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.”
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.