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: featured [ Woodmancote Retro ]

home: featured [ Woodmancote Retro ]

Based in Gloucestershire, but also available online, Woodmancote Retro mix midcentury vintage furniture with ethical, sustainable and recycled materials to create new pieces to bring colour and style to any home.

Benches, stools, tables, desks – mixing old and new with great results.

They say;

WOODMANCOTE RETRO is a furniture design company based within the Stroud Valleys in Gloucestershire.

We have a passion for designing and creating beautiful, functional, simple and timeless furniture, that is accessible to all.

We produce tubular steel furniture that is unique and rooted in mid-century design. It’s simplicity stands out, while being versatile and durable enough for a range of interiors. The 10 principles of Dieter Rams pretty much sum up our ethos at Woodmancote Retro.

We are passionate about sourcing and salvaging beautiful local high-quality sustainable hardwoods and recycled plastics. We incorporate these into our furniture design, and by doing so reduce potential landfill and waste. This is why we started doing what we do – and have never looked back.

Our ethos is a commitment to supporting the local circular economy. We collaborate with like-minded suppliers and makers to produce high quality furniture that you will not find on the high street.

home: made [ wall organisers ]

home: made [ wall organisers ]

We love a bit of recycling, especially when you can make something useful for the home. These wall organisers are made from empty moisturising bottles – that’s it!

After carefully removing any labels, draw on your desired shape, making sure you have a hole so you can hang it, and cut it out. It’s that simple and looks really good.

Try different bottle sizes and styles depending on what you need to put in them.

For the full tutorial head to homeyohmy.com

home: event [ pop up shop ]

home: event [ pop up shop ] 

West Elm continue to support and give opportunities for new designers, and up and coming brands to get a platform to raise their profile. Here again they have cool, unique brand Refunk’d popping up shop in April at their Tottenham Court Road, London store. 

Running from 15-17th of April, head to West Elm and shop the one-off pieces of furniture and homeware. 

Opening hours 10am – 5pm / 209 Tottenham Court Road W1T 7PN 

” Set up in 2010 Refunk’d by Ursh Stevens in order to create one off pieces of awesomeness from preloved furniture & scrap yard finds.

From glamorous air hostess came the skip rat, salvage specialist, award winning furniture designer Ursh Stevens the owner of Refunk’d. Using scrap yard finds Ursh creates one of pieces that are far removed from the identikit furniture found on the high street. ”