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Reloved Magazine Review
Recently we blogged about the brand new 'Reloved' magazine, which is dedicated to the idea of upcycling..we couldn't wait to get our hands on a copy to see what kinds of projects would be included...
The first thing which struck us about the Spring 13 issue of the magazine, was just how packed full of ideas it was! There really is something for everyone from furniture renovation to crafty makes using fabric and more. Secondly, the paper stock it is printed on is of 'artist quality', it feels lovely and is almost book-like. Made to last, each issue is sure to end up on your bookshelf as a reference guide - so at just £4.99 an issue it's a bit of a bargain.
We were thrilled to see several makes using vintage china. The article we were particularly interested in was how to make a vintage cake stand, something we've always wanted to have a go at. With no end of gorgeous vintage plates on hand at yay retro! headquarters, this is an upcycling project which is definitely on the cards.
The other feature which retro china fiends like us will find interesting is the mosaic plant pot. This is a great way to use precious china which has been dropped or damaged, as you can still admire the patterns and colours.
Obviously we are biased towards the upcycling of vintage china, but the other lovely write up we were drawn to was the wonderfully renovated 'Thatcher' cupboard on page 12, such delicate colours and patterns and the photographs made me want to rush out and source a piece of retro furniture to paint up!