On 24 July 2014, Feast Watson will offer those with a keen eye for design the chance to bid for their favourite ‘designer Re-Loved creation’ on eBay. To track the progress of the auctions (from this date), click on the link to the right to go to a live feed of the auctions.

For each auction, the highest bidder on the close date (3 August 2014), will be the lucky recipient of a one-of-a-kind Re-Loved piece of timber furniture.

All funds raised from the eight separate auctions will be donated to Salvos Stores.

All auctions are subject to eBay terms and conditions.

Looking for some inspiration?

Meet the 2014 designers below and follow their upcycling jouneys on our Feast Watson Pinterest Page.

Meet the Designers

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Simone Barter

Project: Working in Style - Desk and Chair

Simone Barter’s natural creative flair has been evident in her work as an interiors and props stylist for over 15 years. Based in Noosa and the creator of blog site style.life.home, Simone’s specialty lies in the ability to declutter and decorate a space in a way that brings a stylishly relaxed ambience to any room in a client’s house or office. With a strong portfolio including room makeovers, property styling, home staging, prop styling for magazine shoots and business makeovers, Simone’s diverse background makes her a stand out in the industry. Personally, Simone loves new and pre-loved furniture that she can put her own “stamp” on.

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The Team from Made On The Left

Project: Rock'n Rabbit - Rocking Chair

Made On The Left is a non-profit organisation based in Western Australia that is committed to promoting talent across the region. This is achieved through holding design markets in Perth which support the exposure and sale of handmade creations by a range of local artists and designers. The creative team for the Re-Love Project is made up of three talented and passionate women: Nicole Moffat, creator of label Tall Rabbit and with a background in graphic design and illustration; Rebecca Antos, an interior designer with State 28 interiors; and Steff Wallace, who enjoys sewing and doodling on inanimate objects.

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Alicia Parsons

Project: A Bit on the Sideboard - Retro Buffet

Alicia Parsons is a firm believer in second chances, especially when it comes to neglected pieces of furniture or run-down houses. The graphic designer from Adelaide is a self-confessed perfectionist who always has a design project (or three) on the go. Currently, Alicia incorporates her offbeat and quirky style into all of her design ventures as evidenced in her blog, Atypical Type A, which is a collection of DIY projects and the inspirations behind them. Driving content is a plethora of achievable design ideas suitable for any home and budget. Alicia and her husband are currently working on a large house renovation.

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Penelope Herbert

Project: The Little Cabinet that Could - Mirror cabinet

With her bookshelves bulging at the seams with design books, former media marketing guru Penelope Herbert has possessed a life-long obsession with everything related to home and design. Penelope writes weekly articles for the Stylehunter Home website, with her ‘Top Ten’ series being particularly popular. In the midst of all this, Penelope is working on her second book about marketing and public relations, as well as re-developing a one acre native garden and planning a house renovation.

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Artemis Gouros

Project: Off the wall - Timber Sideboard

Born and raised in Sydney, Artemis Gouros is the Deputy Editor of Australian Handyman magazine, a title dedicated to making DIY easy. With over 10 years in home and lifestyle magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens and New Idea, her favourite type of DIY is definitely furniture makeovers. Artemis has rescued many a piece destined for the scrap heap and spends a lot of time in secondhand shops looking for items that can be made over and featured in the magazine. She loves plants stands, as they combine decorating and gardening, and tables of any shape, size or function. Artemis shares inspiration on the Handyman Pinterest page and loves it when readers send in projects that can be featured in the magazine.

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Kim Knox-Thurn

Project: The Glamour Chest - Chest of Drawers

Kim Knox-Thurn is the Principal of Sydney based firm The Style Project, a full service Interior Design business that specialises in bringing style to living and work spaces that reflect the owner’s or companies’ personality while providing the function desired. Kim is also an award winning gardener and her favourite pastime is rescuing unloved furniture from the side of the road and transforming it into a piece anyone would be proud to have in their home. Kim also loves sharing inspirations on The Style Project Blog, which features the latest trends and accessories for savvy design lovers.

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Tina Vanspall

Project: Industrial Revolution - Reclaimed Pallet Coffee Table & Tripod Lamp

Vintage Movement, a blog by former art dealer Tina, is a collection of thrifty vintage shopping hauls and DIY how-to’s. Based in Melbourne, Tina describes Vintage Movement as celebrating and reviving the past in a fresh, modern context. As the daughter of an eccentric antique dealer, Tina has had years of buying experience and can always sniff out a bargain. By purchasing vintage and recycled furniture, Tina is happily reducing landfill and her carbon footprint. Tina loves that no matter the budget or style there is always a suitable vintage buy out there to be found.

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Kristine Franklin

Project: A to Zzzz - Bedside Tables

Kristine is passionate about all things home, especially the creative challenge and self satisfaction which comes from decorating on a budget. Kristine’s blog, The Painted Hive, is her medium for divulging all that she discovers and learns on her quest for an affordable and beautiful home. On The Painted Hive, you’ll find fantastic DIY ideas and beautifully appointed interiors, amongst other things, all with a focus on attainability. As a self-taught decorator, Kristine shows what can be achieved through passion and dedication.

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