Most farmhouses will have a wicker basket left over from a Christmas hamper, an old dresser or a pine table that could do with a new lease of life or a kitchen chair that would benefit from a lick of paint.

In a new DIY series exclusively with Irish Country Living, upcycler extraordinaire Joanne Condon of Kyle Lane will be sharing her top tips to give these common household items the “wow” factor, with expert techniques including white-washing, stencilling and transferring font.