Back to the old hood

I've started to work on my presentation as part of the Craft and Environment talk through the Craft Council of BC. The obvious beginning is when I was living in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast trekking around garage sales, the Sechelt dump and the Gibsons Recycling Depot for items to update. This is where my upcycling adventures began and where I met people who inspired me.

My first stop was the Gibsons Recycling Depot to see Barb. She's one kewl friend and always full of support and inspiration!

The depot is growing, developing and making great things happen! Gibsons Recycling Depot received the Best Green Business Award, as recognition for its commitment to energy and sustainability through leadership and green practices with a long-term commitment to energy conservation and waste reduction. The award is part of the Successful You Awards Contest, hosted by Small Business BC.

The depot was crazy busy!

I of course had to check out the Reuse Store to see if anything took my fancy.

These chairs were tempting!

They had tons of houseware items...

Next I hit the Sechelt dump to check out the Share Shed.

I miss the Share Shed! I found so many funky items to update! And paid $1 for each item! My favourite chair is still one of my Share Shed finds.

The Share Shed was pretty bare but again found some chairs that would have been worthy of an update. I resisted!

Here's the wood pile where I've found brass drawers pulls, wood legs, etc.

You really could find some FAB things to update...

Like this would be fun to refinish into a table. Maybe?

Was a perfect day revisiting my old haunts and meeting up with Barb. The day was definitely inspiring and made me think I need to work less, create more and see how I can make a difference in my own way.

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