Discover how to upcycle to make unusual and unique homeware with Creating the Vintage Look.
Discover how to make unusual and unique homeware with Creating the Vintage Look.
Upcycling is about taking something old, vintage, treasured, or possibly even broken, and giving it a new lease of life by turning it into something new. It's a stylish and thrifty way of decorating and enhancing your home that avoids waste. Here, Ellie Laycock shows you how you can make truly beautiful objects from things you might otherwise have thrown away. Be inspired by the ingenuity of her projects—including turning old tin trays into chic magnetic noticeboards, using teapots as quirky planters, transforming a vintage fruit crate into a rustic bedside table, and converting metal jello molds into tea light holders. All of the 35 projects have clear instructions and artworks to guide you when you make them, and are grouped on a room-by-room basis. Complete with a helpful techniques section that will teach you any skills you need to know, Creating the Vintage Look will inspire your creativity and rejuvenate your junk.
Ellie Laycock is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, artist and photographer with a passion for upcycling, interior design and discovering the hidden stories behind vintage textiles and the skilled hands that made them.
Ellie’s luxury homeware company, Hunted and Stuffed™, specializes in sourcing exquisite vintage and antique Japanese kimono silks and brocades and giving them a second life by inventively transforming them into stunning limited edition pillows, throws and other creations. These ‘Homeware With History’ pieces sell to clients worldwide.
Ellie lives in London, UK, with her young family, trusty camera and vintage sewing machine.