Posts Tagged ‘upcycling’

How to use vintage fabric in your home

How to use vintage fabric in your home

I always have pieces of vintage fabric in my craft box, from large sections of collectable textiles, to small off cuts that are left over from my latest project. While out shopping at vintage fairs and festivals, I often see the most amazing designs from 1950s barkcloth covered in atomic patterns to more retro 1970s […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: A Clothes Peg Wreath by Kate Beavis: Easter Upcycling

How to make an upcycled clothes peg wreath

The trend for decorating our homes for special holidays is growing year on year, as just like Christmas and Easter, it is a time for relaxing with family, enjoying great food and spoiling ourselves rotten! Every year I make a wreath with the children, with a spring feel, to hang in our kitchen diner and this […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: Vintage Bakeware Bird Feeders by Kate Beavis

How to make a Vintage enamel upcycled Bird Feeder

Rather than buying a plastic bird feeder this spring time, why not create your own upcycled bird feeder using old bakeware that is beyond repair such as cake tins and enamel lids. They look great hanging in groups too and the birds will love you for it! MATERIALS USED: A selection of vintage metal and […] Read more…

Vintage Styling Tips - reclaimed materials - vintage crates as kitchen storage via Your Vintage Life by Kate Beavis

Vintage Styling Tips: Reclaimed Materials

Reclaimed materials are the perfect choice of any vintage lover.  Green, sustainable and often quirky to look at they can also save you a lot of money.  Whether you use them in the construction of your home or look for furniture and design made from up-cycled pieces. One of the easiest ways to use reclaimed […] Read more…

vintage garden furniture on Your Vintage Life by Kate Beavis

Style your vintage garden

In the busy modern world, it’s appealing to think that your garden can be a peaceful place to escape to, a place that takes you back in time and away from the abruptness of day-to-day life. Creating a vintage garden is something anyone can do, even if they only have a small space to work […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Pyrex

We love vintage Pyrex here at Your Vintage Life, but amazingly we don’t collect it. Having posted various images of great collections recently on our Facebook page Kate Beavis Vintage we thought we would share some on here. Here are some of our favourite photos: First up is the one we styled for the book. It […] Read more…

Styling Tips: Vintage Garden Rakes as decoration

If you’ve read some of my blogs lately you’ll know I have recently moved into a new (but still older) house which we are trying to improve a little.  We’ve been clearing out areas and this week found some rusty old garden tools in the garage.   They were destined for the skip but all of a sudden […] Read more…

Kitty’s vintage rag doll

I have never been so excited to share one of my childrens Christmas presents on the blog. Today a handmade doll arrived through the post for Kitty and my oh my, it’s beautiful! It is made by a local company called Mummy’s Little Stars and Angels. We met at the MK Handmade and Vintage fair […] Read more…

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