Over the past month, I’ve been getting my DIY on at Interiors Addict and Reno Addict HQ. It’s involved a lot of firsts, the most frightening being that of using an electric sander! However, I can happily inform you that all body parts remain intact!
However, the reason for doing this hasn’t been my want for a new job (I’ll stick to writing, thank you very much!). Rather, I, along with seven other design personalities, have been upcycling for a cause, as part of the Feast Watson Re-Love Project.
Now in its third consecutive year, the project sees a range of pre-loved timber furniture items given a new lease of life, as they are transformed into unique statement pieces. I’m upcycling a table, but that’s all I can tell you at the moment! Once the pieces are completed, each designer’s creation will be available for sale on eBay from 8 to 17 July, with all proceeds donated to the Salvos Stores.
There’s some very impressive people taking part (I’d be lying if I said I didn’t completely freak out when I found out who!) including iconic furniture designer and maker, Mark Tuckey, leading interior and event stylist, Steve Cordony and Real Living editor-in-chief, Deb Bibby!
In the lead-up to the items being available for sale you can follow each designer’s progress, or find inspiration for an upcycling project at Feast Watson’s website. Also follow our sneak peeks on our Instagram and Feast Watson’s Instagram using the hashtag #Feastwastonrelove2015.