Spring has sprung

Hi everyone.

Happy Easter. 

The weather has been unusually amazing the last few days! 

The clocks have changed and it’s officially spring, I love sunshine and it just lifts everyone’s mood. 

I made the most of the sunshine and have a few pictures of things iv upcycled in the garden. 

This little deck chair was sadly heading for the skip but I saw the potential! 

I used a small tin of ronseal garden paint im the shade “sapling green”. 

Keep an eye out for anyone throwing out old furniture as a lot can be salvaged and you’ll save a fortune. 

Last year I painted my shade with Cuprinol stain in the shade “cherry blossom”. 

I picked up the wooden bunting in dunnes stores for €10 and it is two metres long. 

My garden is really simple, I have no fancy decking or fancy plants so I brighten it up with fun furniture. 

This garden bench is for the front of my garden and it sits under my window. 

I got this last year in the autumn sales for €45, I don’t have a before pic but it was dark green and wood. 

I painted the sides in autentico “frozen fountain” and then sprayed the wood in an ivory shade with cheap spray paint.

I put a little french stencil on it to. 

My sewing class, 

My class was not on over easter so I practising making some cushions and some little hearts. 

I picked up this fabric in hickeys, I just love the colours in it. 

I used it to upholster the chair and then used some for a cushion also. 

Im learning to make bunting and stuffed hearts in my next class and was too eager so I watched some YouTube videos and made this little stuffed heart. 

I’m still practising a few designs for the box frames before I start to sell them. 

Let me know what you think? 

Hope your all enjoying the sun and not stuck in work for too long xx 

Don’t forget to follow on Instagram @daintydressdiaries

Chat soon,




  1. The dainty dress diaries
    April 12, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    Aw thanks so much, I just checked out your blogpost! Love seeing all the work of the crafty ladies xx

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