Old made new again at Yeppoon's White Olive Furniture

Cheyne sits at one of her recycled and renewed tables.
Cheyne sits at one of her recycled and renewed tables.

IN Cheyne White's spare time, you might find her scouting out a local garage sale, rummaging through old, worn-out furniture.

But what Cheyne can do with it is what's most impressive.

Opening White Olive Furniture last week on Yeppoon's Anzac Parade, the local mum decided it was time to take her furniture revamp talents to a wider audience.

Cheyne said her mother was a big influence on pursuing her passion for unique home décor.

"My mother was an interior decorator and so I was always around it growing up," she said.

"I've always done my own furniture revamp stuff and I started selling it on Gumtree, but then this shop became available so I thought why not give it a go."

With Cheyne's Facebook page already close to 4500 likes, her work has already received plenty of interest from locals and people elsewhere.

"There's not really anything like this here and the chain stores don't really sell unique one-off pieces, so it can be hard to find," she said.

"But I love what I do. I love seeing the end result of taking a piece of tired and old furniture and making it look beautiful again.

"I think the old furniture has more character and tells a bit of a story."


Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm, and closed Monday

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Topics:  home decorating new business

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