Expert Tracey will demonstrate furniture ‘upcycling’

UPCYCLER ... Tracey Elliott, who runs Eco Chic-it.
UPCYCLER ... Tracey Elliott, who runs Eco Chic-it.

A CHARITY will host a demonstration of the skills involved in furniture restoration later this month.

The Hartlepool-based cause Epilepsy Outlook has teamed up with Tracey Elliott, 44, who runs a company called Eco Chic-It.

Her firm specialises in “upcycling” and hand-painting furniture and accessories.

Tracey’s firm is also the sole stockist in Hartlepool of Annie Sloan Chalk paint, which she uses on her newly-revamped products.

Tracey will demonstrate how she restores pieces of furniture and she will do it in a demonstration on Thursday, April 30.

The demonstration will be held at Epilepsy Outlook’s Park Road shop from 11am. The shop also hosts a window display of Tracey’s work.

Meanwhile, Epilepsy Outlook also wants to hear from more people willing to make donations of furniture.

Donations of furniture should go to the charity’s Park Road base in the town and charity officials can even come and collect the furniture themselves.

Operations manager Jacqui Gettings said: “We are desperate for donations and as long as it is in good working order, we can pick it up.”

To find out more about Epilepsy Outlook, make a donation, or volunteer for the worthy cause, contact (01429) 297007.