Hi 👋 My name is Jade and I'm the one girl paintband behind Upcycle Antics. I paint reclaimed furniture to create fun and quirky statement pieces for your home alongside making abstract art primarily using the medium of alcohol inks.
This all started following my bootsale adventures when I returned from travelling. I didn't have a job, yearned for a creative job, but I needed to make quick money, so I started to sell my unwanted belongings at bootsales, along the way admiring all the old furniture people were wanting to part with. Fast forward watching endless episodes of Money For Nothing and thinking I'd love to do that, I could do that, now here I am, actually doing it and I bloody love it!
By reviving something from old to new, rescuing from landfill, making the unwanted wanted again and transforming your inherited pieces like your nan and grandads old worn out tables to fit in with your home knowing underneath it's still theirs, I love it! I love all of it, ethically, creatively and emotionally!
My abstract art phase came from snapping up a big canvas from an office that was being thrown out. Of course I said I'll have it, there was nothing wrong with it (apart from the hideous print). So, with my growing love for creating, recycling and home interiors I painted it! There's something so satisfying about letting go with abstract art and this is when I stumbled across alcohol inks. I love the fluidity and effects you can create from inks and nothing is ever the same. (I've recently combined ink with furniture which I'm very excited about!)
I'm still in my early days of Upcycle Antics, and I'm so excited to keep creating and making more unique homeware products for you 😍
N.B Upcycle Antics aims to be as sustainable as possible by reusing packaging, biodegradable & compostible stickers, bubble wrap, tape, furniture and more.