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Reuse Showhome by Zero Waste Leith

Reuse Showhome by Zero Waste Leith

Reuse Showhome 2019 - popping up in Ocean Terminal!

Discover comfortable, practical living in a space created entirely from beautiful and affordable reused and upcycled furnishings. Our things have value and this showhome is the ideal place to see that in action. The exhibition celebrates the stories of the reused and repaired items and will share the secrets of where to find or get help creating other unique treasures in Leith. Be inspired by the attractive home interiors and try your hand at creating them yourself in the activities space, where  resident artists and makers will guide you through the process. By reusing and repairing our stuff it minimizes waste and gives us the opportunity to create something beautiful and completely unique.

Featuring re-loved furniture and furnishings from: The Edinburgh Remakery, Bethany Christian Trust, Inspiring Leith, Up-it upcycled furniture, Edinburgh Furniture Initative, Chloe Martina Salvi, Wardie Bay Beachwatch, Edinburgh Scrap Store, Weigh To Go Edinburgh, Teenie Tings Terrariums, Leith Community Crops in Pots, Anna Hughes, Fiona Clarke's Art, Bookbinding with Cass plus other local organisations and makers to be confirmed. From the centre, The Scottish Design Exchange, The Leith Collective, St Columba's Hospice & Living Memory Association are involved.

See what's in store by taking a tour of the 2018 Reuse Showhome (video / photos). Follow Zero Waste Leith on Facebook to sneak a peak at the brand-new spaces we are creating in 2019!

Opening times

  • Saturday 22 June, 12 noon – 6pm (hands on activities 1-5pm)
  • Sunday 23 June, 12 noon – 6pm (hands on activities 1-5pm)
  • Tuesday 25 June, 12 noon – 6pm
  • Wednesday 26 June, 12 noon – 6pm
  • Thursday 27 June, 12 noon – 8pm
  • Friday 28 June 12 noon – 6pm
  • Saturday 29 June, 12 noon – 6pm (hands on activities 1-5pm)

FREE ENTRY. Reserve your ticket on Eventbrite.

Hands-on activities

Drop in to try your hand at upcycling with some of our makers who will help you develop your skills and confidence in turning old into new.

Activities will include:

  • Furniture upcycling with decoupage and paint – Saturday 22 June, 1-5pm
  • Bookbinding with Cass – Thursday 27 June, 6-8pm
  • Top tips on selecting furniture with Jayson from Bethany – Thursday 27 June, 6-8pm
  • Rag rug weaving with Anna Hughes – Saturday 29 June, 1-5pm

Getting there and accessibility

The Reuse Showhome is located on the first floor of the centre, which is lift-accessible. We're on the number 11, 22, 34, 36 and 300 Lothian bus routes. There is lots of bike parking beside the main entrance. Click here for more information about getting here.


If you have any queries about the event please email or call 0131 555 4010.

This showhome is part of Zero Waste Leith, a European Regional Development Fund and Zero Waste Scotland funded project led by Changeworks and a team of Leith partners who are working with the Leith community to create cleaner, greener streets and inspire more recycling, repair and reuse.

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