Located in the beautiful Georgian Market Town of Ampthill, Bedfordshire and Independently owned by furniture restyler Maria since 2013.
Our hub is made up of local individual artisan makers who each offer unique and quirky handmade gifts. This means that our stock is continuously changing and items are not guaranteed to stay around for long.
We are stockist of the leading Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® carefully selected for our enthusiastic passion & creativity about painting furniture.
Our Mission Statement
- To encourage people to restyle their existing furniture rather than replace it
- To provide good quality information, products and services to aid the above
- To encourage the purchase of used furniture from charities where possible
- To use environmentally, child & pet friendly materials where possible
- To spread the message and help reduce the 8 million tonnes of brown furniture that goes to landfill each year
- To add some colour into what would otherwise be brown environments
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.