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If your coming down to see the magical christmas light switch on today then you’ll be able to pop in and see us as WERE STAYING OPEN TIL 6PM!🎄
Festive treats and 20% OFF ALL HAND PAINTED FURNITURE 🙌🏽

The workshop has had a makeover!
Been a crazy week sorting it all out but now there’s more space and less clutter- just how I like it. Just need to find a plumber to plumb in the sink.. think MiMi likes her little snug spot too 🐶

Look at this gorgeous velvet cushion by Gemma Stone.. complete with feather filled filling.

Workshops Sept-Dec 2019

I am now offering the following new workshops:

One to One Bring A Piece To Upcycle Workshops (Lunch Included)
(1 Day) £135.00
(2 Days) £185.00
These allow you to bring in a larger piece or multiple pieces with full use of the workshop, tools...

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Re-Launch & Meet The Trader

Feb 17, 2018 – Feb 17, 2018

Come and visit us at our new location on the High St and see what new things we have on offer.
11-1 Introduction To Decoupage £35pp 3 spaces left
2-4 Meet The Traders
3-4 Live Chalk Paint Demonstration
Nibbles & Light Refreshments.


a year ago
Great place. Unusual gifts including sterling silver and beaded jewellery. All handmade by local artisans. Plus shabby chic furniture. A little jewel in Ampthill. Well worth a visit and browse
- Alda M
2 years ago
A lovely shop selling a mixture of vintage and locally made items plus beautifully up-cycled furniture. Absolutely Shabbylass also runs craft courses and is a stockist for Annie Sloan chalk paints.
- Rachel A
a year ago
Absolutely superb shop , I highly recommend a visit to this fabulous place where you will find a fantastic range of painted up-cycled furniture, homeware and gifts plus a superb range of quality chalk paints.
- Raymond A

About us

General Information:
We are located in the beautiful Georgian market town of Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Our shop can be found at 98 Dunstable St, opposite Fratelli’s restaurant. 

We are stockist of the leading Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™️
Our hub is made up of small and local individual artisan traders who each offer unique and quirky handmade gifts. This means that our stock is continuously changing and items are not garaunteed to stay around for long so grab whilst you can. 

We specialise in reviving unloved, pre-owned vintage pieces that have plenty of life left in them but no longer please you in terms of your current decor. We love creating a variety of wonderful new and exciting look to each piece that is both stylish and unique. Our collections are varied and range from classically hand painted to shabby chic with or without a distressed feel.
We create a variety of hand painted finishes from satin to flat matt and from waxed or crackle glazed to distressed and aged, decoupage, stencils and individual designs. All of the products used here have low VOC, these include Chalk paints, waxes and water based varnishes.
We use and sell Annie Sloan products but cater for other brands if you have a specific one you'd prefer.
Before buying from us, please understand that many of our collections are pre-owned and may have the odd bump, crack or other imperfections. We feel these add to the charm and character of each piece but we can assure you the item will be of sound quality. 

We offer a commissioning service whereby we can paint furniture you already have but feel it needs a new look, maybe to fit in with your new decor. We can transform it and bring it back to life in whichever colour and style you choose, giving you a bespoke item that is not only unique to you but affordable at the cost of purchasing a new one. We are able to come to you and work within your space if you have an extra large item you would like transforming. This can include updating your kitchen cupboards or bathroom vanity units. Simply contact us with your request and photographs for a quote. 
Don't worry if you can't find that special piece you are looking for as we can also source items for you. 

A non refundable 25% deposit is required at the time of booking a commission service, this is to secure your booking and allow for materials to be purchased before any work can begin. 
Any deposits paid for goods purchased on hold are also non refundable unless notice is given within 24 hours. 

We also run furniture painting workshops as well as craft workshops for both children and adults where you can learn a new craft and meet like minded people in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

Please contact the shop or find us on Facebook or Instagram for a list of the current events and prices. Workshop tickets can also be purchased via Eventbrite. Gift vouchers available to purchase. 

Contact Us


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  • 01525 406676


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98 Dunstable Street
MK45 2JP
United Kingdom

Business Hours

Tue:10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun:11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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