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Upcycling Cafe: Repair series

Extend the life of your furniture through easy and practical mending and upcycling techniques.

This workshop is free but spaces are strictly limited (maximum 7 people) to adhere to Covid-19 safety measures so please register. If you become unable to attend, please cancel your ticket to allow someone else to take your spot.


An exciting 4-session programme with Rose Hall ‘Slow Agent’ as part of the Salisbury Centre’s Living Lighter Project! The sessions are designed as a full series so registration is for all 4 weeks.

  • Wednesday 25th November, 2nd, 9th, 16th December, 5:30-8:30pm

We invite you to learn to extend the life of your furniture through easy and practical mending and upcycling techniques. Reduce the carbon footprint of purchasing new pieces! No experience is necessary – the idea is to learn new skills 🙂

In the first week please bring a picture frame or two (available at very low cost from charity shops or from your own collection.)

For the subsequent weeks, please bring a small, easily portable piece of furniture (which you can store at the Salisbury Centre). Ideas could be a chair, stool, small coffee table, bedside cabinet, small book case or small chest of drawers. If you don’t have anything to work on let us know and we will provide something!

You will learn and practice some simple repair techniques, using glue and filler, coloured wax, sanding, screwing, nailing, using brackets and tools. You will work on finishing techniques with skills including painting, distressing, flat finish, taping, dry brushing, graduating colour, decoupage and antiquing.

The course is free but strictly limited so be sure to register here! We will be following Scottish Government guidelines on distancing and mask-wearing. Only attend if it is safe for you to do so .

If you have any questions please contact livinglighter@salisburycentre.org

Made possible due to funding from the Climate Challenge Fund.

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