Wellington Better Home and Living Show Recap
Phew what a week! Or is that two weeks? Time has gone by so fast and it has been all go around here before, during and after the show.
Thank you to everyone who came by the Lucille stand. It is always great to get feedback on the furniture and meet like minded people. What I enjoy most though, is seeing people's faces light up when they realise that a reimagining by Lucille is the exact solution required for a piece of furniture sitting at home that isn't so stylish but is too precious to get rid of.
I am always happy to help save a piece of furniture from the tip or basement and give it a new lease of life. Often these older pieces of furniture are of far superior quality than anything available in the chain furniture stores. Upcycling the furniture means you get a great looking piece that has sentimental value and will last alot longer than any MDF blend new furniture you could have replaced it with.
Lucille was part of the sustainable interior design feature at the show. The stand was to show people how you can create a stylish room through using upcycled and refinished furniture. The centre piece of the room was a beautiful 6 seater dinning room table and chairs, which I had recently refinished for a client. Being the sweet family they are - they graciously lent their table for the weekend. The top of the table and seats of the chairs were finished in a custom two toned brown and grey stain to compliment the clients flooring. The legs and chair backs were finished in a lightly distressed white, to tie in with the woodwork in their family room.
A special mention to my long suffering saint of a husband. Thank you for sending me home and manning the stand on the Saturday when I was unwell, helping paint the walls of the stand, move furniture in and out, driving back and forth over the Rimutakas, designing signage for the stand, cooking me dinner, cutting skirting boards and all the countless other things you did to support me and make the show a success. Love you!
xx OliviaGo to Blog →