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*SOLD* Upcycled white vintage dresser €200

*SOLD* Upcycled  white vintage dresser €200

I found this lovely item on adverts and immediately had this idea of repainting it white. I decided not to get rid of the mirror part as I simply liked it better without the mirror.


  
  


  
And this is how the dresser looked like before. 
  

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Hand Sewn Sheep – a free toy pattern

Hand Sewn Sheep – a free toy pattern

Have you ever tried sewing? I love various sewing projects – this is an amazing way of creating truly unique items – gifts for example. The photos below are of the sheep that I have sewn some time ago as a gift for a friends daughter. I wanted to share this project with you and encourage you to try a little bit of sewing. Why not sewing a unique toy for your child, niece or nephew? It is not that difficult. The best thing is that you actually do not have to buy any fabrics. The pieces that you use for sewing are so small, that you can recycle some old shirts or other clothing garments. You can also use some fabric scraps leftover from your bigger projects.

So here you go – I also have a free pattern for you that you can download.

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Enjoy your free sheep sewing pattern and your sewing project 🙂

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Necklace made of Reclaimed Cotton or old T-shirts

Necklace made of Reclaimed Cotton or old T-shirts

This necklace is a very easy to make. Can be no-sew if you want to use a hot glue only, but I would say, that supporting the strips of cotton with a little bit of thread make them more durable. I, to make these two recycled cotton necklaces, used hot glue on the edges where I tightly wrapped the fabric around the hanging parts and then I sewn it a little bit.

This kind of necklaces can be made of ready cut recycled cotton that this days can be purchased at most of the craft shops and is accessible online, I, however, suggest to recycle old t-shirts. Cotton T-shirts are knited in the way that when cut into narrow (appx 1-1,5 cm ) strips, they do not rip and nicely roll into tube shapes. You can cut them wider if you want to give the cotton twists more body. Then you can decide on the length of your necklace – various dimensions can be used depending on whether you want it short or long.

You can also use a recycled cotton to make other accessories – so much more than just  necklaces. You can make anything from a necklace to a headband, a bracelet to an anklet, the strings in this scarf can be removed to make different accessories or color arrangements. They can be worn in a multitude of different looks to express your style.

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Hand knitted cotton rope blanket or a rug – FOR SALE

Hand knitted cotton rope blanket or a rug – FOR SALE

Another rug. This one is in calm colours – smokey grey, khaki and a dark grey cotton rope was used to produce it. It is knitted, entirely hand-made by myself.  All together around 650 meters of that rope was used. The dimensions are apx 110cm x 140cm. The rug is stretchy, so the exact dimensions depend…






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Upholstery DIY project – renovate an old stool

Upholstery DIY project – renovate an old stool

What is necessary to start this little upholstery project? To renovate and uplift an old armchairs or stools you need: manual skills old armchairs, chairs, stools or some other furniture that you can practice your upholstery on tools and materials for renovating   (The only tools I was using were a small hammer, upholstery stapler…






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Renovated retro chest of drawers – SOLD

Renovated retro chest of drawers – SOLD

I love finding old pieces of furniture and bringing them to life. I have lots of ‘garbage’ at home that just waiting to be renovated. Tables, chairs, armchairs… wooden pallets waiting to be painted with the stencils. This time I had restored a small chest of drawers that I found on the local ads website….






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How to renovate an old armchair.
Upholstery for beginners

How to renovate an old armchair. <br> Upholstery for beginners

I do not have the translation of the post in Polish about the upholestry of and renewing old armcahirs, but the below photos might give you a good idea as what can be done to old stuff with little bit of skills and wilingness 🙂 I hope I will translate it (or at least parts…






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DIY painted garbage bins

DIY painted garbage bins

When we moved to a new apartment, I had nowhere to put the bins. The only place they would fit was under the glass console table next to the balcony door. I didn’t really like how that side of my kitchen looked. I wanted to make it look bit more cozy. I decided to spray-paint…






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Newspaper walpapered bathroom

Newspaper walpapered bathroom

Check out this project. A bathroom renovation renovation that I did for a friend couple of weeks ago. A great idea if you have tight budget. What is needed is time, old newspapers or printouts and diluted glue for wood, the kind that is used for decoupage.






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