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Choosing Second Hand Items for Our Baby

2016-10-22 00:00:00By Rachael McLaughin

Local & Community

Miniature Tudor House - Recreating a Bygone Age in the World of Miniature

Mike's hobby started by chance. With an interest in carpentry, he found himself taking up a part-finished miniature Tudor house belonging to his late father-in-law. Today he builds miniature Tudor houses, and he tells Preloved all about it!

2016-09-28 00:00:03By Mike Scott

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Preloved Member - Restoring Furniture

Emma is a Preloved member who restores and upcycles items of furniture. In light of Restoration Day, we asked her to talk about how she chooses her projects, where she finds inspiration and what restoration means to her.

2016-08-18 00:00:24By Emma Haddock

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Preloved Member - Restoring a Rocking Horse

Beth has quite the interesting hobby; she restores rocking horses. Today she tells us how this niche interest came about and showcases some of her latest work.

2016-08-16 00:00:45By Beth Pritchard

Local & Community

Preloved Member - Restoring a Banjo

Mike is a Preloved member who has restored several musical instruments over the years. We asked him to talk about how it all started, and to share why he thinks restored items are important.

2016-08-15 00:00:16By Mike Clark

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Rachael's Tips on Making Your Wedding More Personal

Rachael and Kieron married after a very long engagement. Rachael's interests range from reading, sci-fi to craft work. A cross-stitch lover and new mum, she works as a custormer service specialist, which she will return to after her maternity leave.

2016-08-01 10:36:11By Rachael McLaughlin

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Love Preloved?

We want to hear from you! We love hearing about what our members get up to. Whether it’s restoring an old campervan or finding second hand gems at car boot sales, all stories are welcome, and we’ll publish the best ones right here on the Preloved blog.

2016-01-05 16:06:33By Amy Lockley


Jelena Pticek: Upcycling Inspo from Annie Sloan's Painter in Residence

Annie Sloan's Painter in residence, Jelena Pticek, tells the Preloved community about her upcycling career, the new techniques she's been using, and where she sourced her inspiration for her latest pieces.

2015-10-09 10:01:09By Jelena Pticek

Preloved News

Join the Editorial Team and Help Revitalise the Preloved Blog!

Are you a fan of the Preloved blog? Would you like to have an article of your own on here someday? We are looking for talented writers and Preloved members with specialist expertise to join us in making the blog an even better place to visit. Keep reading to learn more!

2015-09-05 13:54:43By Justine Dench


Member Upcycling Ideas | Furniture With Attitude

We love hearing what our members get up too here at Preloved, not least when it involves giving potential landfill items, new leases of life! Furniture with Attitude is a business set up by creative upcycler Angie. Learn what inspired her to chase her dream.

2015-08-01 10:53:53By Angie from Furniture with Attitude