Cameras roll at Frampton Cotterell business

July 03 2016

A small upcycling business is to get a boost after Channel 4 cameras came to film at the owner’s house.

Louise Vigars

A small upcycling business is to get a boost after Channel 4 cameras came to film at the owner’s house.
Louise Vigars runs her business, Eclectic Avenue, from a cabin in her back garden on Beesmoor Road, which acts as her workshop and a showroom.
Now she’s waiting for her debut on the small screen after being the subject of Channel 4’s new series of ‘Fill Your House for Free’.  The programme is fronted by Gok Wan after previously having Kirstie Allsopp at the the helm.
Several of her upcycling projects were filmed for a section of the show designed to inspire people to have a go in their own homes.
Louise told the Voice the programme makers were interested in several of her projects; “These included candle holders made from oyster shells, hanging planters made from tin cans - taken from the recycling bins at Bridge House care home with their kind permission - and a peacock picture made entirely from torn up wallpaper samples and old buttons.”
“The filming took a day and included an interview about my sources of inspiration and how I got started as an upcycler”
The programme is due to be aired later this summer, although the exact dates aren’t known yet.
Her upcycling business, sells vintage & handmade goods such as cushions and upcycled art work from her workshop at home and at vintage fairs in the region.  She also offers a furniture painting service to update old items, as well as selling furniture that she has upcycled and painted.
Louise is also in demand for talks and demonstrations about upcycling to local groups.