AndyMan UpCycling ethically sources second-hand furniture from Gumtree/Charity Shops, aiming to keep projects affordable. Each item is individual, although you can ask for something like another. You can buy finished pieces, or bring me your own furniture and commission your own bespoke dramatic 'AndyMan UpCycling makeover.
'AndyMan started with chairs, but was often seeing sales of good quality, all purpose but dull, no personality, brown shelving which inspired a new skill and finish. I covered them in great wallpaper. I self - taught the centuries old skill called Decoupage. Having worked on flat surfaces of shelves and cabinets, I fairly quickly moved to curved surfaces, I can now cover complex shapes, such as mannequin bodies and heads. Every piece is unique, even if I had 2 identical tables I like to decorate them differently, make each special.
Other items, 'AndyMan has turned bicycle wheels into circular clothes rails, golf clubs into coat hooks or boot stands, bottles into lamps, musical instruments into art, vinyl record into clocks......
After doing lots of North East markets for a year and many commissions for regulars, it's time to let the quality of my work speak for itself, to a larger audience.
Welcome to the website for;- 'AndyMan UpCycling.
Thanks to Paul, my big brother for starting me off and Lynne's little brother, Robin, for add ons.
Thanks to you, my customers, and to all of you for taking a look.
Photography credits- all photos by Andy Buddin except a few of us together by our friends Mica Mota, photography student and Lee Harnett.