The Upcycle Revolution

image On Tuesday 16th June I had the pleasure of going to London with my friend Vicky of Vicky Myers Creations (do check out her blog here) to an event hosted by Gumtree. It was all about upcycling. They had invited 20 bloggers to upcycle something which was then judged on the evening by Max McMurdo. max There were some fantastic items there. This was to celebrate the launching of National Upcycling Day which was on 24th June 2015. All the items from the event are now being sold on gumtree and the money is going to the charity of the individuals choice. These are just a few of the items…

The winner – Neil (of with these repurposed drums turned into toy storage, which were fantastic. drums The most unusual was the pet storage/ home by Jen (see her blog here) with its own handmade pet rat in it, that did make me giggle. rat houseAnd of course my favourite (I might be a little biased, as it was my friends entry)…this bench which was made from 3 chairs. I particularly loved the detail of different coloured buttons on the cushion. vicky bench

This is currently for sale on gumtree and all money made goes to a local charity ‘Nelson’s Journey’.

But the thing I will take away from the event was how inspired I am by this group of people who were so passionate about upcycling and blogging. I may just have caught the bug, so watch this space…


Thank you Gumtree & Max McMurdo for hosting the event and a special thank you to Vicky Myers for inviting me to go along.