Prize for Upcycling and Distressing!

Published: 04/04/2023 By Allan Fuller

 Hopefully, you have read this month's article about DIY safety, if not take a look before you set out to emulate the person in our illustration! 

 Something that should not be too dangerous and is a great way to personalise your home, whether owned or rented, is finding furniture from sites such as or visiting auction houses, you can find them easily on a google search. There are regular antique fairs such as Wimbledon Antiques Fair. 

There is plenty of advice online, and books available  about how to be creative or to distress items so they look much older than they really are. You can even do it with items from well known companies who sell furniture, etc. that you self-assemble.

If you send us your before and after photos, we will award a prize of a £50.00 voucher for a website of your choice for the one we judge to be the best!