Posts Tagged ‘upcycling tutorials’

Sieve Topiary Pot

When your kitchen sieve comes to the end of its life, turn it into a frame to train plants around for a pretty feature in your garden. Get started on this project by Almie Louis. You’ll need a copy of Reloved issue 54, available to order online and download directly to your smart device. Upcycling […]

Fabric Cottages

These cute little houses by Debbie Shore can be sewn from fabric remnants and make a delightful window decoration. Want to get cracking on this project? You’ll need a copy of Reloved issue 54, available to order online and download directly to your smart device.

Take a seat

Upholstering is a time-honoured skill and has been practised by artisans long before the current upcycling trend came along. At the family-run A Little Furniture Shop in Shrewsbury, upholstery expert Mark Swain brings 30 years of experience to restoring antique and vintage sofas and chairs, tackling everything from Danish teak mid-century pieces to original G […]

Plastic fantastic

Trash becomes treasure as the star of quirky artworks using found materials ‘I love sifting through bags of unwanted goods or broken jewellery, looking for interesting items of exactly the right colour. Other people’s discards are my treasure!’ laughs artist Jane Perkins. ‘I will use any materials of the right size, shape and colour, including […]

Flea Market Style

Flea Market Style Authors: Emily Chalmers, with words by Ali Hanan Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small Price : £16.99 We can’t resist looking around a flea market, car-boot sale or charity shop in the hope of finding some hidden treasure, or a unique piece to upcycle and add style to a room. Whether it’s an […]

Sew Simple Decoupage

To celebrate 90 years at the forefront of sewing inspiration, Simplicity has launched a gorgeous collection of gifts and accessories featuring vintage pattern artwork. The wrapping paper features the classic Simplicity pattern illustrations, and would be perfect for a decoupage project – especially for a vintage sewing table! • £8.99 for a pack of two […]

Gold-patterned glassware

Here’s a simple way to create an elegant, quirky and unique set of glasses for your next party. Want to try this project by Moorea Seal? You’ll want a copy of Reloved magazine issue 54 then! Order yours online today or download a copy to your smart device with just a couple of clicks.

Monochrome Stencilled Side Table

A simple stencil pattern has transformed a plain Formica table into a stylish and useful piece of furniture, perfect for drinks, houseplants or a collection of vintage vases. Want to try out Nicolette Tabram’s project? You’ll want a copy of Reloved magazine issue 54 then! Order yours online today or download a copy to your […]

Issue 54 is out!

Retro-style furniture is featuring increasingly in interior schemes, and what better way to introduce it into your home than by upcycling a piece of original furniture that’s in need of some love. For inspiration, take a look at Cassie Fairy’s Lloyd Loom chair makeover, reupholstered with tropical-themed fabric created with iron-on transfers (page 54), or […]

A touch of glass

‘It was love at first sight,’ says Jackie Birchall of Purple Urchin, remembering her first stained-glass evening class. ‘I loved making the Tiffany-style glass using copper foil and solder, rather than lead.’ She says she enjoys the challenge of cutting the glass just right. ‘It’s the most thrilling aspect of this craft. I often hold […]