Up Cycling Furniture - Creative Up Cycling Ideas To Start Today

Up cycling furniture is a great way to reinvent old piece of furniture. Uncovering the potential of obsolete items, finding new and innovate ways to furnish your home, office, garden. 

Ya cannot judge a book by its cover.   

Up cycle furniture from old tires.  Cool for patio, kids rooms, living rooms.

Up cycling crates, add storage space with these revamped crates


Made with 46 discarded table legs


Repurposed rags create comfy chairs

Up cycling Mattress 


Salvaged tools


Upcycling furniture old drawers  


Upcycle table

Upcycle old crutches  



Check out Diy Furniture
Diy Outdoor furniture  
Upcycled furniture 

Homemade Scary Halloween Props - Recreate With Your Individual Style

Cool homemade scary halloween props ideas.  Create a crazy fun filled halloween this year, here are some amazing homemade halloween prop ideas gathered from around the world to inspire you. 
 Halloween is a great time to get family and friends gathered together.  

Get creative with old dolls and toys. 


Crazy Witch Legs 

Body bags are a great scary halloween props to make the heart skip a beat ...


Body in a bag,,,,,


Mason jars 


Bloody Handprints

  Cheese cloth spirits....


Wall of bats 

Scary halloween photos 

Baby in a Jar....Scary,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 How to make baby in jar 


Check out  Homemade halloween decorations
Diy Halloween Decorations
Halloween Costumes  

How To Make Pancakes From Scratch

Want to know how to make pancakes from scratch?  This recipe we have used for years and makes the tastiest pancakes.  

From the time my son was 8, he was making these pancakes himself.  Easy to follow recipe will have you making pancakes from scratch from now on.  It is  quicker than "mixes" and soooooooooo tasty. 

Here ya go on how to make pancakes from scratch.

What you need, 

2 oz butter melted ( we use salted butter)
4 oz of flour
8 oz of milk
1 egg
pinch of salt
Extra butter for pan to cook.

Mix flour, milk egg  and salt in bowl, stir in melted butter and allow to sit for few minutes.
Heat pancake pan with knob of butter  melted covering the base, when hot, pour in some pancake mix allow to spread out.   
When underneath is cooked turn the pancake, When cooked turn on to plate, add lemon and sugar, nutella, or what ever you like on your pancakes.. 
Melt knob of butter and repeat till the pancake mixture is gone.
Tip.  I usually find the first pancake does not turn out as nicely cooked as the others,,,,or maybe that just me...

Hope you enjoy.


How To Make Cookies From Scratch

Want to know how to make cookies from scratch? Easy to follow recipe will have you making cookies from scratch 24/7. 

 This recipe from 1946 is probably one of the best for sort chewy chocolate chip cookies.

Here goes with how to make cookies from scratch.

Makes about thirty-six 2 and a half inch cookies.
Preheat oven to 375 F
Grease or line two cookie sheets.
Wisk together 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons ap flour and 1/2 tsp baking soda

In another large bowl beat until well blended:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar (preferably caster for those in the UK, or superfine in NA)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

Add and beat until well combined:
1 large egg (preferably free range/organic=my recommend.)
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Stir in the flour mixture until well blended and smooth.
Stir in: 1 cup choco chips
(Optional: 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans)

Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheets. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, until the cookies are just slightly coloured on top and the edges are brown, 8-10 minutes. Let stand briefly, then remove to a rack to cool.

Thanks to The Joy Of Cooking and Jamie Oliver's Forum 


How to make pancakes from scratch

How To Make Mashed Potatoes From Scratch

This is a kind of random post for me, how to make mashed potatoes from scratch. 

 If  you think mushing up a few boiled potatoes with butter and milk is it ,,,,think again.....:)

This is a recipe I have used for years....there is a secret to it also....

You will need 

3lb of boiling potatoes
Salt 2 teaspoons
3oz of butter
4-6 oz full fat milk 
4-6 oz boiling water

Peel potatoes, wash, cut in to equal size pieces, add to saucepan with salt, cover with water,  bring to boil and biol till tender.  When tender  place in colander, drain and leave to sit to remove excess water and steam.  Place back in saucepan and mash the potatoes.

Heat the milk and melt butter, add slowly while mashing potatoes.  
Now this is important and the secret of beautiful fluffy mashed potatoes, add boiling water and continue to mash potatoes, just add enough to get a creamy light fluffy consistency.  Add salt to season, 100 the best mashed potatoes ever.

Play around with quantities of milk, butter and water to get the taste you love,

That is it for me and how to make mashed potatoes from scratch, I know you will LOVE them.


Wire Art - Barbed Wire Art - Wire Wall Art

In my shed I have loads of wires, cables, flex, copper wire, chicken wire.  This wire art inspired post is the result of searching on line for inspiration to create art from those pieces.  I love working with metal and wire, as it is durable, malleable, strong, and can capture softness, delicacy and appear gentle.

Barbed wire art 

This is a pear made from reclaimed barbed wire, ( I thought it was a sheep, go figure)

Three farmers create sculptures from reclaimed barbed wire...






Cool barbed wire sculptures,

Wire people








Mermaid is made from  pieces of steel, I am not sure if this piece is made from recycled materials.  I included it because it is just beautiful and inspiring.


Amazing Wire Sculptures 
Recycled Mattress Springs 
Wire art 

Garden House Made With Old Doors - Quirkey Ideas

Cool garden house made with old doors, fab ideas to create space out side to enjoy.  Garden house and garden shed ideas made from old doors, windows and salvage.



Garden house old doors



 Fab garden house build with old doors and windows




Check Out Garden Shed Old Windows
Cool Garden Ideas 
Wire Sculptures

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