The staff at the Salvation Army shop in Partick, Glasgow, are hosting their next sale day at 10am on 27 September. The shop, which is well-known for its large selection of furniture, has recently received some unique donations that shoppers will be able to get their hands on – a number of inspiring and stylish upcycled products.
The upcycled items, which comprise tables, chests and more, are all pieces of previously unwanted furniture that have been given a fresh new look. One plain white drawer set has been covered top-to-bottom, inside-and-out, in comic-book pictures to create a fun, stand-out bedside piece, while an old pool table top has been teamed with parts of a ladder to make a stylish desk.
The team at the Salvation Army shop has even been inspired themselves – having seen the dancing Tunnocks at the recent Commonwealth Games, they made use of the wrappers from Tunnock’s Tea Cakes to transform a side table.
Denise Waterson, Project and Recycling Manager for the Salvation Army Partick shop, said: “The upcycled pieces we have for sale are very creative. We want to inspire people and show them that it’s possible to turn shabby into chic with a little time and effort. From sanding down to reupholstering, or replacing door handles to repainting… or even using cake wrappers… there’s a wide variety of skills and effects you can use to breathe new life into old furniture.”
Shoppers can buy these pieces, as well as a great range of second-hand furniture, clothes and household items at the shop on Dumbarton Road in Partick, Glasgow, during the special sale day on 27 September from 10am.