It’s mad to think that it was nearly four years ago that we discovered our little wooden chair – read the full story here – and we’re so excited to announce that it’s finally had a makeover! It was the first piece we purchased together for a mere £10 at a charity shop in Tooting…Read More
A Simple Way to Update Your Sofa
Remember when we got that sofa from Freecycle? It’s been a permanent fixture in our little lounge, but as we make tweaks here and there – like including some jazzy new houseplants – we decided it needed a bit of love. Like we all know, cushions and soft furnishings can change the whole look of…Read More
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure – in this case, it’s very true. As David was throwing away some rubbish in to the bins as he left the office one chilly evening last week, he came across this wooden wine box quietly balancing on top of some bin bags… Immediately adopting it we were…Read More
If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know we *love* a freebie. So, when David spotted this quaint little coffee table on the side of the road in Notting Hill we were over the moon. Having had buying one on our mind for a while, we thought this must have been fate! However, being the cheapskates…Read More
Putting some funk in our trunk…
You may remember we found a cute little trunk on Gumtree a while back? You know, the horrid black painted number with the weird Chinese Dragon? Anyway, we’ve finally got around to giving this little piece a lick of paint and a complete makeover. Over the past month of being in the flat, the trunk…Read More
5 Minutes With… Max McMurdo
Please, everyone welcome our brand new segment… “5 Minutes With…”. Each month we’re going to be looking at interviewing someone cool, prolific and inspiring within the interiors and homeware industry and with that said, we’re thrilled that reestore Director and up-cycling entrepreneur, Max McMurdo, is our first interviewee! We met Max at the Dulux Colour Futures talk where…Read More
How to make Copper Blush when upcycling a mirror
Filled with inspiration from the Dulux Colour Futures talk and gratefully supplied with a couple of tins of their Colour of the Year; Copper Blush, we decided to (finally) upcycle one of our many pieces of furniture which we’ve had in the ‘to paint’ pile. David bought this mirror several years ago from Wilko‘s… The…Read More
Forward Features Friday Finds!
Fashion: one to whistle for… When we heard Whistles was launching menswear we were thrilled – our bank accounts however were not! They can just stay hush though. Building on there already fantastic womenswear, the menswear collection will host contemporary design, Winter knits, tailored styles and modern accessories. It’s relaxed yet fun with pops of pink…Read More
Long live freecycling!
En route back from a much needed power nap on Wandsworth Common we were deep in flat planning thoughts when we spotted a lonely lamp with a little disclaimer… Now, it’s not the most desirable of shades, however, David weirdly was mentioning how we needed to get a floor lamp for the new flat so…Read More
Annie Sloan paint workshop with Rigby & Mac
On Saturday we headed out to Dulwich to the Volcano Coffee Works Café for an Annie Sloan paint workshop hosted by Rigby & Mac and it was great! The workshop was hosted by the lovely Lucy who guided us through a range of various paint techniques from layering and manipulating to aging and distressing so…Read More
Finding a balance on Gumtree
We love a good old Gumtree find and on Wednesday night we bagged ourselves a bargain. We’ve been wanting a trunk for a while now and the search has taken us from Wandsworth (a rather rude salesman) to Brick Lane (overpriced and underwhelming). So when we spotted this wooden trunk on Gumtree for the measly…Read More
Are we on acid?
The Summer months are around the corner and what better way to lighten up the home then with some neon brights. Happy Jackson have a great range of whimsical slogan kitchenware – David even has the ‘Yay lunch’ lunchbox! – and Oliver Bonas have great accessories including these wire candleholders which are ideal for jazzing up…Read More
Upcycle and away
The idea of upcycling is not a new thing, but with the rise in the vintage trend and consumer’s needs for cheaper options than before means that we are buying more and more second-hand goods. Certainly no strangers to it, we love buying something with a story. However, we don’t exactly have the funds to…Read More