La Brocante upcycles used donated furniture and old household appliances to re-sell them as vintage items at our center in Damour.
At first, the donated furniture was given away through arcenciel to displaced war veterans returning home to Damour. This service was meant to help young couples furnish their houses and to encourage repopulation of the Damour area post-war.
La Brocante never stopped helping people in need; until today La Brocante provides free services and furnitures to those who cannot afford them.
With donations becoming more abundant, the idea to make a second-hand store was undertaken in order to help the disenfranchised and to promote sustainable development. Objects are restored and sold as vintage furniture.
LA BROCANTE: THE WHOLE PROCESS
People who are interested in donating furniture:
Within the workshop, recuperated objects are divided and sorted by the carpenters into the following categories:
Some suitable objects for restoration include
Living rooms and hearths
couches, arm chairs, low tables, TV stands, newspaper stands, paintings and reproductions…
tables, counters, buffets, chandeliers, chairs…
beds, mattresses, dressers, armoires, wardrobes, bed side tables…
Games and instruments
toys for children, synthesizers, pianos, guitars, xylophones, …
handcrafted porcelain, glasswork, handmade paintings, sculptures, etc…
Antiquing is the process of restoring objects into aesthetic, usable pieces. arcenciel gives life to unused furniture by means of restoration or transformation. The new objects will then be sold and will generate revenues for arcenciel’s social and environmental causes.
LA BROCANTE: UNITING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORK
Instead of going to waste, unusable objects can be given to those in need – this is how La Brocante unites social and environmental work.
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