14 Jul

New Furniture Restoration Project

Old Chair For Restoration

Old Chair For Restoration

On a recent trip to our local recycling centre in Shepshed I spotted this fine, but unloved specimen and thought I could maybe give it a new lease of life. I didn’t steal it btw, I explained to the staff there what I was planning to do with it and they let me take it Free of Charge 🙂

I’ve not a clue how old it is, maybe 1960’s or 1970’s, it could even be newer than that, but something about it’s simple clean shape caught my eye. I’ve always fancied having a go at restoring a piece of furniture, up to now we’ve nearly always bought new items, but this should be a nice project to get me started.

A quick session with the paint stripper and a new coat of sprayed gloss, plus a new seat of course and this beauty should look quite nice indeed. I’ve no idea where I’m going to put it, but we’ll face that when it’s finished. Our local Ikea stock a good range of hard wearing material that will more than likely be suitable for the seat cover. I’ll have to go hunting through their bargain bins for an offcut that will do the job.

13 Jul

New Web Project – The Scalextric Shop

Scalextric Slot Car Shop

Scalextric Slot Car Shop

This is my latest project, The Scalextric Shop. The shop is a dedicated store focusing on the vast range of products from Scalextric, which includes many Standard and Digital Sets, Slot Cars, Slot Car Track and accessories for slot racing enthusiasts, young and old.

I’ve teamed up with Amazon.co.uk for this shop which allows me to give customers the best possible shopping & customer service experience possible. Read More

11 Jul

New Web Project – Musicians Gear

Musicians Gear Musical Instrument Shop

Musicians Gear Musical Instrument Shop

Another in the line of small Amazon powered shops in my portfolio. This makes use of a domain I’ve had kicking around for sometime and not used (one of the 300 or so!). Musicians Gear has turned out to be quite a large Musical Instrument shop, stocking virtually every instrument and accessory available, from Grand Pianos to Bass Guitars, Bassoons to Picolos, Mixing Desks to Guitar strings. The inventory is simply huge! I’ve teamed up with Amazon again for this project, allowing me to give customers the best service possible when shopping for Musical Instruments. They also get fantastic discounts too…

Behind the scenes it uses The easiest way to build a complete Amazon Affiliate Store which is Associate O Matic and enables you to build  customizable, Amazon powered web stores very quickly. If you’re interested in having your own Amazon Affiliate Store on your site, I can offer full installation and customization services now, so please drop me a line here with your requirements and I’ll be in touch.