Since April, I’ve been busy, transforming a tired timber table into a vibrant and unique designer piece, all in the name of charity. And now, I can finally show you the finished product!
Like with any DIY project it came with its trials and tribulations (including our publisher Jen having her baby Seb half way through the design process… how selfish!) but I can now say it’s complete and I’m extremely happy with how it turned out.
My table, along with my fellow designers’ pieces (such as two beds by furniture designer Mark Tuckey and a sideboard by stylist Steve Cordony), will now go up for auction. Running from Wednesday 8 July to Friday 17 July, all proceeds go to Salvos Stores.
While upcycling continues to grow in popularity, it seems it hasn’t quite extended to medium and large furniture pieces, with people (myself included) choosing to throw away tired pieces rather than consider their potential. The Re-Love Project shows just how a little TLC can inject personality into second-hand furniture and give it a new lease on life. I must say it’s certainly changed my outlook on DIY!
To find out more information about the project or for inspiration for an up-cycling project you can complete at home, visit the Feast Watson website.