet – much to my ever-suffering husband’s chagrin. Inspired by the shed feature on page 22, I’m on the lookout for a lot more pallets (32 to be precise) to build my dream summerhouse-cum-workshop. However, in the meantime I might just dismantle my solitary pallet and have a go at making the plant shelf on page 67 to display my succulent collection, which is increasing with each trip to a car-boot sale!
If you’re looking to spruce up your garden, we’ve given you more reason to go outside this month with projects that include a pretty potting table, a clever tyre footstool and a simple mosaic pot. Alternatively, if you’re thinking of reducing your reclaimed fabric stash, have a go at sewing our cute birds (page 54), knotting a macramé dreamcatcher or covering an IKEA stool.
I’m also keen to practise Annie Sloan’s malachite paint effect on page 20 – it looks so simple but impressive. Until I decide which piece of furniture I’ll use to try out the technique, you’ll find me whiling away the afternoon in the hammock, planning how my summerhouse will look…

Lou Butt, Editor

Purchase your copy of Reloved magazine issue 45 online, or download our digital edition directly to your device right now!

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