About this Event
BRAND NEW FOR 2020
"The Treasure Tingle" is a full day workshop in Manchester which focuses directly on the use of salvage and reclamation to build and renovate, and also decorate, both indoors and externally. Most of us renovators, self builders, home updaters and interiors obsessives are now interested in, indeed determined to make more sustainable choices when spending our hard earned cash on our houses.
Here at Moregeous Mansions we call salvage, reclamation and vintage items treasure. Our workshop will show you how to consider items you may always have thought of as not worth saving, as treasure.
- reduce your landfill contributions and understand it's not always necessary to buy new
- save money during expensive renovations and revamps
- look at previously discarded or unwanted items with fresh eyes
And maybe even more exciting, we promise that a day here will help & show you how to:
- value what you do buy or find
- treasure what's sometimes right in front of you and realise a new use for it
- protect, paint and upcycle to build and create
We'll start outside with a hands on chat about reclaimed bricks and slates, decorative garden materials, setts and cobbles, covering how salvage can both add style and soul to your property, and save you money. Where to expect higher labour costs and how to reduce those with your own DIY. Practical tips on larger salvage items and purchases, covering both pros and cons.
Moving indoors we'll rummage through the Moregeous Mansions interior discovering expert tips on adding salvage in a stylish and considered way. How to blend the past with the future and create a contemporary home with heritage features. See how to mix traditional & salvage style with a crisp modern edge to bring your home into 2020. Get the low down on how your ideas might turn out should you attempt them and the tips to create a successful interior. Learn how how to cleverly source & buy, & how to look at treasure finds with fresh vision to create unique design touches.
Enjoy a delicious lunch, with veggies catered for. Specialist dietary requirements? You're welcome to BYO food.
We'll then have an hour with Mr Moregeous for tool related adventures. Maybe you want to have a go with a power drill or see how an affordable mitresaw or table saw can help you reimagine timber salvage. Tips on tools to buy to save you money and how to achieve the bespoke looks here at Moregeous HQ.
And there's more! We'll then look at various paints, varnishes, dyes and finishes, getting stuck in with brushes and samples. We've been upcycling, decorating and using products for over 23yrs so can guide you on the best ones to use and what to avoid. No ads or spons either, just genuine opinions and examples. Everything from chalk to mineral paint, laquers, metallics and sprays.
There may be some time at the end for specific enquiries. Please do bring photos of treasure you have for ideas and advice. Or if it's small enough, bring it along!
And most importantly, unlimited tea and coffee ;)
Much more than a house tour, just read our reviews so far on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Moregeous/photos/?tab=album&album_id=491407441635135
*The Moregeous Workshops are hosted in Manchester by Sian and Martin. Sian is a lady builder and interior designer at Moregeous Design, speaker at the national Homebuilding & Renovating Show and series build project manager for 2019 / 2020's BBC2's Your Home Made Perfect. Between them they run a porfolio of rental properties, 2 Airbnbs and a renovation consultancy business, so whether you're a first time buyer or a property developer looking for new ideas, their knowledge is unrivalled to tap into.
*The couple have been running How To Renovate walking workshops for over a year at their Manchester home. Featured in The Sunday Times and Metro, it's the UK’s only such day designed to help home renovators, inspire those stuck in an interior design rut, prod property developers to make braver choices or just excite the house nosey. A unique opportunity to get an in-depth house tour looking at the nuts and bolts of an ambitious renovation / self build."
Discover more, along with all the 2020 Supper Club and Asado Events: www.moregeous.com
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Moregeous HQ, 3 Brook Road, Manchester, United Kingdom