‘Upcycling’ furniture at Lethenty Mill

Old furniture can be revitalised with upcycling
Old furniture can be revitalised with upcycling
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Furniture given a second life in new series of upcycling classes in Lethenty Mill, near Inverurie.

At Nina’s Apartment, vintage furniture shop in Lethenty Mill, people can now learn how “upcycle” old furniture to give it a new lease of life.

The classes include how to paint furniture and easily transform a seat with basic upholstery. Classes are held regularly on weekdays and weekends and are open to anyone wanting to give it a go.

Owner Nina Eggens said about the classes, “It is a shame that old so much furniture gets thrown out and replaced by modern pieces of often inferior quality, when it can easily be updated with a fresh lick of paint and some nice new fabric.

“It’s a great way to save the environment, adding personality to your home and saving yourself some money at the same time. I hope people get inspired and save more furniture from being taken to the skip.”

In a dedicated studio in Lethenty Mill people are taught how to use furniture paint creatively to achieve different finishes, as well as recovering seats quickly and easily to give chairs a new look.

In addition to this ‘upcycling’, the studio also holds other creative workshops including painting classes with artist Fiona Jack.

All classes are advertised on the website and Facebook page.

The studio is available for use by other interested tutors as well. Please contact Nina’s Apartment for more information.www.ninasapartment.com