Commissions

You may have heirlooms that store decades of memories yet will never fit in with your home’s decor. Perhaps it’s an unfashionable yet extremely practical item of furniture that you wish was just a bit more….beautiful. Get in touch and we can discuss how best to transform these into pieces to fall back in love with.


“Office furniture need not be drab” and my brief was far from drab: Black with art deco gold bling fit for a long, narrow office. I sourced the individual items and brought them together as a set with bold designs and new door and drawer handles. You certainly won’t find these in the shops! Bespoke, personal furniture.






Ercol never fails to disappoint! These nice but uninspiring county chairs have been brought up to date in modern colours with a modern finish.


A mis-matched duo was sourced and upcycled to compliment each other as well as my customer’s existing home decor using Annie Sloan’s Svenska Blue and the pretty Meadow Flower stencil.

Cornish Milk Mineral Paint in High Tide and a contrasting interior in Hive packs a punch on this Bureau. The drawer fronts each had their own grain so it was imperative that these were maintained and renovated.


A lovely repeat customer who I’ve come to know well over time ❤ gave me a brief a while back in the form of a picture in a catalogue from a well-known Cotswold based furniture firm. At 30% of the price, she now has a bookcase which beautifully matches her existing furniture and blends with her room decor.


AGreat-Grandmother’s legacy to her Great-Grandsons. Click for more info.


A Great-Aunt’s heirloom has been given a clean, fresh make-over to blend beautifully with the hygge home decor.


These drawers had a facelift before moving to a new home in the Lake District.


This bureau is has been upcycled for my daughter. If you would like to commission a similar item, please get in touch.


A joy to update this dark rocking chair with a pop of vibrant colour so the chair now well and truly rocks!

Dark Heavy Oak was transformed by bring the table top back to its natural glory and giving the barley twist legs a new modern look.

A quality dresser from John Lewis had housed dinner services and displayed choice crockery for around three decades before the owners had grown rather tired of it as it was. Appreciating its quality and indeed its practicality, they approached me to bring it up to date with paint, new nickle handles and imagination.

The unusual, the unwanted, the joy in seeing the transformation in my head come to fruition. The dark furniture, inherited only to be stored as a nuisance in a garage….but not any longer.

Oxford Blue with an Old White interior – oozes class and is a joy to buff! The leather writing pad, although intact, was extremely delicate. Its owner wanted to preserve some of the original character so it was treated and sealed to preserve it for some time to come.

A solid well-made hallway chest has been revived with paint, waxes and a change of handles. Retaining years of character whilst looking new.

A local online home accessory business, @get-cosy, needed urgent furniture updating for a photoshoot.

Thick cream gloopy gloss was exchanged for a slick brushed steel finish with opulent crystal drawer knobs. Not too dark, not too quaint – a little just luxury in a new bedroom.


Nice robust and practical chest of drawers: well made and well used but sorely in need of a makeover. We agreed a warm Chicago Grey, with stenciled details. Now fit for an ever-growing princess who didn’t want everything painted pink!

A brilliant white Campaign Chest, bought in the flushes of a new marriage (1960s…..) has been given a makeover with a warm gunmetal grey to go in the room where the grandchildren now sleep when they stay over.

This reproduction corner unit with leaded glazed doors, was delivered to me by someone who had purchased two of my pieces online; one was an art deco glass display cabinet whilst the other was a TV cabinet. Both had been painted in the same Country Grey chalk paint using clear and dark wax to age the pieces giving texture and atmosphere to an otherwise flat shade of colour.

Boy oh boy, did I have fun with this! Presented with a rather dull, less than gleaming brass chandelier and a brief of “red”, the owner and I each sat in front of our respective PCs, perusing the Annie Sloan online colour chart, and settled on Bergundy (plus some bling for good measure). There is no end to what you can paint if you are brave enough!

Upcycle Arcade is predominately yet not exclusively furniture based. Being a lover of all things SEW, I welcomed the opportunity to embroider some new aprons for the hugely talented Alice of Baked by Alice Louisa. These aprons can be seen at many a local event, behind a counter, selling pure indulgence.

All handsewn for a new home in Southern France.

Two pretty vintage French bedsides were revamped without losing their romantic joie de vivre.