Upcycled headboards feature in a station ident we made for ITV in partnership with local artist Hermione Allsopp
Some of the HFS team spent a day at a London TV studio helping Hermione put together the padded upcycled headboard structure and make the lampshade that features in the ident, used in-between programmes during February.
The structure is also on display in the shop window at our Bexhill store.
If you missed it live, you can see the film and more about the project on the ITV website here.
Our workshop team has been working on an exciting new project to reuse and upcycle unwanted bed-heads into fabulous benches for the home and garden.
Sometimes we collect bed frames that can’t be reused because parts are missing but we don’t want the wood to go to waste. These benches use up the heads, ends and slats of the bed-frames to make an attractive new piece of furniture.
It’s been a fun challenge for our workshop team. Our expert Ron has helped the volunteers to figure out how to reuse the wood and make strong sturdy bench seats. Our volunteers are local people who have enjoyed HFS courses and want to do more carpentry, restoration and painting as part of the team. Pauline, Heidi, Percival, Phil and Victor have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and we are really proud of the stunning results.
Each bench is unique. There are children’s benches as well as full-size and we have painted several in fun bright colours.
Child-size benches are £70 full price (£45 benefit discount price) and adult-size ones are up to £195 (£145 discount price).
The benches will be on sale at our Bexhill store from Friday 28th April.