Entries by Tim Marshall

How to Save Flood-Damaged Furniture

A lot of homes around the UK have unfortunately been affected by the floods over the past few weeks, so we’ve put a quick post together to help save your flood-damaged furniture. Take Photographs of your flood-damaged furniture After any home disaster, you should always take photographs of any damage to your property for insurance purposes. […]

French Polishing your wooden furniture

French polishing is a type of wood finishing that’s often used on antique furniture to achieve a very glossy finish. This method involves applying multiple layers of shellac (a type of resin) to the wood in order for the surface to get a mirror-like shine. INTERESTING FACT: This method was first used in the Victorian […]

Upcycling and Rearrangement tips

When it comes to owning your own home, most of us want to make it more homely, and that is where interior design and upcycling comes in. We have searched the web high and low to bring you the best redecoration and upcycling tips out there! Rearrangement Therapy Rearranging the furniture every so often gives […]

Keep Your Furniture Protected When Moving

Moving house is one of the top most stressful things to do in life and we always want to make sure it runs as smoothly as possible. One of the biggest hindrances while moving is protecting your furniture, here are a few tips to help you out. Packing supplies You need to make sure you […]

Wood Furniture Care Tips

Your wood furniture needs some TLC now and then to help it last, and for you to pass down to other generations. Here are some useful tips to keep your wood furniture looking in tip-top condition: Avoid using cleaning products containing ammonia. This can damage wood furniture, so try and avoid at all costs and […]

Restore Not Replace

Are you sitting there contemplating if you should replace or restore an item of your furniture? There are plenty of reasons why restoring your furniture can be a better investment than buying a new piece. Here are some reasons that may push you in the direction of restoring. Something sentimental You may have a bit […]

Protecting your garden furniture in Winter

Protecting your garden furniture in Winter It’s coming up to winter and getting colder outside, which means the outdoor furniture needs to be protected. Winter can have an effect on all types of outdoor furniture, be it plastic, wood or metal, so here are some tips to help you know what to do with your […]

Removing ink from leather furniture

Accidently swiping your leather sofa with a pen can ruin the suite – but we’re here to help! If you happen to mark your furniture with a ball point pen, it’s important to act quickly – but don’t be tempted to scrub it. Firstly, determine the type of leather that you have from the manufacturers […]