Apologies for the lateness of this round-up of this week’s Fill Your House for Free-the summer holidays are making it harder than ever to get things done..!
BUT the good news is, that this week’s Fill Your House is not the last one, as I thought, but there is another episode next week-HURRAY!
As usual, there were loads of great upcycling and re-use ideas this week. And the team had a big challenge-needing to come up with an upcycled kitchen…
Max McMurdo did a great job with a kitchen island re-purposed from an old bookcase-it looked fab.
I’ve had a quick peek on Pinterest, and found some other great kitchen island upcycles:
- This one is from an old TV unit
- This one is from a chest of drawers-love the colour!
- And this one is from old shutters!
As part of his Free kitchen, Max also made a whole new mixer tap from some old shower taps and some copper pipe-there is a little guide if you want to have a go yourself, on the C4 website:
The couple in this week’s episode re-tiled their kitchen using end of line tiles, but how about this great idea for a ’tiled’ wall-bottlecaps?!
Each week, Kirstie goes off in search of upcycled inspiration, and takes a tour around a ‘Pre-loved’ house. This week’s house was fabulous. I think my favourite piece was the cable reel coffee table. It looked a bit like this:
If you can lay your hands on one of these beauties-grab it!
Lee Baker had a tricky task, helping out a lady who was not really a fan of secondhand, but he won her over with some brilliant ‘Nail Art’.
I’ve seen these online before, and would love to have a go (I am adding to my loooong list of projects I want to try…!)
Here are some I’ve found online
Kirstie also busied herself with a great way to tart up an old table, using different coloured vinyl covered tape (I think this might be posh duct tape..) She walks the viewers throughout the process on the programme-it looks like it would need more precision and patience than I think I possess, but it does look good!
And it turns out, there are countless projects you can do with duct tape-here are 45 to get you started 😉
You can catch up with the whole episode here, on the C4 website.
I’m so pleased that Kirstie and the team are back for another episode next week 🙂