This April, The Furniture Station kindly received the support of Plush Upholstery who supported our workshop volunteers and General Assistant with training and skills in re-upholstery.
Andrea Austin from Plush Upholstery trained our volunteers how to reupholster drop-in style dining seats in order to meet with fire and safety regulations so that they can be re-used for our clients, preventing the donations from having to go to landfill and extending our offering.
It has been very fortunate that along with the training obtained, we have now received funding from The Barnabus Trust in order to now put these skills into action and purchase the necessary tools and materials for the project.
The group thoroughly enjoyed their day with Plush Upholstery and are looking forward to bringing what they learnt at Andrea’s class into The Furniture Station’s workshop, allowing further items to be re-use and available for families and homes that need them.
With receiving around 4,000 items each year, this is yet another development in the organisation to broaden the operation to cover other items as both supply and demand permit.