Love Your Home Show, Belfast & Dublin

Demos at the Love Your Home Stage

Demos at the Love Your Home Stage will be hosted by The Rediscovery Centre. Gerard, Arran and Dave from The Rediscovery Centre and Marianne from The Revamp Tramp will run a full programme of furniture restoration and upcycling demos throughout the weekend. See programme below.

Upcycling

Furniture Paint

Decoupage

Upholstery 

French Polishing

Furniture repairs 

*Demonstrations are subject to change so please check back closer to the event

Timetable

A jam packed schedule of demonstrations and expert talks

Friday

  • No sew cushion covers Arran Murphy · Rediscovery Centre
    10.30 - 11.30
  • Introduction to upcycling for beginners Marianne Heaphy · Revamp Tramp
    12.30 - 13.30
  • Lunch
    13.30 - 14.30
  • How to identify antique furniture Gerard Griffin · Rediscovery Centre
    14.30 - 15.30
  • Introduction to decoupage Marianne Heaphy · Revamp Tramp
    16.00 - 17.00

Saturday

  • How to upholster furniture using old clothing Arran Murphy · Rediscovery Centre
    10.30 - 11.30
  • Upcycling paint effects Marianne Heaphy · Revamp Tramp
    12.30 - 13.30
  • Lunch
    13.30 - 14.30
  • Introduction to French Polishing Gerard Griffin · Rediscovery Centre
    14.30 - 15.30
  • Fun upcycling techniques for furniture Marianne Heaphy · Revamp Tramp
    16.00 - 17.00

Sunday

  • Basic furniture repairs Dave Kavanagh · Rediscovery Centre
    10.30 - 11.30
  • Introduction to decoupage Marianne Heaphy · Revamp Tramp
    12.30 - 13.30
  • Lunch
    13.30 - 14.30
  • How to upcycle your kitchen cabinets Dave Kavanagh · Rediscovery Centre
    14.30 - 15.30
  • Upcycling paint techniques Marianne Heaphy · Revamp Tramp
    16.00 - 17.00
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Speakers

Find out more on each speaker by hovering the experts below

Marianne Heaphy

The Revamp Tramp
Marianne Heaphy

The Revamp Tramp

Marianne established The Revamp Tramp in 2015.  With a diploma in Interior Design, a BA hon Degree in Visual Art and a passion about the environment Marianne was excellently placed to bring life and new purpose to unloved and unwanted pieces of furniture.  She focuses on bringing a high standard finish and keeping up to date with interior design trends.  She loves experimenting with colours and produces items that are original and unusual.

Marianne runs workshops throughout the country passing on her expertise and passion.  She also works on commissions for clients.

Marianne is passionate about bringing old furniture back to life using Irish brands in her work.

Gerard Griffin

Rediscovery Centre
Gerard Griffin

Rediscovery Centre

Gerard has been working at the Rediscovery Centre since 2010.  A cabinetmaker by trade, before 2010 he had his own furniture restoration business, which he ran for 29 years.  Gerard’s path in life was going to be very different.  He was training to be a dairy farmer at agricultural college when he really fell in love with woodwork.  As part of his course there was a two hour per week woodwork class introduced so that the students could build sheds on the farm.   Woodwork became Gerard’s passion.

As part of his role at Rediscovery Centre, Gerard works with people from their late teens through to their late 50s and teaches evening classes to the public.  From Gerard you can learn everything about furniture restoration and repurposing from repair to upcycling and upholstery.  Teaching and learning at Rediscovery Centre is all hands on.  All the work is also done by hand rather than using big machinery.  Items worked on in Rediscovery Centre are also all offered for sale.

Gerard is also a keen runner having taken it up in 2013 at the age of 55.  Since taking it up he has done seven marathons. Gerard also loves fishing and playing the fiddle.

Dave Kavanagh

The Rediscovery Centre
Dave Kavanagh

The Rediscovery Centre

Arran Murphy

The Rediscovery Centre
Arran Murphy

The Rediscovery Centre