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Hey There! Thanks for Stopping By!

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, Canada

creating one of a kind furniture, upcycled instrument art and unique home and musical décor made from repurposed musical instruments.

Photo of Darren and Leigh designers at Funky Upbeat Designs

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  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, handcrafted and one of a kind.

Photo of Leigh and Darren owners at Funky Upbeat Designs in Markham Ontario

As of January 2024, we are now shipping worldwide and custom orders and designs are always welcome- whether you are looking for a personalized gift, a one of a kind decor 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

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Upcycled unique gifts and keepsakes in Markham Ontario by Funky Upbeat Designs

Our Showroom - Where the Magic  Happens!

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