So what is this challenge? Gumtree have given each blogger who is taking part in the challenge a cool £100 to buy an item from their site and work on the item to make a upcycled usable item. Once upcycled bloggers are asked to attend a event in London where they have the opportunity to meet Max McMurdo, who will judge each item that 20 bloggers have upcycled. Once he has seen each item, he will declare a winner who then will get £500 to donate to a charity of their choice.
As soon as I got the brief about the challenge, I knew I wanted to get involved. Everyone that reads this blog knows that I adore to save money however although I love trying different things when it comes to saving money, I have never bothered or had the confidence to upcycle a item that I have got for free or found at a great price.
After spending hours researching about what I wanted to make, I decided I wanted to make a shelf out of a guitar however I knew that this would be far to compered for me to make so I changed my mind on what to make and decided to go for a kids activity table.
Look out for post 2 about what I created for my Gumtree challenge and how I went about completing challenge. Want to keep up to date with the challenge? Check out #UpcycleRevolution on Twitter.