Stallholder Profile for Bygones 2 Now
Your Name: Vicki White
Your Business Name and Facebook/Website link - Bygones2Now https://www.facebook.com/bygones2now/
The suburb/town you live in now: Brookwater, Brisbane
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: I enjoy working on tired or outdated furniture by giving them some TLC for a new lease of life. The health of my customers, myself & the environment are very important to me, so I only use non-toxic paints & sealers.
What inspired you to start your business?: I have been giving ‘bygone’ items of furniture some reloving for several years but have only this year starting selling as a business under the name of Bygones 2 Now.
How long have you been creating?: For several years now.
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: Business
Where do you sell your creations?: I am proud to be an approved seller of The Furniture Artists Collective Brisbane. At www.facebook.com/thefurnitureartistscollectivebrisbane buyers can join this group on facebook to view the items from selected & approved sellers. I also sell my items on my facebook page (above) and also on Instagram - www.instagram.com/bygones2now My Etsy shop is not quite there yet !! And I also attend The Handmade Expo in Ipswich.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?:: My passion is to upcycle and I have made several suitcase tables but am still feeling my way with this. Ultimately I wish to work on upcycling pieces as my way of reducing items going into landfill.
Do you teach classes or workshops?: At present there are no classes or workshops. You never know – maybe in the future.