About Us

If you’re looking for upcycling and creativity, you’ve come to the right place!

Furniture Painting Upcycled World

Furniture Painting Workshops

We’re based in Edinburgh and we run fun and creative upcycling classes, workshops and demos for the public and organisations across Scotland.

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) / Not For Profit company which means that we put people and planet above profits.  Any profits that we make are used to help us do more good in the world. We are here to help not fill our bank accounts!

Our creative reuse experiences are fun and rewarding, giving people the skills, knowledge and confidence to be creative and reuse.

Globally, we face big challenges when it comes to waste and over-consumption. We waste too much and our resource use has outpaced the sustainable capacity of our ecosystem. It’s time we started changing how we do things.  Waste is a resource and you can learn how to reuse it in imaginative ways.

We inspire, educate and empower our workshop participants to creatively upcycle unwanted items and materials.  It’s fun, helps conserve our resources and reduces their carbon footprint through reuse.

We’ve discovered that upcycling is also a great way to connect people, increase their confidence and give them a time out; time to relax and get into flow as they create their upcycled masterpieces!

Upcycled World also makes creative reuse video tutorials and we share these on our website along with other people’s upcycling video tutorials.  The result is a ‘how to upcycle’ video library and visitors have been popping in from across the globe to view the tutorials!

We’ll be blogging and featuring upcyclers too, finding out a bit more about them and showcasing their work –  contact us if you are interested in being featured.

Come and join us at a workshop or take a little time to have a good browse about our site, we hope that you leave here inspired to upcycle and reuse.

You’ll find the details of our latest workshops and events here and you can contact us via email here.

Happy Upcycling ♥ 

Meet The Team!


“I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that will come after us.”

Theodore Roosevelt