Join the upcycle revolution

29th August 2017

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It’s no secret that upcycling is in; a way to save money, reduce waste and be creative, it’s a cheap, chic and easy way to breathe new life into old products.  Moving away from the throw-away society that up until a few years ago we had found ourselves in.  There is now a call for a new take on the traditional mend and make do attitude by finding new uses for old furniture and accessories. Transforming items found around the home, car boot sales, and thrift stores along with items found loitering in family and friends garages.

Join the upcycling revolution

Designed and developed with the consumer in mind, the Harris Upcycle Kit is the first of its kind and includes the essential tools needed to upcycle just about anything; be it a chair, photo frame, chest of drawers or jewellery box.

The six piece kit can be used on wood, metal, plastic, and ceramics and includes flat and round brushes for all areas. There is a long handled brush for greater reach and short handled brushes for restricted areas. The coarse and fine grit sanding blocks are flexible and reusable, making them perfect for prepping and distressing any item. In addition to this, there is also a dust sheet and a free ‘How To…’ guide in every kit.

Harris Upcycle Kit // Contains

  • 25mm round brush
  • 1″/25mm flat brush
  • 2″/50mm flat brush
  • 2.7m x 3.6m polyester dust sheet
  • 1 x fine sanding Block
  • 1 x coarse sanding Block

Philippa Pawson, Marketing Director at Orkla House Care UK comments:

“Currently there are no ‘grab and go’ kits that lend themselves to upcycling, so we wanted to provide a specialist kit that includes all of the essentials at an affordable price. Upcycling doesn’t need to be difficult and with this handpicked selection of tools and brushes, it’s an inexpensive and easy way to breathe new life into old products. We are certain that this will prove to be a great add on for our retailers, enabling them to tap into this growing trend.”

Giveaway

To help you with you with your next upcycling project, A Few Favourite Things has a Harris Upcycle Kit (worth £14.99) to giveaway.

To enter simply leave a comment telling me what your next upcycling project will be, then complete the Gleam widget below:

Harris Upcycling Kit

Collaborative Article

  • Karen 29th August 2017 at 9:40 PM

    I’m fascinated by upcycling and the results. This looks so good. I’m always a bit worried I won’t make a good job but it does make it look easy!

    • Lee 15th September 2017 at 9:10 AM

      They look great. We have a chest of drawers to up cycle

  • L dove 29th August 2017 at 9:42 PM

    Oh wow that looks fab! I’ve never upcycled before, I’m not very artistic, but I would love to give it a try!

  • Christine Dodd 30th August 2017 at 10:11 AM

    I’m moving house – our current house has fitted wardrobes, so I’m looking for old wardrobes to upcycle

  • Christine Dodd 30th August 2017 at 10:11 AM

    I’m moving house – our current house has fitted wardrobes, so I’m looking for old wardrobes to upcycle

  • Kirsty Greer 30th August 2017 at 10:14 AM

    We have a vintage telephone seat that needs stripping and painting and a cushion adding x

  • ElizM 30th August 2017 at 10:28 AM

    I have some old battered chairs I need to restore

  • laura stewart 30th August 2017 at 10:48 AM

    i want to uprycle my chest of draws x

  • claire woods 30th August 2017 at 10:54 AM

    restoring a chest of drawers.

  • Elizabeth 30th August 2017 at 10:54 AM

    I absolutely LOVE upcycling! I wish I had more time to be creative with it though; it’s been awhile since I worked on a project.

  • Graham Ross 30th August 2017 at 10:55 AM

    An old chest of drawers to upcycle

  • iain maciver 30th August 2017 at 11:08 AM

    plenty items that could do with a revamp this would help alot

  • Tony Metcalfe 30th August 2017 at 11:27 AM

    We have an old chest of drawers and some old chairs that could be revitalized with careful upcycling.

  • Hazel Rea 30th August 2017 at 11:38 AM

    We have a chair which is in real need of upcycling!

  • Chantel 30th August 2017 at 1:10 PM

    I will be up cycling a lot of furniture when I buy a house in the next few months. Its looks fab.

  • Ashleigh Allan 30th August 2017 at 1:11 PM

    My daughter’s desk

  • Gemma boyle 30th August 2017 at 1:56 PM

    My bed!

  • Newcastle Family Life 30th August 2017 at 2:57 PM

    I have never upcycled anything before, I think I need to try and up cycle my dining room table though as the kids have ruined it x

  • Dee Dmonte 30th August 2017 at 2:58 PM

    I have an ugly duckling pine dresser that is just waiting to be transformed 🙂

  • Katie 30th August 2017 at 3:47 PM

    This is a GREAT idea. I have a bookshelf that I really want to upcycle but keep putting off. It just doesn’t fit with any of our other decor, but it’s a great shape. I know I just need to sand and paint it. One day it will happen!

  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud And Belly Laughs 30th August 2017 at 4:02 PM

    What a fab idea. I love a good upcycling project. I have recently finished a couple of projects and am so pleased with the results 🙂

  • LAURA WHEATLEY 30th August 2017 at 4:35 PM

    I have some drawers in my bedroom that don’t go with any of the decor so hoping to give them a bit of a spruce

  • Lyndsey 30th August 2017 at 5:39 PM

    i have never tried it but this has inspired me to do it

  • frances hopkins 30th August 2017 at 5:52 PM

    My mums dresser

  • Emma smiley 30th August 2017 at 8:50 PM

    I’m gonna start redecorating the kitchen and I’ve a great solid oak table and chairs but it’s had some abuse so I’ll hoping it sand it and paint it to match the new kitchen.

  • fiona waterworth 30th August 2017 at 9:38 PM

    I have a lovely world war 2 utility table, that I am going to sand back and distress, then re wax

  • Margaret gallagher 30th August 2017 at 10:30 PM

    Some old CHEST of drawers for my neice

  • Solange 31st August 2017 at 12:30 AM

    I want to upcycle my chest of draws.

  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... 31st August 2017 at 9:33 AM

    I’d love to do more upcycling but I am not really creative or practical, I’ll leave this for my partner to attempt!

  • Tim Graham 31st August 2017 at 9:36 AM

    I want to give making my own home bar a go 🙂

  • Clare Hubbard 31st August 2017 at 10:07 AM

    Our old kitchen chairs

  • sallie 31st August 2017 at 10:45 AM

    useful,have lots of upcycling to do

  • lisa dolatowski 31st August 2017 at 11:02 AM

    My dressing table

  • Ritchie 31st August 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Upcycling some driftwood into a sign with the house number on.

  • Sheena Batey 31st August 2017 at 1:38 PM

    I have a nursing chair that needs recovering and painting.

  • Kristyn Harris 31st August 2017 at 1:49 PM

    My next project is to upcycle an old wardrobe

  • aj 31st August 2017 at 4:34 PM

    I am upcycling wooden step ladders into some shelfs.

  • Tania Atfield 31st August 2017 at 5:11 PM

    I will be painting my dresser soon

  • Lindsey Smith 31st August 2017 at 6:38 PM

    My daughters wardrobe – It is really good quality but she put loads of stickers on it and it has nail varnish on it too

  • Laura Nice 31st August 2017 at 6:45 PM

    A changing table i brought for when my baby arrives!

  • Kim M 31st August 2017 at 6:54 PM

    I’ve a little bedside table I’d like white x

  • Teresa sheldon 31st August 2017 at 7:30 PM

    My two bedside cabinets are in desperate need of some upcycling tlc, so that’s my next project

  • Rebecca Brown 31st August 2017 at 8:05 PM

    I’m planning to upcycle my worn out old bookcases

  • Christine Kelly 31st August 2017 at 8:24 PM

    I’ve got an old wooden chest of drawers which I’m hoping to upcycle soon 🙂

  • john prendergast 31st August 2017 at 8:28 PM

    have a old table i would like to upcycle

  • Laura Pritchard 31st August 2017 at 9:26 PM

    We have a small chest of drawers I bought in a charity shop which could do with a makeover!

  • Judith Allen 31st August 2017 at 9:40 PM

    An old pine dressing table that’s been stored in a garage needs a bit of attention.

  • Sharon Lou Johnson 1st September 2017 at 3:36 AM

    i would like to restore a ottoman i have x

  • Anneka 1st September 2017 at 7:17 AM

    I want to create a unique dressing table that makes everyone go wow! I’m fairly new to all this but this kit would be a sure fire way of getting started ??

  • BloggerMummyLauren 1st September 2017 at 8:52 AM

    We’ve done some upcycling and it’s a great way to get a new piece of furniture without spending too much money. I think this looks like a great little kit!

  • Mary H 1st September 2017 at 9:52 AM

    I’m a lover of wood AND painting wood to upcycle what would otherwise be a sorry piece. My bedside table falls into the latter category so that’s my next project. This would be a huge help!

  • Louisa 1st September 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Re-painting built in wardrobe doors x

  • Ruth Harwood 1st September 2017 at 2:28 PM

    My bookcases

  • Sidrah Ahmed 1st September 2017 at 5:33 PM

    A bedside table

  • Jamie Edwards 1st September 2017 at 9:48 PM

    My mum’s moving soon and I’ve bought an old tv unit for her and I’m hoping to turn it into a beautiful rustic thingybob!

  • Marie Evans 1st September 2017 at 11:16 PM

    A coffee table sanding it down & varnishing.

  • melanie stirling 2nd September 2017 at 1:50 AM

    I have 2 foot stools for upcycling.

  • Emma 2nd September 2017 at 9:14 AM

    I have an old table that I would love to rescue!

  • Simon C 2nd September 2017 at 4:27 PM

    I’ve never done an upcycling project, but interested in giving it a try. If I win this, it’ll definitely give me the kick start I need.

  • pete c 2nd September 2017 at 8:19 PM

    updating an old but solid chest of drawers

  • lorraine kirk 2nd September 2017 at 8:25 PM

    I am painting an old wooden serving trolley for our dining room.

  • Sue Nicholl 2nd September 2017 at 8:47 PM

    Im working on a large heart shaped willow picture holder, it was in a charity shop, bit dusty and in need of a new hanger but its coming along nicely.

  • claire griffiths 2nd September 2017 at 9:07 PM

    my dining table and chairs

  • Tasha 3rd September 2017 at 9:04 AM

    My daughters wardrobe

  • lynn neal 3rd September 2017 at 3:21 PM

    An old footstool that we inherited!

  • STEPHEN DAVIES 3rd September 2017 at 4:38 PM

    a set of pine drawers

  • Katie Sharman 3rd September 2017 at 7:46 PM

    My ‘mr & Mrs’ wooden letters

  • Marie P 3rd September 2017 at 10:12 PM

    I bought a cute table at the tip, so that’s the next project

  • maria blythin 4th September 2017 at 5:57 PM

    my bathroom cupboards are old and shabby looking so they will be my next project x

  • Jayne Townson 4th September 2017 at 8:30 PM

    My kitchen table needs sorting out. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

  • Robyn Clarke 4th September 2017 at 10:27 PM

    I really want to upcycle our dining table, it has a few scratches and could do with a bit of love.

  • Natalie Turner 5th September 2017 at 9:55 AM

    I want to paint my kitchen cupboards 🙂

  • Gill Barwood 6th September 2017 at 12:52 PM

    a Lloyd loom laundry basket with an upholstered top which I found in the street

  • Abby D 6th September 2017 at 7:46 PM

    I have a toy crib from when I was little that I’d like to do up for my girls to play with.

  • Ollie Randolph 6th September 2017 at 9:43 PM

    I’ve got some tired looking sets of drawers that need sprucing up.

  • Lesley Smith 6th September 2017 at 10:32 PM

    I could use these

  • Emma Wright 6th September 2017 at 10:46 PM

    I’ve just started upcycling a table & I need to do the chairs to match

  • Caroline Hemple 6th September 2017 at 11:51 PM

    My favourite little side table is getting a makeover soon. With winter coming I’ll be curled up on the sofa more and it’s perfect for drinks and snacks!

  • Louise A 6th September 2017 at 11:52 PM

    I’ve an old kitchen chair (at least 50 years old) which I want to upcycle

  • Helen W 7th September 2017 at 2:49 AM

    We’ve got some old Ikea tables I’d like to paint.

  • Rachel Craig 7th September 2017 at 3:23 AM

    Chest of drawers.

  • Kelly White 7th September 2017 at 5:11 AM

    I have a sideboard and matching bookcase/cupboard that desperately need upcycling!

  • Ren Taylor 7th September 2017 at 6:35 AM

    my coffee table is in its last legs literally so I’m replacing the legs and the de-coupaging the whole thing xx

  • Kat B 7th September 2017 at 7:48 AM

    I’ve got some old wood planks i need to make into some nice shelves for my study

  • Kelly Glen 7th September 2017 at 7:55 AM

    I want to upcycle an old chest of drawers

  • stuart hargreaves 7th September 2017 at 7:58 AM

    IT S ACHEST OF DRAWERS LOOKING FOR INSPIATION

  • Zoe C 7th September 2017 at 7:59 AM

    An old pine mirror

  • Sharon Worsley 7th September 2017 at 8:18 AM

    My whole house is in need of upgrading but we are going to start with the lounge!

  • Debbie W 7th September 2017 at 10:39 AM

    I’m thinking of doing something to the coffee table as it is starting to look tatty.

  • terri kelly 7th September 2017 at 10:57 AM

    i’ll be upcycling me bedside tables and a nest of tables for the lounge

  • Fiona Martin 7th September 2017 at 11:48 AM

    I’m looking to upcycle an old chair that I have, get rid of the varnish, paint and reupholster.

  • Fiona 7th September 2017 at 12:43 PM

    A desk for my daughter

  • Phil Darling 7th September 2017 at 1:22 PM

    an old pine chest of drawers for my sons star wars themed room

  • tim poole 7th September 2017 at 1:25 PM

    turning a pallet that came with our patio slabs into an occasional patio table

  • Karenhutchinson 7th September 2017 at 1:32 PM

    Probably my old knotty pine bookcase , woiled love an old bureau though

  • Sarah Rees 7th September 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Ours will be our bedside tables, they need to look a bit more lively

  • Hannah Wright 7th September 2017 at 4:56 PM

    I have just finished our huge kitchen dresser and now moving onto a side table for our front room

  • Yolanda Davis 7th September 2017 at 6:28 PM

    ive just moved and have very little furniture, so, i think now is a good time to try some up cycling. im going to look around some second hand shops at the weekend for inspiration

  • Rebecca 7th September 2017 at 7:00 PM

    My vintage sewing table needs a good makeover!

  • Alexandra oliver 7th September 2017 at 7:39 PM

    a gentlemans dressing table

  • lyn burgess 7th September 2017 at 7:50 PM

    A chest of drawers for my little girl’s bedroom

  • Lisa Wilkinson 7th September 2017 at 7:51 PM

    I want a new sideboard on my landing that I can store bathroom items in

  • Bell Smyth 7th September 2017 at 8:13 PM

    I have just finished doing up a set of draws for my daughter and now im gearing up to the same to mine

  • Edward Guerreiro 7th September 2017 at 8:22 PM

    My next project is going to be a toy crib my brothers mother-in-law had as a child. Apparently she found it in the loft, and wants me to make it nice again for my niece.

  • Helen Swales 7th September 2017 at 8:58 PM

    I have an ugly chest of drawers that are now an orange pine 🙁
    Luckily they are in my hallway so I don’t have to see them all the time, they are well overdue a makeover. The only thing that is stopping me do it is the know how, I have googled it a few times and a friend has given me some advice, and the fact that there’s about 16 draws in the chest so it’ll be very fiddly.

  • Jo Carroll 7th September 2017 at 9:00 PM

    We just managed to pick up a couple of solid wooden doors from a nearby office clearance that we are hopefully going to upcycle into a desk.

  • julie laing 7th September 2017 at 11:03 PM

    my computer desk

  • Dean T 8th September 2017 at 1:01 AM

    A wooden jewellery box that needs some attention

  • Dawn Andrews 8th September 2017 at 1:23 AM

    A wooden step from Ikea,

  • Sally Collingwood 8th September 2017 at 7:05 AM

    I have a lovely old chair I am going to work on.

  • Angela Muir 8th September 2017 at 8:11 AM

    An old dresser

  • ADEINNE TONNER 8th September 2017 at 3:52 PM

    It will be an old bedside cabinet

  • Naila 8th September 2017 at 5:51 PM

    That looks great, thinking of upcycling my desk 🙂

  • clair downham 8th September 2017 at 6:07 PM

    an old chest of drawers

  • Allan Wilson 8th September 2017 at 8:57 PM

    Just got a hold of 2 vintage Ottomen that are crying out to be upcycled

  • SHIRLEY EVANS 8th September 2017 at 9:39 PM

    I will be doing a garden mirror

  • amanda walsh 8th September 2017 at 10:09 PM

    This is a fab kit, we’re up cycling our bedroom furniture and the bedside cabinets are next

  • ABIGAIL HAMILTON 8th September 2017 at 10:11 PM

    Not perhaps upcycling but i want to sand down, protect & seal a childs size picnic table & benches & a birdhouse my son made at school several years ago.

  • Arabella Bazley 8th September 2017 at 10:37 PM

    I’ve got some old cheap wooden shelving that we use in the kitchen and I am thinking about painting it and hanging little curtains or tacking chicken wire over it to make it look shabby chic!

  • ksenia zywczuk 8th September 2017 at 11:21 PM

    Have a few mirrors to upcycle and hang. Easy, but I’m new to handicrafts!

  • Danielle Spencer 9th September 2017 at 2:38 PM

    I’ve got a small table in my garage waiting to be sanded down and painted.

  • Keith Glover 9th September 2017 at 4:29 PM

    Mmm nice

  • Keith Hunt 9th September 2017 at 9:19 PM

    turning some old pallets into gardening tables

  • Katrina Adams 10th September 2017 at 8:48 AM

    My chest of drawers needs a serious revamp so I think I will make that my next project.

  • leanne weir 10th September 2017 at 10:06 AM

    A toy box in to a garden planter

  • Rachael Sexey 10th September 2017 at 3:10 PM

    My dressing table ?

  • jo liddement 10th September 2017 at 3:29 PM

    I have a very plain and worn pine dressing table mirror from the 70’s that i want to upcycle into something bright and quirky.

  • Sue Leake 10th September 2017 at 3:48 PM

    I built a wooden fitted bookcase in my lounge about 19 years ago and it needs a refresh.

  • Susan Hoggett 10th September 2017 at 5:48 PM

    an old dining set from my mums

  • William Gould 10th September 2017 at 6:01 PM

    We’ve managed to rescue a couple of old wooden pallets that we are going to try to turn into a garden seat!

  • Emma Wolski 10th September 2017 at 10:25 PM

    first timer but would love to try!

  • hannah igoe 11th September 2017 at 4:50 PM

    I have two bedside tables that need a makeover!

  • Christine Sunter 11th September 2017 at 6:07 PM

    A tallboy which belonged to my mother. And a footstool which needs recovering!

  • Victoria Prince 11th September 2017 at 6:45 PM

    I have a lovely old bureau that I am hoping to upcycle next 🙂

  • Joanna Ford 11th September 2017 at 8:33 PM

    My dresser

  • Mike Cambridge 12th September 2017 at 11:32 AM

    An old chest of drawers which I’m hoping to use in my daughters nursery.

  • Danica Clarke 12th September 2017 at 12:06 PM

    I’ll be painting an old pine bed frame to give it a new lease of life! 🙂

  • Emma Smith 12th September 2017 at 12:24 PM

    A nest of tables that used to be my mum’s

  • caroline kelly 12th September 2017 at 12:51 PM

    Making a mud kitchen from an old desk

  • michelle speight 12th September 2017 at 1:39 PM

    a slim wooden glass cabinet i have

  • Chrissy Harris 12th September 2017 at 2:35 PM

    An old table I’ve been meaning to get around to!

  • Mirjana 12th September 2017 at 2:54 PM

    I am planning to restore chest of drawers & old chairs 🙂

  • MANDY DOHERTY 12th September 2017 at 5:07 PM

    A chest of drawers

  • sarah rees 12th September 2017 at 5:36 PM

    I’ve a lloyd loom ottoman and a plate rack to up-cycle so these would be great

  • Lynda Graham 12th September 2017 at 5:39 PM

    My bathroom cabinet.

  • Carole Nott 12th September 2017 at 11:31 PM

    bedside tables

  • Susan B 13th September 2017 at 9:20 AM

    I found an interesting old shelf in the garage that I had forgotten about. I think I will try to strip and wax it.

  • Jodie W 13th September 2017 at 11:46 AM

    My next upcycling project will be our dining table – it’s been used as a craft table quite a lot, so needs a good sanding down and then i’d like to paint the legs a grey colour to go in our new grey kitchen diner

  • Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) 13th September 2017 at 8:02 PM

    A wooden chest in our bedroom

  • Katherine Shann 13th September 2017 at 9:30 PM

    Free pallets from the local shop into vertical garden frames.

  • Dawn Wilkinson 13th September 2017 at 9:43 PM

    My dressing table that was second hand to me twenty years ago.

  • Natalie Crossan 13th September 2017 at 11:42 PM

    my dining table xx

  • Alison Johnson 14th September 2017 at 12:42 AM

    An old solid pine chest of draws that has seen better days, but could look great again.

  • Emily Hutchinson 14th September 2017 at 11:51 AM

    I’ve got a lovely old chair i need to repaint

  • elaine stokes 14th September 2017 at 12:58 PM

    got a kitchen table that will be my next upcycling project… its a plain pine one

  • Marie Rule 14th September 2017 at 6:45 PM

    I have some kids wooden chairs in the garage which I would like to up-cycle.

  • Melissa Lee 14th September 2017 at 9:04 PM

    I have a very large and old chest of drawers that desperately needs upcycling

  • sheri darby 14th September 2017 at 9:37 PM

    A battered old chest of drawers

  • Suzie W 14th September 2017 at 10:54 PM

    I want to turn a crate into a coffee table

  • Helen Padden 14th September 2017 at 11:18 PM

    A Morris Minor 🙂

  • Erica Price 15th September 2017 at 6:47 AM

    I have a desk to upcycle for my son’s room.

  • astrid c 15th September 2017 at 7:57 AM

    love to upcycle!! despise waste x

  • MARK HOPKINS 15th September 2017 at 8:22 AM

    I have a new kitchen project upcoming. These would come in handy.

  • donna l jones 15th September 2017 at 11:00 AM

    l want to upclycle my chest of drawers

  • greig spencer 15th September 2017 at 11:24 AM

    an old bench that needs doing up

  • Stevie 15th September 2017 at 12:59 PM

    We have a stool that belonged to my grandparents years ago. I’d like to tackle that.

  • Kirsty Hosty 15th September 2017 at 4:42 PM

    my whole house! just purchased a new house that is very dated so will upcycling anything we can get our hands on

  • Rachell Lynch 15th September 2017 at 4:46 PM

    an old round table i rescued from a skip!

  • Angela Kelly 15th September 2017 at 5:29 PM

    I have an old desk that needs jazzing up.

  • Laura 15th September 2017 at 7:01 PM

    I have never upcycled anything before. I would like to try and upcycle a coffee table as I have seen some lovely projects online.

  • Anthea Holloway 15th September 2017 at 7:48 PM

    The kitchen cabinets are getting old and tatty!

  • Sarah Wilson 15th September 2017 at 8:51 PM

    I’ve bought a pine chest of drawers and two bedside tables for our bedroom, so they will be next!

  • MichelleD 15th September 2017 at 9:45 PM

    A set of corner shelves in my living room!

  • Donna Caldwell 15th September 2017 at 10:27 PM

    We are upcycling a dinner table that we found in a charity shop

  • Meryl Thomas 16th September 2017 at 4:34 AM

    i need to refer the kitchen furniture as we can’t afford new ones; so it will all have to be sanded back to be repainted

  • AnnaS 16th September 2017 at 7:40 AM

    Wordrobes.Good quality,but out of the date.some sanding and colour changing can save them.

  • Fiona 16th September 2017 at 8:04 AM

    I have an old desk that i’ d like to upcycle and start using it as a dressing table!

  • carol boffey 16th September 2017 at 9:19 AM

    chest of drawers

  • Kelly Hirst 16th September 2017 at 9:24 AM

    I’d love to upcycle my bathroom cabinet which has seen better days

  • Natasha hoey 16th September 2017 at 10:00 AM

    The table and chairs in my dining room, theyve seen better days.

  • Jean Cassell 16th September 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Our kitchen chairs have been waiting for a makeover for a while.

  • Elouise Barratt 16th September 2017 at 11:16 AM

    I love upcycling things, it’s very therapeutic and lovely to see the end result.

  • KATHY D 16th September 2017 at 11:36 AM

    Found a small coffee table in a charity shop with a magazine section underneath – only £5.
    cannot wait to get started – thinking of decoupaging the top and still thinking about the rest.

  • jamie Millard 16th September 2017 at 12:07 PM

    Got an old chair that needs a new lease of life.

  • Maureen M 16th September 2017 at 12:07 PM

    Repainting a mirror frame.

  • angela sandhu 16th September 2017 at 1:52 PM

    I have a desk which is really boring but made of solid wood so i would like to do something with that

  • Gillian Hutchison 16th September 2017 at 2:21 PM

    I have an old rocking chair that I have partly stripped that I plan on upcycling next

  • Angela Carey 16th September 2017 at 2:50 PM

    I have a small pine chest of drawers waiting for a makeover.
    Feel some Annie Sloane and a toach of decoupage coming on.

  • Jo McPherson 16th September 2017 at 3:30 PM

    A table that I’d like to try upcycling

  • katie w 16th September 2017 at 3:32 PM

    an old chest of drawers

  • Catherine Barton 16th September 2017 at 4:56 PM

    An old wooden desk we had in the garage as a work table…….

  • amanda greensmith 16th September 2017 at 5:16 PM

    i’ve got an old shoe cupboard that i’m doing at the moment

  • Kirsteen Mackay 16th September 2017 at 6:08 PM

    I have an old chair I would like to upcycle

  • Adrian Bold 16th September 2017 at 6:52 PM

    I have some old chairs that could use some love and attention.

  • Victoria Stockley 16th September 2017 at 7:05 PM

    I want to upcycle my cgest of draws

  • Gem Gautier 16th September 2017 at 7:06 PM

    We have an old gentleman’s chair that needs a bit more than just TLC so hoping to upcycle that at some point!

  • Dawn Samples 16th September 2017 at 7:34 PM

    We have just moved house so I would love to up cycle some drawers for the bedrooms x

  • BECCI CLEARY 16th September 2017 at 7:51 PM

    My living room furniture – I have a wooden table and chairs, tv stand, bookcase and end table and the kids have put dirty handprints, spilled drinks and all sorts of sticky mess over them – its that type of wood that soaks it all in :/ I have wanted to paint it all a nice grey colour for so long – ive got 2 weeks off work, this might spur me on a bit 🙂

  • katrina downie 16th September 2017 at 8:17 PM

    I have an old style kids desk i want to make all pretty and bring into this century

  • lauren porter 16th September 2017 at 8:44 PM

    My daughters wardrobe 🙂

  • Fiona jk42 16th September 2017 at 8:49 PM

    My next upcycling project will be a little wooden “pie crust” circular table with 3 legs. Currently it has rather scruffy old brown varnish and the top has a green faux leather insert that is very scuffed. I’ve seen a photo of a similar piece upcycled by painting the woodwork pale grey, with a decoupage top using a patterned paper napkin to cover the leatherette. I just need to choose some paper that has a design I like.

  • Deborah Bird 16th September 2017 at 9:13 PM

    I have a really nice chest of solid pine drawers which I want to upcycle for my bedroom 🙂

  • Caroline Bourne 16th September 2017 at 9:15 PM

    A pink armchair that I got from ebay which has seen better days. I plan to paint the legs and reupholster it

  • Sharon Burroughs 16th September 2017 at 9:39 PM

    I’m going to upcycle my kids chest of draws

  • Theresa Thomas 16th September 2017 at 9:51 PM

    I would like to fine a table and chairs to upcycle

  • Jessica Hutton 16th September 2017 at 10:33 PM

    I have an old chest of draws that are slightly damaged. I’m hoping to bring them back to live for my bedroom xx

  • Paula Phillips 16th September 2017 at 11:02 PM

    I want to do my tv unit, coffee table and sideboard so that they are all matching.

  • Rich Tyler 17th September 2017 at 12:30 AM

    My bar stool project!

  • Lydia Graham 17th September 2017 at 12:32 AM

    My husband has recently done the youngest’s chest of drawers, not sure what he has planned next

  • Tammy Neal 17th September 2017 at 1:01 AM

    My upcycle project is to do my bedroom

  • Su Brett 17th September 2017 at 1:17 AM

    We have a small kitchen table and 2 chairs that we got from freecycle that I would love to smarten up.

  • Jennifer Baker 17th September 2017 at 2:49 AM

    My Table and chairs! Cant wait to start x

  • Cathryn Crawshaw 17th September 2017 at 8:32 AM

    my old dressing table for my daughter

  • Adrian Knox 17th September 2017 at 8:33 AM

    I’m upcycling my work shop, it’s a bit unorganised, I’m always running from one side to the other to find stuff.

  • Gwyn Sharps 17th September 2017 at 9:01 AM

    My next project is upcycling an old wooden chest, and and old bookcase.

  • Jacqui Graham 17th September 2017 at 9:16 AM

    it would be a bookcase I have in my loft which I would love to upcycle and put in my dining room

  • Michelle Stewart 17th September 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Going to have a go at my old kitchen cabinets

  • Fiona Johnstone 17th September 2017 at 12:02 PM

    I have a desk that could do with being upcycled. Make it part of the family again

  • Kendra J Florence 17th September 2017 at 12:41 PM

    A pine chest if drawers is my next up cycling project

  • JULIE WARD 17th September 2017 at 12:43 PM

    An old coffee table, must get myself in to gear and start on it

  • Carol Emmett 17th September 2017 at 12:56 PM

    A little Lloyd Loom type (NOT an original Lloyd Loom, obviously) bedside cabinet. It has a curved ply door that was fabric covered, so afresh coat of paint and some lovely fabric should hive it a new lease of life.

  • Hayley Lynch 17th September 2017 at 1:30 PM

    My Grandmas book table was a wedding present in the 1930s and it no longer fits the more modern style of my house so I am hoping to paint it white x

  • Lila Taylor 17th September 2017 at 1:41 PM

    We have rescued a glass fronted display unit that we would love to upcycle with chalk paint,wax and new knobs, i’m hoping it will look fab!

  • michelle thompson 17th September 2017 at 2:18 PM

    it would have to be the wardrobe i have

  • justine meyer 17th September 2017 at 2:42 PM

    I have a large set of drawers that i am going to do multicoloured x

  • Victoria Easton 17th September 2017 at 3:14 PM

    A Welsh dresser

  • denise s 17th September 2017 at 5:34 PM

    a pine wood merchant chest, hate the orangey pine and love the storage in this furniture so a new colour and handles would make it loved again.

  • Annette Oliver 17th September 2017 at 5:45 PM

    A 1920s sideboard

  • ellie spider 17th September 2017 at 7:27 PM

    I’m currently in the middle of upcycling my desk in my room – I am sanding it down, then painting it with a pink chalk paint before adding on some floral pattern designs and varnishing it 🙂

  • Karen Dixon 17th September 2017 at 7:55 PM

    We need to upcycle our bedroom furniture

  • CLARE GORST 17th September 2017 at 8:45 PM

    I have got some old chests of drawers that really need upcycling so I’d give it a go if I had the right equipment!

  • Claire Little 17th September 2017 at 8:53 PM

    a chest of drawers I have.

  • Lyla 17th September 2017 at 9:10 PM

    An old cabinet that I want to make into a sparkly bling cupboard

  • craig austin 17th September 2017 at 11:00 PM

    a chest of drawers

  • Natalie Gillham 17th September 2017 at 11:14 PM

    I want to revamp my battered piano

  • Tracey Hallmark 17th September 2017 at 11:36 PM

    A nest of tables I had off a local free cycle site

  • Andrea Lloyd 26th October 2018 at 9:48 PM

    Spaghetti Bolognese we love

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