Artistic chairs, toy table lamps and more. Creative Guyhirn couple turn their hobby into a business
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A couple have stumbled on a creative business idea while renovating furniture and up-cycling toys for friends and family.
Chairs are being turned into works of art while items like Star wars figurines and even a PlayStation are being turned into table lamps.
Angela and Simon Williams have enjoyed their hobby for their own home and for gifts but are now looking at turning it into a social enterprise and possibly even taking on an apprentice as news spreads of their unusual work.
Angela, who was made redundant from her job travelling the country for a building management firm, said: “I used to travel all over and work silly hours.
“I’ve been doing this for a couple of months and since doing this it’s amazing to see the interest. It’s only really been the last couple of months that it’s taken off.”
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The couple moved to Guyhirn six years ago as it was a good central point for Angela to commute around the country.
They then began their up cycling hobby.
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Angela explained: “We bought some furniture locally in an auction and started painting it and doing it up.
“It got hold of some fabric and covered some and just had a bit of fun with it, then people said how much they liked it, so it jus went from there.”
Angela’s plan now is to teach others. “It’s a wonderful skill so would like to share it.
“We wold like to somehow work in the community as a social enterprise too. It’s early days, but between us we have a good set of creative skills, so we’ll see where this takes us.”
Her husband Simon turns old toys into lamps including stacking up old toy blocks, a Scooby Doo bus light and a Darth Vader lamp.
They can be found on Facebook under Presiman Designs.