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Alice, the owner of The Creative Furniture Company, tells us all about upcycling and why she’s passionate about it

I have a huge passion for transforming pre loved furniture into bespoke pieces that really reflect your personal style.

When I started upcycling 6 years ago, I was completely blown away by how many good quality items
were being thrown away. So, I have made it my mission to help rescue as much of it as I possibly can
and encourage others to do the same.

Most furniture (especially the old stuff) is so well made and with just a few repairs, a bit of colour, or
replacement fabric can be made into something fully worthy of a prime position in your home.

It’s unbelievable how the same piece of furniture can look so different after a bit of TLC. With a little
imagination, the possibilities really are endless. You can achieve a fresh new look, without the
environmental guilt or the cost of buying brand new items.

It is so inspiring to see so many people take an interest in upcycling and even give it a go themselves.
If you haven’t already, I would highly recommend giving it a try! You get such a huge sense of
achievement and its super therapeutic to take something old and give it a brand-new lease of life.

If designing or DIY isn’t your thing, that’s where I come in!

I can help you design and create items that have a real wow factor and are satisfying to look at in
your home every single day.

If you would like more information about what I do, or to browse some of my projects. Have a look
at my website
or follow me on Facebook or Instagram.

You can also see some of my work below:

A big thank you to Alice for writing us a guest blog. If you’re a local recycling initiative or company based in Sussex, we would love to showcase one of your blog posts on our website. It’ll need to be between 300-800 words. You can include two images and point people to your website and/ or social media. Just like Alice has done here. Simply send your article to