Do you have an old piece of furniture that has seen better days, or no longer matches your taste? Having your existing furniture refinished is a great way to have a new unique piece and save your old furniture from landfill.

There are many reasons why a customer may choose to have their furniture updated. Often the pieces are just tired after years of wear and tear, or a room has been redecorated and the piece no longer matches the colour scheme. Then there’s the beloved 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 don’t suit the décor or personal taste. 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.

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Multi-layered distressed Chest of Drawers

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Multi-layered distressed Chest of Drawers

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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.

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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Drinks Cabinet with a gorgeous wood grain

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A pop of colour inside

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Look what was hiding under the old white paint!

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Drinks Cabinet with a gorgeous wood grain

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Arranging a commission is easy, just start by getting in touch with details about your piece, including photos and dimensions.

 

Each commission is tailored to my customers’ requirements, so during the design consultation we'll work together to come up with a bespoke design, discussing style, colour palettes and personal taste to make sure the final piece is just right for you.

Once we've finalised the design I’ll provide a full quote for the cost of the work and a timescale for completion.

 

Prices vary according to the items size and the level of work involved. ​​All of the work is carried out in my workshop located in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, and collection from your home and re-delivery can be arranged. Client commissions are booked on a weekly basis, fortnightly for larger or multiple pieces.

Once I start your piece I'll keep you updated on the progress until it's finished and ready to go back home.

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Corner Display Unit finished in Cathedral Taupe and Twilight Geranium

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Corner Display Unit finished in Cathedral Taupe and Twilight Geranium

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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.

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.

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Extending Dining Table and Chairs

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Close up of chairs, finished in Midnight Blue

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Extending Dining Table and Chairs

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The pieces featured on this page are just a few of the many commissions I have completed for my customers, for inspiration and to see more of my work, please check out my gallery.

 

If you have a piece of your own that you would like me to update, please  get in touch .

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Beautiful Art Deco Sideboard finished with its fresh new look

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Beautiful Art Deco Sideboard finished with its fresh new look

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All stripped and ready to paint

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Beautiful Art Deco Sideboard finished with its fresh new look

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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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Refinished Dressing Table

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Matching Bedside Tables

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Refinished Dressing Table

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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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Sofa Table with fab 'violin' detail on the legs

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Finished in Midnight Blue with Gold accents

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Sofa Table with fab 'violin' detail on the legs

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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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Lovely nest of tables

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Lovely nest of tables

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This lovely little nest of tables has great sentimental value to its owner as they were passed onto her by her granny.

These were commissioned by her boyfriend as a Christmas present so that they could continue being used and loved. 

The colours she chose complimented each other perfectly, and the smallest table in its new colour is adorable. 

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Refinished Pine Dresser

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Refinished Pine Dresser

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I do love a pine transformation and this was no exception!

Once stripped of its old wax finish, this piece was finished in Algonquin by Fusion Mineral Paint, the perfect choice to contrast with the natural wood.

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My customer wanted to replace the pine knobs and found some gorgeous vintage knobs online, which I cleaned up and then painted in a soft gold.

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Dressing Table with matching Mirror

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Dressing Table with matching Mirror

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I'd painted a few pieces for this customer, so for this set she gave me a brief idea of what she would like and then trusted me to get creative from there.


As she loves blush pink, Damask by Fusion Mineral paint was the starting point for these pieces. I blended the drawer fronts with a very light grey, before highlighting some of the details with white and silver wax giving it a slight shimmer.

 

The sides of the drawers were given an update and even the little drawers on the mirror were given their own special design. Finally, the drawers were lined with a complimenting paper.