“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 home and the market place, or out of landfill brings me great pleasure. Chris x”
I started restoring items 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 find pieces which would blossom and show off its 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.
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 a much older piece. At the same time, a soft, well loved but cottage-style feel, is what can set it shabby chic style items apart from genuine period pieces. Retro pieces are sympathetically brought back to life with the vibrancy which is synonymous with 60 s and 70 s 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 is 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 restore and breathe fresh life into your own pieces and can also 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™ 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 far and wide 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 .
AND then me personally….. Mum to two boys two girls, Grandma to Freddie and George, Owner of Harry (sometimes owner of me ) Love people but only kind people, Love to laugh although not in my sleep as it appears to disturb the neighbours apparently, Love anything vintage,crafty and D.I.Y. Standing back and looking at something I have made or upcycled myself is very rewarding maybe a cake a piece of furniture and especially my children. Blessed with amazing friends and family. Work for myself and love it. Grateful always for what I have and like to think never greedy for that, that I don’t have as I probably don’t need it anyway, Favourite pastime has to be talking which very coincidentally is something I am very good at !!