Empty paint can upcycled to a lamp 

Posted by Graham Smith, on September 4, 2023. Tags: , , ,

I always use paint that comes in metal cans, not only because metal is easily recyclable, meaning the packaging can be recycled and avoid landfill, but also because you can reuse the can to create something useful and beautiful for your own home. Cleaned out paint cans are great for storing paintbrushes or as makeshift […]

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How to turn a pair of stools into a handy bench

Posted by Graham Smith, on April 14, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , ,

cans make a bench diy

Creating a bench for your hallway or porch provides a handy space for your family and friends to sit while taking off their shoes. You can customise it with your choice of colours and can build it to a comfortable height for either adults or children.   With just a couple of tatty old kitchen stools […]

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How to make a chic suspended shelf from an old scaffold plank

Posted by Graham Smith, on June 8, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , ,

by Victoria Fitz-Gerald aka @fixing_up_58 Having completely gutted and transformed our Victorian London terrace along with my wood-working extraordinaire husband (“Mr-58”) we consider ourselves highly experienced DIY-ers. I document our progress alongside publishing step-by-step tutorials on my social media profiles, utilising various #gifted products along the way. I have a love for the old and […]

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How to create a plant stand from an empty paint can

Posted by Graham Smith, on June 8, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , ,

How to create a plant stand from an empty paint can

By Sam of Dove Cottage Blog  Looking to re-use some of your empty paint cans rather than chuck them out? Here’s a really simple DIY to transform the leftover items into budget-friendly decor for your home. Using just an old paint can, some chalk paint, wooden dowels and wood stain you can create your own […]

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How to turn old paint tester pots into plant pots  

Posted by Graham Smith, on June 8, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , ,

plant pots cool diy

By Sam, Dove Cottage Blog  Not sure what to do with empty tester pots after you’ve used them up? Instead of throwing them out, why not get creative and turn them into some pretty mini plant pots? This is such a simple DIY that anyone can have a go at – and the best part […]

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Upcycling – how to give a side table a new lease of life

Posted by Graham Smith, on June 8, 2022. Tags: , , , , , ,

how to upcycle rustoleum

By Sam of Dove Cottage Looking to update a piece of furniture, but don’t want to buy something new? Why not give your existing furniture a new lease of life through upcycling? I’ve been a huge fan of upcycling for a few years now, and it’s my favourite way to update something on a tight […]

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