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Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 03-01-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,791
Posted By Pacman
Happy New Year and keep recylcling :-)

Not a bad time for clearing out, giving away or up-cycling that project you had in mind for a while...

Here's a little something I did a while ago and completely transformed a table and chairs I...
Forum: Wanted Items 20-10-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By Pacman
I am not sure this makes sense: a hob sits on the...

I am not sure this makes sense: a hob sits on the counter space and normally has 2//4 rings. Where does the grill fit into this? You should maybe include an image of what you are looking for so...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 26-09-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,118
Posted By Pacman
Nice one Tick Tock ;-)

Nice one Tick Tock ;-)
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 18-07-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,514
Posted By Pacman
@Pacman I've been admiring you thread, reminded...

@Pacman I've been admiring you thread, reminded me of my younger days when I was fit to do these things. Really is great fun and a learning curve, as well as the satisfaction when it's finished....
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 24-04-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,514
Posted By Pacman
Well done Gormal - a wonderful transformation. ...

Well done Gormal - a wonderful transformation.

I laughed out loud about your using Coca Cola to clean the brass rings on the legs. And I thought it was only good for cleaning toilets!!! Must...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 24-04-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,791
Posted By Pacman
Cheers

Thanks All.

I just love this website: love what it does, the inspiration it gives, and the encouragement of one user to the next. There's a whole world of waste that can be re-used, re-homed and...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 24-04-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,085
Posted By Pacman
Wonderful

Great job. They look great - you must be thrilled ;-)
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 23-02-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,791
Posted By Pacman
Cleaning up untreated wood

This chair was made by my son-in-law who asked me to finish it off for him. It is a lovely chair and very well made but had been left outside in a shed for years without being treated with anything....
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 23-02-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,791
Posted By Pacman
Waxing

Hi AONB,

Sorry about the delay: I don't check this all the time.

Regarding your question about waxing an item, it would depend on the job you have done and the finish you want. You could just...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 17-01-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,791
Posted By Pacman
Girls dresser

Just to show what a lick of paint can do: I used chalk paint and waxed after.
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 20-10-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,773
Posted By Pacman
It looks like you don't like Annie Sloan anyway!

So if you are looking for a more 'polished' and clean effect you need to buy a satinwood paint. You will get advice from your local DIY If you are painting a mahogany fireplace you will need...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 04-10-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,177
Posted By Pacman
Lovely work Cherry

That's fab Cherry - very well done. You've done a great job. That wood looks tricky to sand ;-)
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 01-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,791
Posted By Pacman
Go for it Teeny!

Hi Teeny38,

Thanks for your kind comments. I would say to go for it. It is not an easy job but very rewarding.

All chairs need to be stripped back to the wood below and if they are going to...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 19-07-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,791
Posted By Pacman
And many thanks to you Cherry ;-)

And many thanks to you Cherry ;-)
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 10-06-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,699
Posted By Pacman
Well done Jill Nesbitt

A well written article: and very well researched. Well done to Jill in opening the nations eyes to reusing and up-cycling. There is a wealth of information in the article - some of which is new to...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 30-05-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,391
Posted By Pacman
Very cool. I wish we had a 'like' button on this...

Very cool. I wish we had a 'like' button on this website ;-)
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 27-05-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,791
Posted By Pacman
Thanks so much: I'm thrilled with the end result....

Thanks so much: I'm thrilled with the end result. If anyone wants advice on box cushions, piping, supplies etc just message me or leave your question here. Happy to help ;-)
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 26-05-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,791
Posted By Pacman
Thanks to Cherry

Having done the poof, the previous armchair, the Edwardian chairs and been inspired by Cherry (another Jumbletowner), I decided to tackle my couch and an armchair: here are the results.

My advice is...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 21-04-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,866
Posted By Pacman
Inspired by Cherry

Having been TOTALLY inspired by Cherry, I have started doing my couch. I have done most of the upholstery but still have a bit to do.

AONB I have box cushions to cover and I watched this video...
Forum: Home Improvements 10-04-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,473
Posted By Pacman
Repair a leather couch

http://www.wikihow.com/Patch-a-Leather-Couch
Forum: Home Improvements 10-04-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,455
Posted By Pacman
That's amazing Chris. It's time for a change...

That's amazing Chris. It's time for a change here. There were far too many shoe boxes built during the Celtic tiger years. It's time builders and planners realised we need more than the minimum...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 31-03-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,497
Posted By Pacman
Amazing! You must be so chuffed. That is a...

Amazing! You must be so chuffed. That is a fantastic transformation: well done you ;-)
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 25-03-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,791
Posted By Pacman
Many thanks Gormal, noni, irishrose and...

Many thanks Gormal, noni, irishrose and melissabell. The fabric on the telephone table was in a remnants bin at homefocus Gormal so not at the 3 per meter price but still a good a deal ;-)
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 19-03-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,791
Posted By Pacman
Eventually....

.... I've got the four chairs done. At last! In the meantime I've found out that what I did with the table was not the best option. Still and all: I'll know for next time and at least I can put a...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 19-03-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,179
Posted By Pacman
Old TV cabinet transformed

Some interesting ideas there Eibhlin - I like the glass lights and plastic spoon one.

The one of the TV to fish tank is an idea I toyed with years ago for the cabinet below but thought there would...
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