EPISODE 33 - Let's Get Funky!
Dave, Jen and Paige join in with two of the most special and fun people ever! Darren & Leigh from Funky Upbeat Designs! Darren and Leigh are two of the most giving, kind and truly great people we have come across - we are honoured to have their products available in our store, we are thrilled to know them as friends - enjoy the story behind their amazing business salvaging musical instruments and how they turn waste into a super successful and profitable business! You will fall in love with them - join Team Funky right here on The UpCycle Canada Podcast!
Welcome To Funky Upbeat Designs!
We drum to a different beat and are doing things a little different over here! We are a proudly Canadian husband and wife team (Darren & Leigh) based in Markham, Ontario creating one of a kind furniture, upcycled instrument art and unique home and musical décor made from repurposed musical instruments, inspired by the love of drums.
Funky Upbeat Designs started back in August 2018 and the idea came to us literally out of the blue. We purchased one drum kit, did several modifications, posted them to social media, asked opinions of family and friends and the response and feedback was unbelievable! At that point, we knew we were on to something…Funky Upbeat Designs was born and has turned out to be more than we ever anticipated, in the best possible way! We are so grateful for your ongoing support and love for our local, family business.
Each design created is completely transformed and repurposed by us in our workshop in Markham, Ontario. We take the utmost pride in every drum or guitar design we make from it’s original, previously loved and often damaged and abused condition to completely transforming and repurposing it into a work of art. We aim to use reclaimed, upcycled and eco-friendly, Canadian made materials where possible in all of our designs. We are always adding to our product line, coming up with new, creative ideas and do not mass produce any of our pieces. Every design created is unique, high quality, handmade and one of a kind.
We ship to Canada & USA and custom orders and designs are welcome- whether you are looking for a personalized gift, a one of a kind décor piece, a meaningful keepsake or even have old drums or a guitar to get rid of- we are always available, here to help and look forward to hearing from you.
Cheers & One Love,
Darren & Leigh
Funky Upbeat Designs
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