If you think of upcycled furniture as a colourful slick of paint with some new matching knobs, then you are a missing out on the burgeoning trend which comes with a big sustainability thumbs up.
Take an ancient, old fashioned, beaten up grimy bureau. Chances are it will look downtrodden in most homes. However, once upcycled, it can become a striking statement piece in any colour and any design to settle in any home.
Perhaps that is not to your taste and prefer something a little understated, somber, more unisex and less summery.
A chest of drawers can be subdued and gentle or they can be bold and striking. Upcycling is certainly not bland.
Cabinets & Sideboards
What a wealth of choice there is to take a utilitarian practical piece of useful storage furniture into a new stratosphere! From a classy and subdued sideboard to the hutzpah and decadence of a cocktail cabinet, upcycling gives it all; certainly more than you would find in a furniture retail shop.
If you feel inclined to try your hand at upcycling, do your research, watch tutorials, learn the tricks before you go shopping for a tin of gloopy gloss. It took a lot of time and effort to undo this previously upcycled attempt! But do not let this dissuade you.
Alternatively, get a professional to do it for you. That way you can rest assured that you will take delivery of a quality item of furniture tailored to your own specific design. Take a look at our commissions page to spark ideas.
To upcycle is to reuse unwanted items in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original. And it doesn’t cost the earth.