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How to make a DIY footstool Click through for the full tutorial | DIY and Crafts blog
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

How To Make A DIY Footstool

This project, like most DIYs before it, started out months ago with the seed of an idea. It was during my trip to Bruges. I was mooching around a décor shop, and came across a footstool. It was very cool: mid-century teak legs, with a really nice fabric covering. I was soooo close to buying it! However, I didn’t love the pattern on the fabric. It was probably an 8 out of 10. But I want 10 out of 10. What…

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Make a cushion from a shirt | Click through for full tutorial | DIY and Craft blog
in DIY + Crafts, Interiors, Sewing

How To Turn A Shirt Into A Cushion Cover

Crafts and upcycling go hand-in-hand. Whether it’s reupholstering a vintage chair, transforming a charity shop find, or simply altering some ill-fitting clothes. Being able to breathe new life into an old object, transforming it into something new, is awesome. It feels like a superpower! 🙂 If you’re just getting started with upcycling, then a good first project is to turn a shirt into a cushion cover. I gave this a try last month for my brother-in-law’s birthday. He’s in the Royal Navy and had…

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Tour of my Record Player home setup | Record Store Day 2018
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A tour of my home record player set up

This blog post containts affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I’ll receive a small commission (but it won’t cost you any extra!). This really helps make it possible for me to continue running my blog – thank you!   Happy Record Store Day! Today is all about celebrating music – in particular, vinyl records. Indie venues all over the UK (and the world) will be running special events, limited edition releases, intimate gigs and exclusive signings. It’s all about…

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Learn how to make custom plywood shelves to fit in any space - Full step-by-step tutorial with tips - Click through for this and more DIY woodwork projects
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

How to make custom plywood shelves (to fit ANY space!)

At the bottom of the stairs in my house, there’s a really awkward bit of space. It’s a small walkway, around 1 metre square, with the kitchen on one side and the living room on the other. It’s got a little bit of wall space, which immediately faces the stairs – so it’s the first thing you see when you get the the bottom. For a good few months after moving in, we were unsure what to do with this bit of…

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How to make round Easter Egg cushions. Click the through for full tutorial and more Easter craft projects.
in DIY + Crafts, Easter, Easter, Home décor, Interiors, Sewing

How to make round Easter Egg cushions

  I’ve been seeing a load of circular cushions popping up on blogs and decor sites lately. Are they the new cool?? I hope so – I like them! Since I’m a bit of a cushion-making fanatic, I thought I’d try putting my own twist on the circular cushion trend. I’ve altered the shape slightly and made my own DIY Easter Egg cushion. So festive! 😛 To give my Easter Egg cushion a bit of extra dimension, I used a panel…

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Christmas gift guide 2017 | The Crafty Gentleman 1
in Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, Home décor, Interiors, roundup, Wish List

Christmas Gift Guide for Home Decor lovers (4/5)

I’ve always been interested in home decor and interiors, but this love has really come to fruition since buying my first house last year. It was therefore a guarantee that my Christmas gifts series would feature a gift guide for home decor lovers! If you know someone who has just bought their first house or is just about to (or even just someone who is very house-proud), then these gift ideas will hopefully be useful! If you like this, please don’t…

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DIY geometric clock made from wood
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

How to make a geometric wooden clock

Have you ever tried a woodwork project before? Or has the thought of thought of using jig saws, electric sanders, mitre saws and other power tools put you off? If it’s the latter, then don’t worry – I used to be just the same. I thought I’d inevitably end up with a messy, unprofessional looking project (and probably lose a few fingers in the process). But you know what? I started small, and gradually built up my skills (and confidence). I’m now a…

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Tips for an autumn party or Thanksgiving party
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Tips for throwing an autumn party

  I feel like this time of year is always really good for homeware. Maybe it’s because of the colder weather – everyone starts retreating inside and wanting to update their homes? I don’t know. But there’s definitely a certain cosiness to autumn, which comes through in home interiors. Because of this, it’s also a great time to throw a get together with friends! With this in mind, I thought I’d share some of my tips for throwing an autumn party….

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