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Upcycled furniture for a contemporary look

09 August 15 Author:Michelle Gaffaney

Upcycling is an eco-friendly, fun and low-cost way to give your home added character and charm. Greenstone Design can help you build upcycled pieces that you will love for years to come.

Upcycling has been around for a few years now and it’s a brilliant style to bring personality to your home. Quite simply, it’s a way of modifying objects so they have a new function. It is a flexible, fun way to bring style to your home. Let’s look at some examples of how upcycling could work for you.

1. Transforming an old chest of drawers

Say you find a chest of drawers with a great shape and style, but they are either plastered in layers of paint or battered and tarnished. WE can help you strip back the piece to its bare essentials, but still keeping plenty of that old character. You might want to leave a bit of the chest painted, or choose some colourful new fittings to give extra zest. Perhaps you even want to add a painting or stencil pattern to bring extra personality. Check out these ideas on to get the creative juices flowing.

2. Bright ideas for fresh lighting

Lamps are so versatile. You need a light, a power source – and the magic decorative element. This is the object that holds the light and it could be made from almost anything. Cheese graters, buckets, glass jars – even old electrical items such as TVs and cameras can be repurposed into eccentric and charming light fittings. It’s a great way to express your personality and give visitors a really impressive sight. Take a look at these examples on

3. Make your own furniture

Whether you want to make a bed in an old boat suspended from the ceiling, or a sofa from an old bathtub, or even a simple table from a pallet, furniture made from upcycled pieces can be truly unique and exciting. The most amazing things can be made into furniture with a little craft and ingenuity – see these examples on for some inspiration.

Greenstone Design can help you hit just the right note with upcycled pieces. By choosing carefully how to create and display upcycled items, we can ensure you avoid a cluttered look and achieve the right visual effect. Upcycling is eco-friendly and really enjoyable – so get in touch with us on 01706 813777 to discuss your needs.


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Michelle Gaffaney
Michelle Gaffaney - Architectural Director
With a wealth of experience working on a range of projects, Michelle Gaffaney has a passion for design and strong relationships with her clients. Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn