#InteriorInfluence19: 23 Irish DIY or upcycling interiors accounts worth noting

By Keeva Tyrrell 18-10-2019

It's time! We're announcing our full shortlists for the Interior Influence 2019 Awards, celebrating Ireland's online creative community in House and Home style. We wanted to shine a light on all of our incredible nominees - and believe us, there is A LOT of talent out there - by introducing you to the shortlisted accounts in every category. B

Upcycling pre-loved items or taking part in a DIY project can be a great way your to give your furniture or space a new lease of life. This is the shortlist for the Best DIY or Upcycling account, sponsored by Fleetwood Paints.

In alphabetical order, these are the 19 Irish Instagrammers who are getting creative with their DIY or upcycling projects.

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DAY ONE -OCTOBER 🍁 🍂 _____________________________________ Today is the start of a new month and boy did it arrive with a bang! Or maybe boy did it arrive with a bluster might be a better phrase! It’s howling outside and I think storm Lorenzo is coming for us, so it’s time to batten down the hatches and light the stove! . . It’s also the beginning of a new round of prompts @storyofmyhome and @myhousethismonth so I’m sharing the prompts here! The prompt for today @storyofmyhome is #everynowandthen well every now and then I love to look back at old pictures of the house when it was for sale and compare them to now just to see how far we’ve come! The hallway was one of the worst spaces so it’s certainly of my favourite paint jobs. It took buckets and buckets of primer and paint to transform these pesky pine features and a lot of hard work! It certainly seemed never ending at times as I did it all myself and it almost put me off painting for life! It’s done now though and I hope you’ll agree it looks waaaaay better xx 😘 #pimpupmypad #myhometoinspire #myhousethismonth #storyofmyhome #beforeandafterdecor #beforeandafter #transformationtuesday #paintitbeautiful #diyrenovation #upcycledfurniture #myrenostory #myinteriorstyle #myinteriorvibes #interiorsquareshare #interiorstyling #houseplants #ikeaatmine #hallwaydecor #hallway #houserenovations #housereno #renovator #farmhouse #irishinteriors

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Name: Catherine - @an_irish_homelife

Following: 4,552

About: Upcycling well-loved furniture and giving them a new lease of life is a skill that Catherine has mastered over the years.

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Day 16 @houseandhomemagazine prompt is DRAWERS. I’ve put these up on Instagram a few times and told the story. Sorry if you’ve read before. These antique oak filing boxes used to file dental charts from a old dental clinic I once worked in. When the clinic went all modern & computerized these were going in the skip! So I filled the boot of my car 🤷‍♀️ I only wish I took more of them ! I plan on putting these in my bathroom when I decorate it next month .. It’s FRIDAY & a LaLaLaLa long weekend ☘️🇮🇪#myhouseandhome #mygorgeousgaff GREEN IN MY GAFF #mystylishspaceanddecor GO GREEN #myvintageabode #rockinteriors VINTAGE #jungalino #fafffriday #apartmenttherapy #myplantparadise #planthappiness🌱 #plantsofinstagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantstyling #lovelysquares #jungalowstyle #drinkstrolley #drinkstrollyupcycle #drinkstrolleyfriday

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Name: Joanne - @aproudhome

Following: 28.1k

About: Joanne's crafty furniture projects prove that you can transform just about anything once your have an idea and the right tools.

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Kitchen kit out for day 3 of @houseandhomemagazine and three is the magic number for @storyofmyhome Our decoupaged kitchen door fronts are still working one year on! Having a small budget really challenges you to think creatively when kitting out your home. From putting spare floorboards on the door, upcycling Ikea crates and using 1950s magazines..our teeny tiny kitchen functions better and somehow is still the place where our magic threesome (and lucca) in this house hangout. #myhouseandhome #storyofmyhome #kitcheninspo #howihome #howivintage #slowliving #interiors123 #irishhomes #stylishhomevibes #walltowallstyle #myinteriorstyletoday #myinteriorvibe #myeclecticshack #myeclectichome #ihavethisthingwithcolour #banthebeige #colourpop #colourlover #ikeahack #ikeaatmine #mycreativeinterior #thatsdarling #mydiymydecor #mythriftedhome #mycolourfulinterior #irishdiyers #pocketofmyhome #cornerofmyhome #myconsideredhome #myseasonalrevamp

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Name: Catherine - @catherinedaly7111

Following: 556

About: Repurposing old or pre-loved furniture, Catherine has managed to create a collection of new units to style in her home.

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Hey all!! Happy Saturday, the little man is off for a play date so it’s Carrow Lane day for me! 🙌 Eventually got around to shooting this piece 💛 I have it a while now and have grown quite attached as it’s was my first time to tackle hand painting on furniture. I picked up this piece for the princely sum of £5 and spent a total of £10 on paint doing it up 👏 if you were to pay me for the man hrs spent however it’s priceless 😂 Trial and error is not the word for it 🤦🏼‍♀️ I originally tried chalk paint...I know rookie mistake!! 😂 Anyway I got there in the end and will finally be selling it next week 😞 You can’t tell from this pic but the interiors are hot pink! Swipe over for a look. So here you have it the power of paint...🎨 #mygorgeousgaff . Sorry @cathyflamingo couldn’t resist the urge to tag you 🤦🏼‍♀️😘 . . . . . . . #mybohoshelfie #mybohoshelfie #howivintage #spotlightonmyhome #myhouseandhome #myhomevibe #eclectichome #scandiboho #interiorwarrior #businesschicks #creativehappylife #finditstyleit #styleithappy #cornerofmyhome #sassyhomestyle #interiorboom #myhometrend #urbanjungle #walltowallstyle #luxuryinteriorsonabudget #rockininteriors #retrointerior #myspaceanddecor #mystylishspace #bohovibes #darkinteriors #styleithappy #irishinteriors #irishdesigner #budgetdecor #flamingo 💛🌿🌵

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Name: Cathy - @cathymcgovern_carrowlane

Following: 4,143

About: Cathy has a knack for finding brilliant budget furniture that she then completely transform into beautiful pieces of art.

Name: Catherine - @ck_ireland

Following: 2,709

About: DIY-lover Catherine has a talent for creating stunning punch needle wall art to which she styles beautifully around her home.

Name: Catherine - @daintydressdiaries

Following: 65.1k

About: From cat tents to kitchen cabinets, Catherine posts new DIY or upcycling projects on a regular basis so you'll have plenty of ideas to work with.

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P I M P E D T H E I S L A N D • So we bought a box of this old flooring over Easter and finally got round to doing our little project. This took a few days to do and we got covered in old tar and Mike put a chisel through the tip of his finger... but it turned out sweeeet so all bad memories have disappeared! • • • • • #diy #diyhomedecor #budgetinteriors #herringbone #parquetfloor #sorealhomes #houseandhome #island #kitchendecor #kitcheninspo #belfast #stylishhomevibes #northernirishinteriors #northernireland #irishinteriors #interiormilk #ournihomes #myhomevibe #myeclecticshack #storyofmyhome #styleithappy #interiordesign #plantsofinstagram #cornerofmyhome #concretekitchen #ecodecor #ecointeriors #upcycledfurniture #farrowandball #settingplaster

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Name: Laura - @dixiesyard

Following: 3,896

About: Laura's upcycled designs are beautifully orchestrated and always budget-friendly!

Name: Bronagh - @foxhollowstyle

Following: 4,462

About: Experimenting with paint, Bronagh's creative projects will inspire you to introduce more colour into your home.

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Another part of our kitchen I wanted to share with you is our kitchen dining area (still not quite finished surprise surprise!). You can see I integrated the fridge/freezer, hid the microwave and made sure we had plenty of pantry storage with those tall cupboards. So happy we decided to be brave and go for it with @farrowandball pitch black! Dennis made our last dining table using scaffold planks and we really did love it however, when we took a trip in to @caseysfurniture a few months ago we decided to go in a different direction 🙊 We spotted this beautiful table (it also extends) and bench made from reclaimed timber that we found impossible to leave behind ❤ I decided to pair it all with some old school chairs, couldn't say which I love more now! *Casey's is one of my favourite stores and their customer service is second to none, I highly recommend a visit if you haven't already been👌 On another note, has anybody any tips how to finally get all this dust and plaster out of the grouting and off the floor? It's meant to be grey, I've scrubbed and scrubbed! 😱

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Name: @houseoffourwinds

Following: 2,153

About: Incorporating upcycled designs into various parts of her home, Aisling has created pieces that are sustainable but still look incredible.

Name: Joanne - @joannecondon

Following: 16.8k

About: As author of Furniture Crush, a furniture painting guide, and regularly running creative workshops, you can trust that you'll find ample colour and DIY inspiration on Joanne's Instagram account.

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Good evening from a nearly ready to put on my grid Hannah's bedroom. We've a few bits to do in here, namely mirrors, shelves and pictures. I treated the room to this gorgeous plant earlier today. Isn't it lovely and a steal at only €10 😊 Grand plans for this evening of Netflix and wine but our power is after going 😭😭 hopefully it'll be back soon. 'Upcycled' is today's prompt on the @houseandhomemagazine and I bring you two in the one picture. The chair was once teak or mahogany (swipe over to see the bottom that I forgot to paint 🙈) I've had it for around 6 years, it was originally pink and I recently painted it this gorgeous blue from @anniesloanhome for the nursery. I also attacked the photo frame which is from the ribba range from IKEA. That's all folks. Have a lovely evening. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #interiorinfluence19 #interiorsquareshare#myhouseandhome #mygorgeousgaff #interiordesign #irishhome #apartmenttherapy #finditstyleit #dailydecordose #bluechair #upcycle #nursery #babybedroom #ikeaatmine #ikeahack #faffthegaff #interiors123 #walltowallstyle #styledupinterior #sahstylists #spotlightonmyhome #dailyhomeshare #dabblingwithdecor

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Name: Brenda - @justmyhomeinireland

Following: 2,620

About: Embracing bold colours, Brenda has given pre-loved furniture a complete makeover.

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Still my favourite wall in the house at the moment, even if it is impossible to photograph! The scale stencil was kindly #gifted to me by @stencilrevolution and I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I used eight tester paint pots and some cut up dish sponges to apply it and it worked like a charm. Stencilling is such a great way to add big impact for very little money. @houseandhomemagazine day 9 - Wall to wall #myhouseandhome #myinteriorstyletoday #myinteriorvibe #myinspiringinterior #mycreativeinterior #myhomestyle #stencilled #featurewall #mermaidbathroom #nauticalbathroom #mermaidstyle #kidsbathroom #nauticalbutnice #creatorsie #creativehome #irishdiyers #irishinteriordesign #irishinteriors #irishbloggers #interiorforinspo #interiorinspo #interiorstyle #interiors123 #makedoanddiy

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Name: Linda - @makedoanddiy

Following: 1,084

About: DIY-enthusiast Linda works with stencils to create her own mural wall painting which works just as effectively as wallpaper.

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For the past few days I’ve been dipping in and out of revamping the utility room floor. It’s a room that is hugely important in our house but is the least loved! I have grand plans to extend which will include a amazing “has it all “ utility, but that’s a year away. In the meantime I needed to show it some love. The floor was solid wood it was installed when the house was built many moons ago. It has seen better days and was scratched and with lots of water marks. My plan was to stencil as I had seen so many amazing transformation with stencils, I had even bought two stencils... but for some reason I couldn’t get my head around doing the continuation pattern without making a huge balls of it. So I put the base coat down, it needed two of the Matt black I used Rustins quick drying wood and metal paint. Then I marked out a boarder with a ruler and chalk, going over it with frog tape. Then I just kept going with the boarders, avoiding using the stencil 🙄 and this is what it turn out like. I’m delighted as it looks clean. I sealed it with a strong varnish. I am looking at the PVC door now and I’m think it needs a coat of something! Watch this space. You can see my highlights for the whole process. #revamprestylereveal #homeshakeup #moreismoredecor #myhomestyle #spotthetrend #doingyourownthing #livingroomdecor #styleithappyhome #myinteriorstyletoday #interior125 #stylingtips #pocketofmyhome #myeclecticshack #myhomeforhp #styledupinteriors #rockininteriors #sassyhomestyle #thedecorsocial #mycreativeinteriors #acornerofmyhome #styledupinterior #houseandhome

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Name: Grace - @myhomemythrone

Following: 4,516

About: Painting over well-worn tiles or floor boards is a quick, affordable fix but it's also an opportunity for you to get creative, take inspiration from Grace's revamp of her utility room floor.

 

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I'm so excited... My room makeover is finally out. Swipe to see the before 👉🏼 I had so much fun creating this space thanks to @crownpaintsireland and @houseandhomemagazine It was literally the most boring, unused space and now I've my very own plant room. It's like my little pink escape. And Matilda loves it too. And anyone who's been asking where I moved my locker from my hallway... Here it is in all it's glory, loving life. Huge thanks for the super talented @plpix for the shots and Penny Crawford for the styling. And of course big thanks to @kirstiemcdermott @houseandhomemagazine and @crownpaintsireland for giving me this opportunity. Hope you all like it. . . . #ad #gifted #myhouseandhome #behindthepaint #transformation #tranformationtuesday #plantsofinstagram #houseplants #houseplantsofinstagram #plantroom #homerenovations #homediy #dailydecordetail #dailydiy #diyinteriors #diypainting #catstagram #catsofinstagram #sodomino #realhomesofinstagram #designmilk #designsponge #homeihome #mygorgeousgaff #myeclecticshack #stylishhomevibes

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Name: Lynn - @myoldbrandnewhome

Following: 5,791

About: Adding wall art is a simple way to decorate but Lynn took it that next step further and has created impressive  DIY ombre walls to add extra style her space.

 

Name: Darran - @oldvictoriannew

Following: 16.4k

About: Get inspired by Darran's incredible upcycle projects which are really simple and practical to recreate.

 

Name: Marie - @paint_it_white_

Following: 1,410

About: A fan of charity shops, Marie has a knack for finding pre-loved pieces and putting her own personal creative stamp on them.

Name: Paul - @phoneboxman

Following: 502

About: Revamping an original mid century Irish phonebox is no mean feat but Paul has a talent for refurbishing them back to their former glory.

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Well hello Friday! Anyone else feel this week has flown by and it’s the last of March already!⠀ ⠀ So it seems my risky kitchen shot paid off and my post got the most little hearts I’ve had in ages! Just shows you never know what way the IG chips will fall. 🤷🏼‍♀️ There were a good few fabulous suggestions for the revamp. One I’m loving is Karen of @homing_in_progress idea of Sulking Room Pink on the cabinets. It’s such a beautiful colour and totally different from what I’d been thinking of but one which might grow legs, watch this space. 😁⠀ ⠀ ‘Green Goddess’ for day 29 of #storyofmyhome ‘Upcycling’ for #myhouseandhome ⠀ ⠀ Continuing the new angles approach, I figured our Kitchen island hadn’t featured in a good while. So I hopped myself up on to the kitchen worktop yesterday and sat as far back as I could to take this one. ⠀ ⠀ The island itself was made by Mr R’s Dad, using offcuts of timber and ply he already had in his workshop, so cost us nothing. I then painted it In Amsterdam Green @chalkpaintireland and we put it on castors so it could be easily moved out of the way if we need to. The two matching storage crates and the smaller middle one Mr R made from pallet wood, upcycling at its best. The HP sauce crate was a fantastic bargain auction buy. ⠀ ⠀ We’re planning an extension to this bad boy with a slightly longer worktop, which will cantilever over toward the dining space, to give a little more prep room. ⠀ ⠀ Have a fantastic Friday everyone, I’m going with my sister in law to the new store opening of @jysk.ie can’t wait! 😁⠀ ⠀ #retwigged #stylishhomevibes #palletmakes #kitchenisland #upcycledfurniture #mycolourfulinterior #palletfurniture #palletproject #howivintage #myvintageabode #interiorepitome #sorealhomes

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Name: Sarah - @retwiggd

Following: 5,396

About: Sarah's clever upcycled creations add a unique and personal touch to her home.

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Happy Friday friends! (Not too worried about it being the 13th, things will go wrong if they must...😂) Why is there a chair in the middle of the kitchen? Well I was just cleaning the window as the sun shining (Yay!) made it very obvious how absolutely filthy it was and after coming down off the chair I thought that oh it’s pretty cute right there, so there it is. And it also is UPCYCLED, like this entire kitchen. #myhouseandhome . . . . . #myeclecticshack #mycolourfulinterior #storyofmyhome #pinkinmygaff #koti #gifted #prints #behindthepaint #kitchen #plantstyling #kitchenrevamp #urbaanitviidakot #interiorstyling #crashbangcolour #walltowallstyle #colourmyhome #colorismyjam #apartmenttherapy #interiormilk #designsponge #wallart #walldecor #stylishhomevibes #artfullyhomes #scrollstoppinghome #ikeaatmine #favouritecolourfriday #midcenturymodern #danishdesign

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Name: Saara - @saara_mcloughlin

Following: 4,489

About: Having previously undertaken a range of upcycling projects in her home, notably her incredible kitchen makeover, Saara is a pro at giving her interiors a complete refresh.

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I wouldn't mind hopping back in here right now 🤪 I'm sore from painting this week and digging foundations to lay a path into the new shed 💪 . I'm also trying to bring our lawn back to life after I poisened and killed it 😭 Totally by accident of course and it looks like I set fire to it 🔥 I fed it two weeks ago and it was lush and green so I don't know why I bothered 🙈 but whatever I put on it killed the whole lawn 😲 It said "Lawn Feed" on the box, but kills weeds too......LIES!!!!!! ☹️ So I put a layer of topsoil down and I'll plant grass seed today as September is the last month of the year I can attempt to grow grass so fingers crossed it'll come back or I'm suing Miracle Gro for a new lawn 😂 Have a great day everyone xx . . . . Previously gifted cushions by @kingrose_home . . . #mydiyhome #bohemianinteriors #decorideas #designsponge #mydiyhome #originmagazine #sodomino #mybohoabode #bohotribex #gypsytribex #nestandthrive #pocketofmyhome #thejungalow #jungalowstyle #apartmenttherapy #timeouthomes #boholover #bohostyle #bohointeriors #myhyggehome #eclecticdecor #interiors4alle #myinterior #interior_deluxe #homeinspuration #interior_magasinet #homesofinstagram #interior4inspo #interiorstyling #myhousebeautiful

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Name: Yvonne -@sixat21

Following: 122k

About: From bed frames to kitchen tables, Yvonne's home is a treasure trove of gorgeous repurposed furniture and accessories.

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Name: Rose -  @theheywhohouse

Following: 635

About: Breathing new life into tired furniture, Rose has totally transformed some incredible pieces with her furniture makeovers.

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Are you ready for the most epic upcycle?? Swipe over! I was actually half nervous painting this because it's such a beautiful piece, I got it from a friend who wanted to make space so I had nothing to lose! I used @johnstonesireland Midnight Sapphire which is actually a wall paint so I varnished it after with two coats of @ronseal.uk it took 4 coats of paint to get it good and dark. My main mistake being that, after sanding and priming, I should have done one if not two layers with a paint brush (I used a roller for every layer) and then the last coat with a roller but sure you live and learn, thanks @carlowpainthub for that tip! . This was hard, especially trying to keep a 13 month old out of the pot of paint and hoping none of the four would brush up against it while the paint dried, miraculously they never touched it 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ . I didn't paint the inside of the drawers because it's a tight enough fit already and some of them are currently sticking so I've been told that Vaseline or a rub of a candle might do the trick! . What do you think? I absolutely adore it, I think it just takes makes it fit our home, I'd been after something similar for a long time and just like that it feel into my hands! Thanks Ciara ❤️❤️❤️ . #mumof4 #momblogger #mummydiaries #mummyblogger #irishblogger #diyhomeprojects #diyhomedecor #upcycled #painteddresser #hallwaydecor #houseandhome #irishdiyers #irishinteriors #interior_design

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Name: Eimear - @eimearhutchinson

Following: 28.1k

About: With just a lick of paint, Eimear has transformed some of her favourite pieces of furniture into new and stylish statement features in her home.

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I’m still a day behind on #myhouseandhome challenge but I’m catching up and this is for day 14 “breathing room” and I’m only delighted to sit down and breath and put my feet up 🙌🏻 I’m exhausted after my Upcycle today THANKYOU all so much for all your lovely lovely messages❤️❤️ I appreciate every single one!! This paint took sooooo long to dry and my hubby nearly killed me BUT it was worth the pain and grief! Check out my stories for the upcycle😂 SWIPE FOR BEFORE AND AFTER!! #myvintagehome #interiordesign #myhome #myhouse #mygorgeousgaff #interiors #interiorstyling #interior4you1 #interiorismo #interior123 #myhometrend #myhomevibe #myvintagevibe #myhomestyle #upcycle #vintagecabinet #pink #pinkfurniture #vintageroom #fairylights #irishDIYers

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Name: Katrina - @vintageirishkat

Following: 25.6k

About: Adding colour and print to tired furniture has allowed Katrina to create unique and stylish home furnishings.

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