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How to | Chalk Paint Table with Hutson and Grey

We recently found this veneered piece on our travels and like much old furniture, it was in desperate need of some TLC. The beauty of using Chalk Paint is that no sanding or priming is required prior to painting. All you need to do is give the piece a gentle wipe down to remove any Read more

Upcycle Queen Charis Williams: My Story

Brighton born and bred Charis Williams is a designer and TV presenter who has featured on Channel 4’s Fill Your House for Free and UKTV Home’s The New Reclaimers. Here we find out a bit more about the woman they call the Salvage Sister. In my house I’ve skimmed all the walls, chased lighting wires Read more

The Salvage Sister – Skip-diving secrets

They don’t call her The Salvage Sister for nothing! Brighton born and bred Charis Williams is a designer and TV presenter who has featured on Channel 4’s Fill Your House for Free and UKTV Home’s The New Reclaimers. Here, she shares some top secrets for getting your mitts on some fab freebies. Skips are great Read more

The Salvage Sister – Jam Jar chandelier

Most of us have empty jars in our house. Here, Brighton born and bred Charis Williams (aka The Salvage Sister), shows us how to make a jam jar chandelier. Charis is a designer and TV presenter who has featured on Channel 4’s Fill Your House for Free and UKTV Home’s The New Reclaimers. Read on Read more

The Salvage Sister – Commission for The National Trust #beautifulanduseful campaign

Brighton born and bred Charis Williams (aka The Salvage Sister) is a designer and TV presenter who has featured on Channel 4’s Fill Your House for Free and UKTV Home’s The New Reclaimers. Here, she tells us about a great use for old forks, which might be a good project for someone who is just Read more

The Salvage Sister – Wall hung suitcase cupboard

Brighton born and bred Charis Williams (AKA The Salvage Sister) is a designer and TV presenter who has featured on Channel 4’s Fill Your House for Free and UKTV Home’s The New Reclaimers. She is extremely passionate about saving furniture, textiles and raw materials from landfill. She uses her eye for colour, pattern, shape and Read more

The Salvage Sister – Piano Key Clock

Brighton born and bred Charis Williams (The Salvage Sister) is a designer and TV presenter who has featured on Channel 4’s Fill Your House for Free and UKTV Home’s The New Reclaimers. She says: “I see myself as an ambassador for reuse. I want to change people’s wasteful behaviour and our throw-away culture. I want Read more

Upcycling inspiration

Fancy having a go at upcycling, but need some ideas? Here are 5 suggestions to get you started. Teacup candles This great idea is a relatively simple way of using up old candles and gives a new use to a teacup and saucer which used to belong to a set. This would make a great Read more