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Sunday, 13 June 2021

How do you sell upcycled furniture? (PartOne)

 

How do you sell upcycled furniture? (PartOne)


Over the last year I have been trying to fix my sofa that I brought from a local charity shop about 5 years ago.


Nope due to general wear and tear I am looking at upcycling it instead of sending it to a landfill or taking it apart and reusing the fabric to make some thing new.


But how do I do this and do it right?


So I will look into this and try to break it down


Step one the second-hand sofa.


The fist thing that one should know what dose second-hand mean?


second-hand

[ˌsekəndˈhand]


ADJECTIVE

  1. (of goods) having had a previous owner; not new.

    "a second-hand car"

    synonyms:

    used · old · nearly new · worn · pre-owned · handed-down · castoff · hand-me-down · reach-me-down

  2. (of information or experience) accepted on another's authority and not from original investigation.

    "second-hand knowledge of her country"

    synonyms:

    indirect · secondary · derivative · derived · vicarious

ADVERB

  1. on the basis that something has had a previous owner.

    "tips on the pitfalls to avoid when buying second-hand"

  2. on the basis of what others have said; indirectly.

    "I was discounting anything I heard second-hand"

    synonyms:

    indirectly · at second hand · on the bush/jungle telegraph · on the grapevine


So where can you buy a second hand sofa from?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


14 of the Best Online Second Hand Furniture Stores (List) - Home Stratosphere


What do I need to know before buying a second-hand sofa?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Top Tips For Buying Second Hand Furniture - Preloved UK


Three Tips for Buying Second Hand Furniture Online - Live Free Creative Co


The Ten Commandments of Buying Used Furniture | Apartment Therapy


5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Sofa (thespruce.com)


Avoid These Items When Used Furniture Shopping (thespruce.com)


How do you make sure that you second-hand sofa is safe.


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Furniture Safety Rules for an Accident Free Home (thespruce.com)


Check the Safety Labels



If you’re buying soft furnishings, be sure to check they have the correct fire safety labels. For example, mattresses should have a label stating compliance with BS 7177.

does upcycled furniture need fire labels - Bing images


Second-hand upholstered furniture | Business Companion


Layout 1 (fira.co.uk)


Why are fire labels important on second-hand sofas?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Why are fire labels important? - Reuse Network (reuse-network.org.uk)


Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988/1989, 1993 and 2010 : Firesafe.org.uk


Where to find a fire label on a sofa


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Where to Find a Fire Label on a Sofa - Fire Safety Label (gbfoamdirect.co.uk)


What second-hand sofas do not need a fire safety label?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


The following are excluded from the controls:

  • Furniture made before 1 January 1950

  • materials for upholstery of furniture made before 1 January 1950

  • goods for export


How can I donate a Sofa?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Check for fire labels - UK safety standard for upholstered items | BHF




Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Alice in Wonderland Down the Rabbit hole. By Lewis Carroll

 

Alice in Wonderland Down the Rabbit hole. By Lewis Carroll


Chapter I: Down the Rabbit-Hole - Alice-in-Wonderland.net



it is the 24th May 2021 and once again I have had a fight with my ex. It always seam that when people fight they always seam to fight about about the same things.


Death and Taxes

Family and Friends

Property and money


Where should we go on holiday this year? Should we take the kids? Should we kennel the dog? Should we get some to house sit?


Over the last almost two years the world that we once knew is no more.


Ever since I was young I have wanted to be self-employed and run my own business I am now almost 40 and I should may be look at making a B-movie or sitcom of how many times I have failed.


Also I know is that I can not take one more shitty course on how to become self employed where some mild-aged person stands in front of a slid show.


Showing you that if you do A, B, C then you will get to D and be a millionaire with in three years.


So what do I do?


All I know it that I have had 101 and Jobs since leaving high school and now I am a full time mother to three child.


Who love to say “I hate you mum!”


So what so I do?


How do I move forward with out having to take 10 steps back and going down the “Rabbit Hole” like am “Alice in Wonderland.?” By Lewis Carroll alice in wonderland - Bing


Monday, 1 February 2021

Stick to what you know

 

Stick to what you know


What I have always found over time is to stick to what you know.


One of the things that I have always try to sick to is keeping things Plain and Simple. Today there are so many ways to achieve things especially with up to day technology, *CAD and 3D Printing etc any thing is possible.


But yet the skills of being able to use a piece of paper and a pencil are being lost.


So many people are jumping in to buying the new tech on the market only to sell it a month later due to it sitting in a corner of the room and not being used or not knowing how to use it in the first place.


One thing that I am trying to get more into his 3D Printing, *CAD, Graphics Art and Design.


Since home schooling my children we have spent most days just sitting on the floor with mega blocks and building things or, painting with paper, making play dough and mod-rock..


I miss this, not working with my hands, holding an object, seeing it come to life in front of you.


In the IT world you work backwards you have to see the 3D object and design it before being able to physically touch it.


This is something that I struggle with. I can plot out a template to make a box on paper using graph paper but not on a computer screen using *CAD soft where.


* CAB (Computer Aided Design.)

Where is my HeArt Now?

 

Where is my HeArt Now?


Over the last few years I have really been trying to get back into my art.


The now thing that I do not like doing is mass produced products where you are paid fro a piece of art work per unit.


One thing that I have always loved is the opportunity to make one off pieces of art work that people can enjoy.


The only problem with that is that nothing is ever really unique or one offers any more.


Where ever you look at great works of art you can now find copies of them on pretty much any thing in the world.


So what I have chosen today is to keep all of the original pieces of art work that I have created at this moment in time just for myslef and I am looking at sell photos of them on line.


I am also looking at selling a few one off pieces of work again in the future but not until I have built up my portfolio of work first.