Tag Archives | upcycled furniture

Ovals bedside table original

Upcycling furniture: work in progress

I’m upcycling another small table for Urban Market in Glasgow. This time the market theme is Interiors, and I’ll have a stall showing chairs, stands and small tables. I’m looking forward to meeting other businesses selling eclectic contemporary furniture. Urban Market Interiors   85 Drygate St   Glasgow   G4 0UT Sunday 19 November, 12 noon- 6pm   […]

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Urban Market

Event: Urban Market Glasgow

Some of my upcycled painted furniture will be for sale at Urban Market ‘Vintage’ in Glasgow, as part of a show of vintage clothing, lighting, furniture, collectables. The venue is Drygate Brewery. So you can combine shopping with enjoying great beer and food. Small table with drawer 53 x 38 x 57 cm. Acrylic paint, […]

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Lifting veneer before fixing

Upcycling furniture: repair

I am upcycling furniture for my stall at the Urban Market at Drygate in Glasgow. One of the old school chairs that I bought had a patch where the veneer had cracked and lifted. Which means I needed to repair the veneer before painting the chair. After some research online I went looking for my […]

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Breakfast. Pastel drawing

Perthshire Open Studios 2017 – now

This year I’m inviting visitors to my art studio in Kettins near Coupar Angus. During the event I’m sharing the space with visual artist Aileen M Stackhouse. Aileen shows bronze sculptures and work based on her ongoing research project into the history, geology and ecology of the River Ericht. My work includes recent linoprints in B/W […]

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Leaves. Sold.

Perthshire Open Studios 2017

Less than two weeks to go until the start of Perthshire Open Studios 2017! This year I’m going to open my Kettins studio to the public, together with fellow artist Aileen M Stackhouse. Aileen shows work based on her ongoing research project into the history, geology and ecology of the River Ericht. I show recent […]

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Upcycling furniture: chest of drawers

Furniture upcycling: one doesn’t always come across a piece with the great quality of beech wood! I swapped this chest of drawers years ago in Canada for some graphic design work. But you wouldn’t recognise its original look: base and top plate with curvy outlines… (more…)

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Upcycling furniture: chest of drawers

More furniture upcycling: Kandinsky is the name of this piece – the first one I ever painted, transforming a really drab and flimsy chest of drawers into an eye-catching focal point. Exploring the work of this great Russian pioneer of abstract art, I came across his painting Swinging (1925). (more…)

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Pencil Chair. Sold.

Upcycling furniture: chair

I was asked to contribute a painted chair to an event celebrating furniture upcycling as part of general re-using and upcycling at the local primary school in Coupar Angus, Perthshire. An old school chair was given to me and I decorated it with pencils – everybody needs pencils in class. (more…)

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Break-up. Sold.

Upcycling furniture: table

A sad, worn piece of furniture it was when I found it at a charity garage sale somewhere in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Its appearance improved considerably by applying paint and an interesting design – but the colourful lines hold unhappy memories. (more…)

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Memories of Grandma

Upcycing furniture: bedside table

I found the bedside table Memories of Grandma in the Deep Cove area, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was in pretty bad shape, because the owner’s wife had tried to strip it and given up when she hit the coat of rock solid white alkyd paint under two layers of black and blue latex. […]

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