home: made [ upcycled paint tin ]

home: made [ upcycled paint tin ]

Who could resist a great 15 minute craft that results in a unique piece of homeware.

Hey Let’s Make Stuff is a fantastic craft project blog and we love this great tutorial to make a stylish ice bucket from an old empty paint tin.

This easy upcycle would not only make a great ice bucket but the crafted paint tin could also be used for lots of other things and make use of all those old tins you may have lying around!

How about using it for a plant pot, utensil holder, or even storage for tiny toys (Lego, figures, building blocks)


home: made [ vintage chest of drawers project ]

home: made [ vintage chest of drawers project ]

As her tag line says ‘inspiring your creativity’, she definitely does.

Medina Grillo, of Grillo Designs, is a creative and talented lady. Her blog is full of exciting interiors and homeware DIYs, craft projects and more. Explore her blog and instagram for an abundance of inspiration (and witty intelligent chat!)

We picked this up-cycling of a small vintage unit as one of our favourite projects, which she did to show the versatility of working with second hand furniture (this piece sourced from a charity she was working with to promote buying second hand!) Just one of the many exciting projects that fill her cool home; inspiring people to make more of the homes even if they are renting but still want to make design statements within their four walls – inspirational, budget friendly ideas.

And if you’re a fan of a great Ikea hack her blog is the place to go!

home: featured [ Audenza ]

home: featured [ Audenza ]

Formally known as Mia Fleur, Audenza is family run by Jackie, Hollie and Amelia Brookes. This emporium of bold and quirky homeware is full of statement furniture, eclectic accessories and striking lighting.

Life’s too short to live in a beige box. It’s time to unleash the colour, release the kitsch and surround ourselves with pieces we love. It’s time to create homes that are as beautiful and unique as we are. We hear you. We are Audenza, ‘The ones who dare’.

We have always been a fan of Audenza, we love its ever changing collection, plus it’s well priced too. Our current favourites include the green velvet cushions, black dimple vase and gold mesh lounge chair.

Keep up to date with Audenza on their award winning blog and also on Instagram.


home: favourite thing [ arm chair ] 

home: favourite thing [ arm chair ] 

How to bring colour into a room and embrace the Nomad trend with this amazing colourful patterned Cotton Dhurrie Nomad Armchair from Hutsly

The wool and cotton mix fabric in this great design sits on the classic deep seated chair with perfectly suited midcentury style tapered legs. 

Invest in colour for £589.00 

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