Repair and Reuse at WHALE Arts

Do you have any old, worn or broken furniture? There’s no need to rush to the shops or throw it out! Upcycle, and customise it the way you want it. It’s thrifty, creative, and easier than you might think!

The Repair & Reuse project at WHALE Arts is keen to recruit new participants. The group, which runs Wednesday’s, 1.00pm to 4.00pm at WHALE Arts, offers individuals the opportunity to learn new painting, decorating and design skills to transform household items.

The group have recently finished work on a table from WHALE which has been imaginatively re-decorated as a piano, in keeping with their musically themed Green Room. They have also just commenced work transforming an old bed into a garden bench.

The group is free to access and full support and guidance is provided by Victoria Meacham of VM Funishing. If you are interested why not pop along to WHALE on Wednesday afternoons to find out more and see what support is available. Participants are welcome to bring along their own household items for working on. One participant recently fixed and re-upholstered a set of dining chairs and others have been working with bedside cabinets to create boutique TV stands and cabinets. The possibilities are endless!

The Repair and Reuse project offers participants with the rare opportunity to learn more about furniture upcycling, a new approach to household design and decoration. Looking for ideas? Why not have a look at the hundreds of creative furniture upcyling projects undertaken on the popular ‘catalog of ideas’ photo sharing website Pintrest for some inspiration then come along to WHALE Arts and do it yourself!

For more information please email or pay a visit to one of Westburn CAN’s horticulture hubs on Monday and Friday 10.30am – 2.30pm at the WHALE Arts Centre to learn more about this project and other exciting initiatives taking place as part of the Westburn CAN Climate Change projects.

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