Inspiration

Find the Ideal Gift on Preloved this Christmas - The Stigma of Second Hand

We have discussed previously how a word can be very harming. To many, the term “second hand” often is tainted with images of something being broken, dirty or frumpy; but while that may be true in some cases, in many situations it just isn’t the case. At Preloved, we believe second hand items can make excellent gifts, it's just a question of finding the perfect one! Click through to see what we have found onsite.

2016-12-07 00:00:28By Natalie Reynolds

Preloved News

Get into The Christmas Spirit with Preloved’s Advent Calendar

Preloved’s Advent Calendar is back! Hooray! We love this time of year as it’s our chance to give back and say thank you for choosing Preloved to give second chances. We have an advent full of goodies! Stay tuned :)

2016-12-01 00:00:19By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Making Your Own Christmas Decorations and Gifts Is Easier Than You Think!

Preloved member Rachael is a keen crafter and loves sharing her tips and creations to anyone who will listen. Today she discusses DIY Christmas decorations and gifts - they are easier than you think!

2016-11-28 00:00:18By Rachael McLaughlin

Local & Community

Choosing Second Hand Items for Our Baby

When you find out you’re expecting, the first thing you start to notice is just how much baby stuff is in shops. And then when you’ve noticed that, you start to notice how much is on TV, in magazines, billboards… And, especially when it’s your first, you want everything new. Rachael tells us how they decided to buy second hand for their daughter.

2016-10-22 00:00:00By Rachael McLaughin

Local & Community

Miniature Tudor House - Recreating a Bygone Age in the World of Miniature

Mike's hobby started by chance. With an interest in carpentry, he found himself taking up a part-finished miniature Tudor house belonging to his late father-in-law. Today he builds miniature Tudor houses, and he tells Preloved all about it!

2016-09-28 00:00:03By Mike Scott

Local & Community

Preloved Member - Restoring Furniture

Emma is a Preloved member who restores and upcycles items of furniture. In light of Restoration Day, we asked her to talk about how she chooses her projects, where she finds inspiration and what restoration means to her.

2016-08-18 00:00:24By Emma Haddock

Local & Community

Preloved Member - Restoring a Rocking Horse

Beth has quite the interesting hobby; she restores rocking horses. Today she tells us how this niche interest came about and showcases some of her latest work.

2016-08-16 00:00:45By Beth Pritchard

Local & Community

Preloved Member - Restoring a Banjo

Mike is a Preloved member who has restored several musical instruments over the years. We asked him to talk about how it all started, and to share why he thinks restored items are important.

2016-08-15 00:00:16By Mike Clark

Local & Community

Rachael's Tips on Making Your Wedding More Personal

Rachael and Kieron married after a very long engagement. Rachael's interests range from reading, sci-fi to craft work. A cross-stitch lover and new mum, she works as a custormer service specialist, which she will return to after her maternity leave.

2016-08-01 10:36:11By Rachael McLaughlin

Preloved News

Love Preloved?

We want to hear from you! We love hearing about what our members get up to. Whether it’s restoring an old campervan or finding second hand gems at car boot sales, all stories are welcome, and we’ll publish the best ones right here on the Preloved blog.

2016-01-05 16:06:33By Amy Lockley