I am a bit a of a creative dunce however and I have just never thrown myself into it properly for fear of getting it all wrong so when an amazing new upcycler called Emily of Emily Rose Vintage moved into premises just two streets along for me in the East End of Glasgow, I just had to get along and let her talk me through it.
Offering a variety of classes and price points, I first went along to try one of her night classes that at just £25 are absolutely the perfect way to throw yourself into transforming a piece of your own and the perfect option if you just want to get stuck right in and transform something. I have had this boring old brown stool in my house since I was about 14 and have always meant to do something about it but such is life, I just never got round to it! These are where the night classes are such a fab idea, I can take this old boring brown stool and after a couple of hours with Emily it is now one my favourite things in my flat! The workshop, located on Sword street which is just around the corner from Bellgrove trains station ( two very short stops along from Queen Street) is a lovely space, there is room for a few of Emily's absolutely stunning pieces to be on show and room for you to bring something in to get to work on. There is also handily a kitchen which means she can whip up some delicious tea and homemade cake to enjoy when taking a break from all the hard work! All it took to turn this stool into something pretty was a couple of coats of paint, some varnish and an amazing little decal I chose from the catalogue of so many beauts and BAM- gorgeous new vintage look stool that I am so proud of.
|before and after thanks to Emily Rose Vintage!|
|cake and painting-bliss!|
|working on my colour combinations|
|My practice boards from the Saturday morning class- just look at those colours!|
You can commission Emily to do pieces for you or even buy some of the pieces she has on display ( I wanted them all!) or find out more about her classes by taking a look on her facebook, twitter and website.