Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Evolution Festival May 2010 - Things happening around the Ouseburn valley

Dont forget to add this weekend to your diary.
Its Newcastle's big Evolution festival, happening just down the road from the Ouseburn Valley

The North East's largest festival returns with knock out performances from Paolo Nutini, Enter Shikari, Calvin Harris, The Horrors, Delphic, The Unthanks, Donovan and many more.

Kicking things off with a large dose of panache, Sunday 30 May will see the Spillers Wharf Stage headlined by incomparable Scottish troubadour Paolo Nutini. Fellow Scot and bona fide pop star Calvin Harris, Brit Rap sensation Tinchy Stryder and indie tearaways The Futureheads will also be making highly anticipated appearances on the Spillers stage on the Sunday, alongside cutting edge sounds from Frankie & The Heartstrings, Twenty Twenty, Natalie Findlay and Let’s Buy Happiness.


Check out Ouseburn Line ups @ www.evolutionfestival.co.uk

Free entry to certain areas and 25 of the best artists in the region playing accross 6 of the best venues in the Ouseburn.

And ofcourse if your in the area and find yourself straying away fromt he main stage for a breather: come visit Refunk Your Junk Studio: Unit 1, 1 Stepeny Road, Ouseburn, NE1 2PZ short walk up the bank.

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Monday, 24 May 2010

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Ouseburn Spray Booth For Hire - Refunk your Junk

Recycle Your Furniture & Refunk Your Junk is adding a new spray booth to its current studio space.

The spray booth will be available for hire
Daily basis: Priced at £80
Half daily basis: £50

Ideal space for spraying furniture, art pieces, pottery and smaller items.

Please note the spray booth will not be situated on ground level but will have large access points.

Included in the hore will be full use of spray equiptment (air compressors, spray guns), breathing aparatus etc..

Expected completion time will be mid-end June 2010.

If you wish to book space in advance dont hesitate to drop us an email to info@recycleyourfurniture.co.uk

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Home Help Magazines - recommended by Refunk Your Junk

Below is a list of some fantastic magazines for getting the ideas and the looks that your after, most are available in your local newsagents if not just ask them. Inspiration and variety is the key. Dont stop at just one magazine get a handful of them and pick the best bits forr you make a collage and pin them to your walls to help you decide on how you are going to dress your rooms.

See something you like but cant afford the prices?? or want a perticular colour for your furniture - ring us and we will happily adapt furniture to your desired tastes.

From repainting to upholstery, stencilling and much much more.

Click on the links below to take you to the listed magazines websites and find out more about them:

Home & Gardens
25 Most beutiful homes
The world of Interiors
House Beautiful
Homes & Antiques
Ideal Home magazine
At Home Magazazine
Real Homes
Living etc.
living North Magazine

Also keep an eye out for BIG discounts on bulk subscriptions that alot of the above magazines offer. Ideal Birthday & Christmas presents that last a year..

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Studio Snap Shot - Ouseburn Newcastle Upon Tyne

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Saxon Grogan Waste Not Want Not.. Refunks Ercol Armchair

Check out this fantastic piece below: Saxon Grogan has redesigned this trendy designed ercol frame adding quality and style back to suttle curves so well known of this lovely ercol furniture. Waste Not Want Not Theme, showing reuse is getting bigger better and trendier than ever.

Hopefully many more to come from Saxon Grogan, Newcastle is a buzz with fresh designers and creativity.

For more information contact Refunk Your Junk or email Saxon Grogan direct by visiting there website:


Ercol is the name of a British furniture manufacturer. The firm dates back to 1920, when it was established in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, as Furniture Industries by Lucian Ercolani (1888–1976).

Ercol partnered design magazine Wallpaper for one of the major installations at the 2009 London Design Festival - a modern interpretation of the Chair Arch, to be given pride of place in the Central Courtyard of the V&A Museum in September 2009

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Bill Quay Fabrics Refunks Recycled furniture.

Bill Quay fabrics puts inspiration to cloth with some lovely designs with one shown in the piece below; The aptly named "Whirlygig Chair", an aged reading armchair that has been totally refreshed turning it into a new creative centre piece. Less wall colour and more furniture inspiring colour. Unique styles and designs giving that extra piece in your home to talk about.

Furniture donated by refunk your Junk and design and creation by Clare Satow founder of Bill quay fabrics and designer of this lovely piece.

For more information on Bill Quay Fabrics, the services and workshops they provide find them at:

For more information on this piece or bill quay fabrics feel free to drop us an email and we will be happy to help out were we can.

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Town planning hits your home.. Recycled Tube maps, cycling maps and more.

Check out some of the fantastic pieces created by Sarah K from Gateshead.

All of kelly's items have been made from recycled materials, from left over tube maps, furniture from around the house, cycling maps, old clothes there really is a whole host of items that are available in your own home to use.

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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

New Items due in this week at Refunk Your Junk, Recycle Your Furniture (Early bird cathces the worm)

New items due to be arriving this weekend

Will include:

2 Mahogany Single Bedheads - Could look fantastic in Shabby Chic white
Vintage Retro Teak oval shaped coffee Table with glass centre
Small Oak Bookshelves
Queen Anne Blanket Box (Large Size with Queen Anne Legs in off white)
4 Draw Chest of drawers / Dressing table with Oval Mirror (deep drawers) in White
Medium Sized China Cabinet
Vintage retro Teak Corner Unit (free standing) small cupboard base and shelves
2 Edwardian Ornate chairs
Ornate looking Dressing table with long queen anne legs
Ornate Ladies Wardrobe
Ornate Gents double wardrobe.

All of these items will be added to our ebay store over the weekend and all items are available to be refunked in your choice of colour if required and ofcourse your welcome to buy them as they are before refunking takes place.

If you wish to view these items before they hit the website then just get in touch with requests for prices etc...

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Monday, 3 May 2010

May Bank Holiday "WE ARE OPEN" Recycle Your Furniture & Refunk your Junk 2010

Just incase you are wondering and looking for things to do this bank holiday

Recycle Your Furniture & Refunk Your Junk is open an extra day today Bank Holiday Monday from 11am - 5pm

Feel free to come and have a browse.

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Sunday, 2 May 2010

Recycle Your Furniture, Refunk Your Junk studio Video May 2010

For some of you who just dont get time to make it downt o the studio here is a sneak peek until you, please note not all items on studio floor are still available and for upto date stock please see our online shop. Items including shabby chic, untouched used furniture and lots more, any questions feel free to ask away and Happy Viewing.

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