Do you have a special piece of furniture in need of an update? 

There are many reasons why a customer may choose to have their furniture refinished. Sometimes the pieces are just

tired after years of wear and tear, or maybe they need a restyle as they no longer fit with the décor.

Then there’s the much loved pieces of furniture that have been in the family for years, these pieces often have great sentimental value, but are hidden in the corner of a room, or even garage, as they are a bit dated and don’t suit the new owners tastes. I’ve had the pleasure of working on pieces like this and it’s great to see them being enjoyed again rather than hidden away.

Whatever the reason, having your existing furniture refinished means you'll have your own unique piece, created just for you.

Here's how to arrange a commission...

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1. Get in touch

Start by getting in touch with details about your piece.

 

Work is accepted depending on the project, so please include:

  • Photos of your piece

  • Approximate dimensions

  • Any required repairs

  • Any thoughts on colour/style

Don't worry if you don't have a design/style in mind yet, as we will work together to create a design just for you.

2. Design

Next we'll discuss the design, looking at style, colour palettes and your personal taste, working together to create a bespoke design just for you.

I can provide colour samples to help you choose and make sure you're happy with the design before any work starts.

Once we've finalised the design I’ll provide a full quote and my availability to complete the work.

3. The work

All work is carried out in my workshop located in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire.

If you are local I can collect and redeliver your furniture.

 

For commissions outside my area, I can arrange courier collection and delivery with a trusted courier, please note that courier charges are extra.

 

Once I start your piece, I'll keep you updated on the progress and where possible, may even share a few sneak peek photos, so that you can see your piece transform. 

4. Home time

Once your furniture is finished I'll send photos (unless you'd like to wait to see it in person) and arrange delivery back home.

Your newly finished furniture will need approximately 30 days to fully cure, however you will be able to use it during this time, it will just need to be treated with a little extra care. I will provide you with care guidelines with details of how to look after your piece so that it can be enjoyed for many years to come. 

Past commissions that I have completed...

Here are just a few of the commissions I have completed for my customers and the stories behind the pieces.

You may already have a design in mind , but if you're in need of some inspiration, or would like to see more of my work,

check out my gallery here.

This gorgeous set of Ercol furniture had great sentimental value as it had been in the family for years. Having been passed onto the next generation in the family, they decided it was time to have it refinished to fit into it's new home and get put to use again.

The table top was stripped of its dark finish, exposing the beautiful natural wood grain, which contrasts beautifully with the dark blue finish on the table base and chairs. 

It was an absolute pleasure working on this transformation and I love that this much loved furniture now continues its life with the third generation of this family.

Customer Commission
Customer Commission

Extending Dining Table and Chairs

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Customer Commission
Customer Commission

Close up of chairs, finished in Midnight Blue

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Customer Commission

Before picture

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Customer Commission

Extending Dining Table and Chairs

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This drinks cabinet was a piece I had in stock waiting to be painted. I posted a picture when I started the prep work and it  was quickly snapped up by its new owner, who asked for it to be painted in grey, with a hint of yellow and gold.

 

This piece had previously been painted in thick white paint, and had definitely seen better days.

 

From stripping the paint, to changing the hinges and updating the inside, there isn’t one part of this piece that hasn't been updated, and hidden underneath all that paint was this gorgeous wood grain. .
 

When I delivered it to its new owner she told me it would be filled with 'gin and nice things', and why not as this piece is definitely ready for the party!

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Customer Commission

Drinks Cabinet with a gorgeous wood grain

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Customer Commission
Customer Commission

A pop of colour inside

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Customer Commission

Look what was hiding under the old white paint!

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Customer Commission

Drinks Cabinet with a gorgeous wood grain

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When I picked up this sideboard it had a thick covering of wax and chalk paint and was crying out for an update. But once that had been removed, I had a blank canvas to transform this art deco sideboard back to all its glory.

We discussed a few design ideas , but in the end, decided to keep it fairly simple and let the shape of this piece, with its beautiful detail in the middle shine.

The original clunky drawer handles have been replaced with pretty vintage knobs and the original door handles were refinished to match.

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Customer Commission

Beautiful Art Deco Sideboard finished with its fresh new look

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Customer Commission

Beautiful Art Deco Sideboard finished with its fresh new look

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Customer Commission

All stripped and ready to paint

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Customer Commission

Beautiful Art Deco Sideboard finished with its fresh new look

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This piece had sentimental value as it came from my customers parent’s house. However, it had seen better days and didn’t match their décor so they asked me to give it a new look.

Overall, my customer wanted to lighten up this piece, so we chose a light neutral shade for the main colour. Whilst planning the design my customer also mentioned that she loves purple, and I instantly had the perfect colour in mind to add that much loved hint of purple, without darkening the overall piece. The trio of colours on this pieces made such a beautiful colour palette.

It was such a pleasure working on this piece and when I delivered it back, it was great to see it in its new home, where it sits proudly surrounded by a fab purple room.

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Customer Commission

Corner Display Unit finished in Cathedral Taupe and Twilight Geranium

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Customer Commission
Customer Commission

Close-up

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Customer Commission

Inside

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Customer Commission

Corner Display Unit finished in Cathedral Taupe and Twilight Geranium

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The owner of this piece wanted it to have a completely new look, whilst keeping some of its gorgeous rustic character. 


This was the second part of a commission for this customer who asked me to update her bedroom furniture. The piece was painted in Champness by Fusion Mineral Paint, whilst the back was adorned with a gorgeous Moroccan tile effect stencil, finished in custom mixed colours to give it a truly unique look.

 

Finally, the original hardware was cleaned and look how shiny it is now!

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Customer Commission

Refinished Dressing Table

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Customer Commission
Customer Commission

Close-up

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Customer Commission

Matching Bedside Tables

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Customer Commission

Refinished Dressing Table

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When my customer contacted me to commission this piece, her words were ‘I have a challenge for you’ and she wasn’t joking. This table had been well used, the top had missing bits of veneer, the veneer on the drawers was peeling and the top had broken away from the legs.

Once fixed, the gorgeous Midnight Blue by Fusion Mineral Paint absolutely transformed this piece.

 

The ‘violin strings’ on the legs were cleaned to reveal that they were in fact brass and the feet, handles and drawer trims were painted to match.

Finally, my customer mentioned how she loves giraffes, so I went on the hunt for wallpaper and found this fab print for the inside of the drawers.

This is such a great example of an upcycle, it just needed a bit of TLC and can be enjoyed again for years to come.

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Customer Commission

Sofa Table with fab 'violin' detail on the legs

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Customer Commission

Finished in Midnight Blue with Gold accents

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Customer Commission

Before picture

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Customer Commission
Customer Commission

Sofa Table with fab 'violin' detail on the legs

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This vintage chest of drawers has had many different looks over the years and this is its latest outfit.

I love how the owner was keen to use colour to make this a truly unique piece. The multi-layered paint finish shows glimpses of raspberry and olive popping through the gorgeous yellow. I finished the piece with hemp oil which enhanced this gorgeous colour combo and gave this piece a super smooth feel.

In time our tastes and lifestyles change, but that doesn’t mean we need throw out the old and replace with new. This piece is such a great example of that, having been once used as storage in the owners sons nursery, it now has a new place in their home and years of life left in it.

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Customer Commission

Multi-layered distressed Chest of Drawers

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Customer Commission
Customer Commission

Close up

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Customer Commission
Customer Commission

Before picture

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Customer Commission

Multi-layered distressed Chest of Drawers

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