Lovelea Designs

Wavell Heights

LoveLea Designs are teaching local craft enthusiasts how to turn scrap into beautiful furniture pieces, at their workshops in Wavell Heights.

The workshops are operated out of the bottom floor of owner, Lea’s home – it is decked out with everything from chainsaws to painting stations, to an upholstery room. 

Lea makes it her mission to find unloved furniture to makeover, so her collection of ‘scrap’ is quite impressive - a mix of antique, vintage, art deco, retro and contemporary pieces. These can be found on Lea's facebook page, which is being continually updated when new stock is sourced and  becomes available. Attendees of her workshop can either purchase one of their treasurable finds or bring their own piece along to upcycle.

LoveLea offers a variety of workshops, suited to any crafty type and tailored to their specific creative need. There’s furniture upcycling, as well as upholstery and lampshade covering workshops. There’s even kid’s furniture upcycling classes which are held in the school holidays.

The little ones come along and upcycle stools for their rooms and sometimes they make their own chalkboards. The kids also love meeting the resident dog, Cindy.

LoveLea even tailors private events for groups  – perhaps you have a crafty bride to plan a hen’s gathering for, or feel like doing something different for your birthday. LoveLea hosts a ‘shabby chic and Champagne’ event for you all to enjoy.

Throughout the three-hour workshop (which happen on weekends), Lea will host demonstrations on particular techniques along the way. 

Lea assists all of the workshop attendees at every step of their upcycle, to ensure they get the desired result they were hoping for.

Everything in the workshop, even including the paint, has been salvaged from kerbside collection, council tip shops, trash and treasure markets, garage sales, gumtree, and existing customers, in efforts to minimise wastage and provide new life to an old yet beautiful item.

Workshops are priced at $60 for three-hours, with all sorts of inclusions from paint to furniture finishing’s, and of course use of all their tools and equipment.

Need to know – Sessions run on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Bookings can be made online via the LoveLea Designs Facebook page.

By Zoe Kirby

LoveLea Designs is a valued partner of Must Do Brisbane.com

16 Highlands Street

Wavell Heights

Wed, Sat-Sun 10-1, 2-5

Map

16 Highlands Street

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

An unforgettable live music experience celebrating Creedence Clearwater Revival
A fascinating look back at how laidback subtropical Brisbane saw itself
Join Becky for a big night of laughs at Brisbane Powerhouse
Learn about the artworks around Brisbane city on this free night tour 
A weekend of opera and chamber music set in an historic homestead
A fabulous 3 day community festival of all things retro
Treasury Brisbane’s popular Wine & Cheese series returns
Journey to the sun-kissed isle of Santorini
Eats & Beats is back on Friday, June 25!
EDITOR'S PICK

European Masterpieces from The Met

The once-in-a-lifetime exhibition features works by Rembrandt, Turner, van Gogh, Monet, Degas and many more
European Masterpieces from The Met
MUST DO

Boo's Kitchen

This hidden gem of a Thai restaurant is the go-to for a unique & traditional taste of north Thailand
Boo's Kitchen
THIS WEEKEND

Top Things to Do Jun 18-20

From wine tastings to European winter markets & cosy cabins in the woods, some of the best things to do this weekend
This Weekend Jun 18-20
MUST DO GUIDE

Winter School Holidays Jun 26-Jul 11

Keep the kids off the screens this holiday with these 20+ great shows, activities, workshops and events
June July School Holiday Guide
Feel right at home in nature
CONTENT RESUMES ON SCROLL
ADVERTISEMENT