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March 02, 2013


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Wow! I love the colour you put on the rack! And the divider probably will come in handy if you lose everything constantly(like me...). I try to upcycle/recycle things as well.. Last night we created a new kitty scratching post out of 2 old ones (it's enormous now), and I use lots of things from the thrift store like teacups and frames and so on.

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Great job on the basket, Lucy, spray painting something like that can be really tricky to get right - and what a great find!
I'm looking forward to seeing your studio reveal :)

Carole C

That's a lovely colour...what a makeover ! It will look stunning when filled with all your colourful yarn.
Can't wait to see your studio post.Its going to be well worth all the hard graft.
Have a lovely weekend x


Love that colour, great idea too. I love bargains ME!


Can't wait to hear more about the studio :-) And I love both upcycled items - I have a metal rack similar to that which we use for shoes but I'm now considering turfing the shoes out and spray-painting it! Great idea to use the cutlery tray for a desk tidy too :-)


Good idea, I bought such a veggie rack at Ikea and it's great to stack it with what you are working on and roll it around to where you need it.
Keeps everything a bit more tidier.


A studio how exciting can't wait to see it. I do love a bit of upcycling, I keep covering tin can with fabric to make pen/crochet hook pots. Yarn storage rack what a great idea, I never know how to store my many balls of yarn, they look so sad in a cardboard box.

Gail Carroll

So enjoyed this blog. I like the term, "repurposed" I find it more fitting because, usually, the item is not being used as it was first intended. You are such an inspiration in your color filled world. Thank you.


fantastic work on the rack...one of my favourite colours too :D
I have "upcycled" a pair of small terracota sparrows (which i have had for years) this last week, and paint them in a pearl white acrylic paint...they look fabulous in my lounge room, i am doing some small photo frames next
Your crochet work is inspiring and your eye for colour combinations is a delight..thank you for sharing your part of the world
kind regards from Australia :)

Howard's House

That looks fantastic, Lucy! I adore that teal colour. (As I write this my 5 year old is colouring in, with it…..that boy has good taste!)

You have far more patience than me with the painting. All of those spindly wires…..*shudder*….I'd be the procrastination queen, or take 3 weeks to finish it.



Nice make over. The string basket look great. Isn't it the greatest satisfaction to turn something old into something new. Well done girl!
Happy yarns Saturday
My Rose Valley
PS Child-free day - VERY precious indeed. I wish for a handfull this spring, that would be great.
PS 2 Loving your paper dressed tray too. Love the your face colour.

Karin Muir

Lovely bit of upcycling! Just had a wee peek at the other blog (she has shown little glimpses of the s t u d i o! ) How exciting and I can't wait to hear you tell us all about it. Good luck with it!

Catherine Anderegg

Very beautiful, great idea! I love the color!

"Sol d'or" could also mean "golden floor", oh, I long for Spring.

Kisses from Switzerland


A great idea and a happy post! You are a great artist and a hardworker, Lucy! Congratulations!


Love what you've done with your new purchases! Can't wait to hear about your new studio. How exciting!! xxx


Very lovely! Can't wait to see your studio too! Ooh!! xxx


What a beautiful colour Lucy!
Good luck with your new studio!
Have a nice weekend.

Stick Horse Cowgirl V

Very pretty, and yes, I do love the Tiffany blue!
I will be working on my very own studio too as soon as the school where I work lets out for the summer! I do a bit of rug hooking and need my workspace!


Very exciting Lucy- a studio- brilliant.Love the description on the paint tin "perfect for a multitude of objects", this is making me laugh immoderately.Great little trolley!


Love your blog it is always so bright and cheerful, love your new purchases look great now you have upcycle them can't wait to hear bout your studio good luck with your new adventure best wishes ginnyx

Jo Roberts

Oh my god! this is so exciting, can't wait to here about your venture. Mine started today too. I lost my job last week so I have been pushed into the fantasy world of giving crochet lessons which I have advertised in my local town today but not in a STUDIO! How posh. Waiting with anticipation... Jo


IKEA has a metal rack in a similar colour so you made something very trendy with a lot less and it is ....gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing all your studio story. Don't forget to take before and after photos!AriadnefromGreece!


Gosh, you have been productive - I so need a child free day too, isn't it incredible just how much you can accomplish in a short space of time when the kiddos are elsewhere!!
Em xx
P.s. 'vintage', 'retro' and 'upcycle' = higher price tag, I am convinced that some sort of spin doctor is involved!!


¡quedó como nuevo!


Such exciting studio news! That wire rack is lovely, the perfect colour and such a smart way of storing yarn so you can see it

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