Up-cycle as a way of Life, from boxes to chairs, your loved objects need some TLC and you a new skill !

To book on one of my Up-cycling Furniture workshops see below for link ! I cant wait to meet you there … 

Spring is coming along and with it pink flowers on the Japanese trees and a new urge to declutter.… suddenly the windows are flying opened and dust start showing up in the lovely sun-rays … Do you ever feel you have all too much “stuff” around you and have the urge to take it all to the nearer charity shop… dump ??? Ready for some fresh, clean, crisp new items to replace the old ones….

Well I say stop right there ! … you could be making such a big mistake… how about up-cycling them ? giving objects who have fallen out of your Love… a new lease of life, I believe objects have a soul and they hate being discarded at the first ray of sunshine … they want to be given a chance to shine again, to be loved, to become again your fav box… your fav chair… and you could be doing just this.

Up-cycling, is one of these new buzz word… Remaking is another one. Well you don’t exactly make anything… you just give them a good clean, a fresh coat of paint and some fancy finishes… fancy like stencilling, Decoupage, textured stencilling….  you know just like when you feel you need a change and get your hair cut or coloured… you would not want to change head when you need a change right?  they always say if you don’t feel so well go to the hairdresser and suddenly you feel much better.  Why not apply this rule to your loved objects…. give them a make over and suddenly the shape you always liked but now pink and stencilled will make you happy again.

They say images say 1000 word… just check out those babies…. three boxes “remade” by some of my up-cycling participants this season… three ladies age between 20 and 60 with very different taste… so much diversity and yet same techniques… painting, stencilling, decoupage…

I have a few spaces left on my next blocks of Up-cycling furniture workshops … do you have any objects to up-cycle? We are a match made in heaven… join my class and I will fill you in techniques … you do the hard work and get the reward… and your objects… are so happy to be given another chance…

Another buzz word is “ZERO WASTE” …

So if you want to join in the fun check the two links below… :

My block of 8 weeks of Upcycling Furniture in Glasgow starting on the 30th April Book here

My block of 8 weeks of Upcycling Furniture in Glasgow starting on the 2nd May Book here

I look forward to see you and your old boxes there…



Betty xx


Published by bettysbeautifullife

I am a Christie's trained artist born in France but living in Glasgow. I work with Eco Techniques like Natural dyes, Eco Printing and Indigo dyeing using recycled material. I learn, teach and share my techniques, I work with communities and travel to Asia

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