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REVAMP, REPAIR, Recycle

Give a tired chair a military makeover with this stylish project

We loved the overall shape of this tapestry-covered chair but felt it needed an update to make it really stand out. By reupholstering it with a bright military coat and giving it a lick of paint, we instantly gave it ‘wow’ factor.

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•armchair •hammer •screwdriver •sand paper •damp cloth •Chalk Paint in Graphite, £18.95 per 1l tin, Annie Sloan •paint brush •Shabby Chic Chalk Paint in Metallic Gun Metal, £6.60 per 125ml, Rainbow Chalk Paints •Clear Wax, £8.95 per 500ml tin, Annie Sloan •clean, dry cloth •old military-style coat (the larger, the better) •scissors •dressmaker’s chalk •pins •iron •sewing machine •needle and thread •fabric to match your coat •wadding •upholstery tacks

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Hoorah! Summer is here and if, like me, the sunshine makes you want to spend as much time as you can outdoors, then I know you’re going to enjoy this issue. To begin with we’ve got some gorgeous creative projects on page 60 to give your garden the ‘wow’ factor. The cat planter is my favourite, it’s so cute! Meanwhile, on page 66, we show you how to make raised beds for your garden – perfect if you’ve always wanted to grow your own fruit and veg. For many of us, summertime makes us think of beds and borders brimming with colourful flowers, but there’s another important element that you should spend time getting right and that’s the foliage. Turn to page 114 for our guide to which leafy plants will give your garden year-round interest. But, of course, gardening isn’t all about planting and pruning, you should always make time to enjoy your hard work. So why not treat yourself to one of our favourite new garden furniture designs on page 44? Talking of new designs, we’ve gone all contemporary on our kitchen and bathroom pages this issue, from glossy kitchens (p.55) to super sleek suites (p.48), you’re sure to find a look you love. Meanwhile, if you’re thinking of updating your bedroom, look no further than this month’s makeovers (p.24), and if you’re trying to choose a new colour for your next decorating scheme then why not try this season’s hottest shade – Denim Drift? On page 36 we’ve got some great colour scheming ideas to make this gorgeous shade of blue work in any home. Finally, make sure you take a peek at our recipe pages this month, as we’ve got some delicious ways to cool down with frozen desserts and ice lollies (p.100).
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