Upcycling is a great way to breathe life into furniture pieces you have had around for years or reviving an old piece that would have otherwise been discarded. We are firm believers that an investment in a quality item of furniture can be well loved for decades, saving money and waste. From adding a lick of paint to an old cabinet to upholstering a headboard, the possibilities are endless!

Pieces of Eight, a husband and wife team based in North Wales, have built a business around the concept of upcycling. They source well-made furniture items from around the UK and lovingly restore them using decoupage and paint techniques into pieces you are proud to have in your home. The process is naturally environmentally friendly, from saving perfectly good items ending up in landfill to using small offcuts of wallpapers to create unique pieces.

www.piecesofeightdesign.com

At Curve we have taken upcycling into our own hands by reviving a 20 year old Poliform bed by re-upholstering the headboard with a gorgeous new fabric and given new life to an old Missoni pouffe by adding a new upholstered top to hide the natural wear and tear.

A friend of Curve’s has recently rummaged around the studio and found an off cut of beautiful fabric to cleverly upholster this footstool which was an ugly, stained red finish, now taking pride of place in her fabulous home! Fellow creatives are often making use of leftover fabrics and samples to make a whole range of crafty projects, from cushions to bags, framed artworks or even a scarf! The sky is the limit and we love to see what people can create, and reduce waste at the same time.

The possibilities with upcycling are endless and the results allow you to enjoy quality furniture for years to come!