There’s often times when I work on schemes and clients have items of furniture that they don’t want to get rid of, but won’t go with the scheme that they want. So I suggest we upcycle! It’s a bit of a trend at the moment and involves taking current, or reclaimed, furniture and giving it a new lease of life.
Personally I love it as it gives history to the piece and also it a real talking point to the room. It also gives you the option to have it exactly how you would like it! I was asked to comment on an article Katheryn Sharman was writing for UK Handmade Magazine, and it featured the pink chair in my living room, which started life as a traditonal wing back chair in a duck egg damask fabric. It’s being totally changed by the Designers Guild Hot Pink fabric and green buttons, and everyone comments on how much they like it when they come in!
Kathryn has her own blog that read more on here