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Stacey Solomon has a genius way of upcycling her furniture

With a helping hand from her son Leighton

Chloe Best

Stacey Solomon and her son Leighton did a fun after-school activity together on Tuesday evening – upcycling some furniture at their new home. The Loose Women star showed how she was adding a glamorous touch to a pink footstool she had bought earlier that day using jewelled buttons.

"So I bought a pouffe today, and me and Leighton are going to vajazzle it and make it look really pretty," Stacey said in an Instagram video. "I bought some little buttons that I'm going to put into these little holes, and hopefully… so much better right?!"

Stacey Solomon upcycled her furniture with jewelled buttons

The 29-year-old's son Leighton was on hand with a glue gun, putting glitter glue on the fabric so the gems could be stuck on. And Stacey was certainly pleased with the finished result, as she showed it off in another Instagram clip, saying: "So much better!"

GALLERY: See inside Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash's new house

Stacey and her sons, Zachary and Leighton, moved in with her boyfriend Joe Swash in October, and have slowly been working to make their new house a home. On Saturday, she and Joe visited IKEA together to shop for some more furniture and accessories, where she couldn't resist joking about filling the house with sparkling unicorns and making fun of Joe for wanting "gross" wrestling mats.

Stacey's son Leighton helped her to embellish her footstool

The couple have shared several photos and videos from inside their "together home" on social media, complete with a walk-in wardrobe and open plan living room, kitchen and dining area that features a striking exposed brick wall.

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Stacey revealed her excitement at finally living with Joe in the summer, although she admitted it had given her a new insight into some of his bad habits. "He has no idea how to do a weekly shop and what to buy, and he spray tans on a regular basis inside the house, leaving a constant green-brown tinge on all of the surfaces," she wrote in her Fabulous column. "However, no matter how much these things would bug me if somebody else did them – and they really would send me over the edge – it has rarely scratched the surface."

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