Upcycling Furniture and Accessories

  1. How to Create a Unique Marble Effect Serving Tray

    How to Create a Unique Marble Effect Serving Tray

    Our Craig & Rose Artisan Marble Effect paint gives you an elegant black or white marble look. This eye catching effect can easily be applied to give new life to items throughout the home.

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  2. Design Insider: Upcycling with Happy Retro Furniture

    Design Insider: Upcycling with Happy Retro Furniture

    Happy Retro Furniture is an upcycling specialist who focuses on giving mid-century and vintage furniture a unique, contemporary and colourful new look. We spoke to Jen Felton about her handpainted designs to find out where her inspiration comes from and how she gets those lines so perfectly smooth.

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  3. Chiswick Showroom Event: Painting with Professionals Workshop, 23rd February 2019

    Chiswick Showroom Event: Painting with Professionals Workshop, 23rd February 2019

    The host of our first Painting with Professionals workshop is Sarah-Jane Jacovou of Nua Nu. Sarah-Jane is an Upcycled Hour member, a qualified art teacher and a successful professional upcycler and workshop host.

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  4. Upcycling special: Oh so kel

    Upcycling special with Oh So Kel: Bar cart glamour

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  5. Who says colour is just for walls?

    Who says colour is just for walls?

    Who says colour is just for walls? Upcycling is an easy way to breathe new life into a preloved piece of furniture and express your unique style. Just take Chalky Emulsion & Furniture Wax and add your imagination.

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  6. Using a wax

    When do I need to use a protective topcoat like varnish or wax?

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  7. Paint Effects for Easter decorating

    Upcycle ideas for Easter

    The Easter holidays are the perfect time for crafting and upcycling projects. 

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  8. 1829 furniture and effect wax for upcycling

    UPCYCLE WITH 1829 FURNITURE & EFFECT WAX

    Enjoy upcycling? Furniture & Effect Wax is perfect for use over Chalky Emulsion to protect and enhance your upcycled furniture.

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  9. Adding creativity to Christmas decorating

    Adding creativity to Christmas decorating

    Would you like to make your own unique Christmas decorations to match your décor? Or do you have some old decorations that you’ve used year upon year and would like to update? Our Artisan range of decorative effects is perfect for adding your own touch to Christmas decorations.

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  10. upcycling furniture

    WHAT DO I USE TO PAINT FURNITURE? AN UPCYCLING SPECIAL

    One of the biggest interior trends of the last few years is upcycling. Find out in our latest blog post which paints to use for transforming furniture and upcycling.

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  11. decorating for christmas

    DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS

    We all like to make our surroundings as inviting as possible over the festive period. Our effects from the Artisan range are perfect for creating decorations as well as feature areas

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  12. metallic paints

    WHERE CAN I USE METALLIC PAINTS?

    Metallic paints are a fantastic way to add a touch of glamour to your home – from transforming a dressing table to creating a gold wall, you can use metallic paint to create the effect. Read our blog post to find out about the effects you can create, and which product is best for the surface you want to paint.

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  13. ombre paint effect

    DECORATING TREND ALERT: USING OMBRE AND GRADUATING COLOUR

    Ombre is an emerging trend in both interior design and fashion, but what is it and how can you use it in your home?

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  14. adding finishing touches

    ADDING THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO A ROOM

    Have you ever wondered what the secret is to making a room look as professional as a showroom or as considered as an in-store display? The secret is in the finishing touches – those small details that make a room.

    So what are these finishing touches and how can you use them to your advantage?

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  15. chalkboard

    5 WAYS TO DECORATE WITH CHALKBOARD PAINT

    You can create a functional and fun chalkwall surface in virtually any room in the home or office by simply applying chalkboard paint in the same way as you would an emulsion on your walls. Chalkboard paint originally became popular for use in kids rooms, to create an area to stimulate play and also to aid learning, however there are so many more ways it can be used within the home!

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