Discover comfortable, practical living in a space created entirely from beautiful and affordable reused and upcycled furnishings. Our things have value and this showhome is the ideal place to see that in action. Our exhibition celebrates the stories of the reused and repaired items and will share the secrets of where to find or get help creating other unique treasures in Leith. Be inspired by the attractive home interiors and try your hand at creating them yourself in our activities space, where our resident artists and makers will guide you through the process. By reusing and repairing our stuff it minimizes waste and gives us the opportunity to create something beautiful and completely unique.
Featuring re-loved furniture and furnishings from: The Edinburgh Remakery, Bethany Christian Trust, Inspiring Leith, Up-it upcycled furniture, Edinburgh Furniture Initative, The Scottish Design Exchange, Chloe Martina Salvi, Wardie Bay Beachwatch, Edinburgh Scrap Store, Weigh To Go Edinburgh, Teenietingsterrariums, Leith Community Crops in Pots, The Leith Collective, St Columba's Hospice, Living Memory Association, Anna Hughes, Fiona Clarke's Art and other local organisations and makers to be confirmed.
Drop in to try your hand at upcycling with some of our makers who will help you develop your skills and confidence in turning old into new. Activities will include:
• Furniture upcycling with decoupage and paint – Saturday 22 June, 1-5pm
• Bookbinding with Cass – Thursday 27 June, 6-8pm
• Top tips on selecting furniture with Jayson from Bethany – Thursday 27 June, 6-8pm
• Rag rug weaving with Anna Hughes – Saturday 29 June, 1-5pm