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Great DIY Garden Bar Ideas

Great DIY Garden Bar Ideas

With more sunny days around, it’s time to take every opportunity you can to spend more time outside. So, what better reason is there to spend more days/ evenings outside than to make your very own garden bar! And.. with Fathers Day just around the corner, this could...

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Meet the man who turned his hobby into a business!

Meet the man who turned his hobby into a business!

Friday-Ad advertiser David Murdoch owns ‘Revamped Lamps’, a small Brighton based business which prides itself on bringing new life and light into forgotten and once loved second hand items. David, who started the business in 2015 tells us how he has been creating...

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Upcycling creations by ‘The Warwick Welder’

Upcycling creations by ‘The Warwick Welder’

We spoke to upcycling specialist Darryl Haverty who has produced some incredible upcycling creations over the years. Below he shows us some of his recent creations and how upcycling has become such a passion for himI'm Darryl. I'm an experienced metal joiner from...

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10 Creative DIY Garden Furniture Ideas

10 Creative DIY Garden Furniture Ideas

Looking for an easy way to spruce up your garden this summer? ‘DIY’ usually sounds like a bit of a chore when it comes to doing it yourself. However, these ten ‘handmade’ garden furniture tricks are totally doable projects you’ll wanna steal. They will save you money...

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Meet the Friday-Ad upcycler!

Meet the Friday-Ad upcycler!

Meet Debby Enness, a loyal fan of Friday Ad, and a regular reader who has used her eye for discovering potential 'gems' to her advantage. I have recycled many things from Friday-Ad over the years. I hate to see things go to waste so I like to reuse things as much as...

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How to find the right tradesperson

How to find the right tradesperson

Choosing the right tradesman to carry out work for you can be a stressful decision that we all face at some point. People are often too trusting when it comes to letting tradespeople into their home. With so many different tradespeople out there with a wide variety of...

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What Happens with your T-Shirts

What Happens with your T-Shirts

It’s not often that we think about the life-cycle our clothes. We all have our favourite pair of jeans, a colourful dress or shirt and even the free jumper or top from that charity fundraiser that is stuck under our beds or is in the rubbish. I don't usually think...

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The Salvage Sister – Wall hung suitcase cupboard

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...

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The Salvage Sister – Piano Key Clock

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...

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Upcycling inspiration

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...

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