Ever thought about transforming that rusty old item in the garage into something awesome to impress your dinner guests, or fancied refurbishing the random old dining chair in the shed but don’t have the tools or know-how?
Discover your inner design genius, find out where to find great scrap items and learn techniques on how to transform them into great designs with this stylish eco-friendly book by Dragon’s Den entrepreneur and TV presenter Max McMurdo. Step away from the chipboard and venture out of your comfort zone into a glorious world of doodles, sanding, waxing, stunning colours and the satisfaction of telling people, “I made that!” You don’t have to own expensive tools or have any previous experience. Some of the projects involve only a few simple steps and can be completed within an hour, whereas others may take the best part of a weekend and combine several different materials, techniques and tools.
Whichever project you choose the most important thing is to have fun and remember design is all about experimenting and learning – and not about always getting it right!
`he's the expert when it comes to turning old junk into special pieces of furniture...Upcycling includes some speedy [projects] you can craft in next to no time.' * Prima * "Max is an upcycling alchemist who turns junk into something wonderful" * George Clarke, presenter of Channel 4's Amazing Spaces *
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