Furniture restoration and recycling of any kind is very close to my heart, so to be able to do something I love by keeping something in the market place, and out of landfill brings me great pleasure. Chris x
I started many years ago when money was tight with young children up-cycling anything I could get my hands on that would be useful in the home. That progressed into something more serious and I was asked to do things for family and friends. From there it has grown into a cottage business which is growing faster by the day. It has been a very organic growth and with many lessons learnt along the way.
I look to buy pieces which will blossom and show off their true beauty by the addition of chalk paints and waxes.
Each piece is carefully chosen, cleaned, painted, sanded, waxed and distressed by hand to ensure the piece will not only look beautiful, but will last for years to come.
By reloving pieces of furniture that are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, well loved but cottage-style feel, is what set it apart from genuine period pieces.
All my items are carefully hand painted and may show the odd brushstroke or colour variation in paint. As with any previously owned piece of furniture there may be the odd bump or mark that comes with age, so please remember if you’re looking for a brand new item this may not be for you. If, like me, you adore pre loved vintage pieces with character then this may be perfect.
If you are looking for perfect imperfection, lovingly restored with character then my style of furniture may just be for you.
We can also revamp and upcycle your own pieces and can arrange to restore pieces in your own home. Please just drop me a message and I will happily arrange to give you a quote… Please note I am fully insured and it is these incidentals that have to be considered when pricing items but I try to ensure that all prices are reasonable and fair at all times
I have used many paints over the years but have found the chalk paints by Annie Sloan™ and Authentico™ bring out all the best of wood and the addition of wax will ensure the pieces remain protected and durable and will last for years
I travel many miles near and far to source the items I sell and if there is something specific you would like me to look for please do not hesitate to ask. Delivery by courier can be arranged at an additional charge .