If you’re anything like me, you often see worn pieces of furniture in the charity shop or loved but lagging items in your grandparents’ homes and think ‘Oooh, I could do something with that, make that really nice,’ your little eyes filled with images of a cottage industry creating your own perfect retreat – and then end up going to IKEA for cheap furniture because it’s only twenty quid and then a hell of a lot easier.
So why spend a Sunday learning how to upholster a chair? Well, why do anything at all except for enjoyment and enhancement. Crafting something yourself, even – perhaps especially – recrafting and honing something already existing and providing new life into it, is immensely satisfying.
The Goodlife Centre run practical courses in DIY, woodwork, upholstery and more.
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