Welcome to the third edition of our monthly newsletter! In this month's edition:
Turn Trash into Treasure with simple Upcycling ideas.
Re-upholster that antique sofa with David Harper.
Antiques Fairs in your area.
Win an Olympic Torch!
Trash into Treasure
One of our favourite things to do here at UKA HQ when we get a spare minute is to browse through other people's upcycling projects on Pinterest for inspiration. From old nightstands that have been turned into a reading bench (see pic) or old coffee tables stacked and repainted to make a vibrant shelving unit, there is a whole world of inspiration out there. View my board for ideas!
lets say a Victorian one, made about 150 years ago and had it professionally restored to as new condition?
Its going to cost of course and the restorer must have experience with antique furniture, but if you're happy spending a couple of thousand on a good new sofa, you could get an exquisite restored antique one for the same money. You can, as ever, spend hundreds of thousands on antique upholstery, but for now we'll concentrate on the middle market antique stuff that can compete in price...
We love these mini Corgi Olympic torches so much we couldn't resist buying a few for ourselves. To get your hands on one, just answer the Olympic related question over on our Facebook Page. Or if you don't have a Facebook account, view the question on our blog.