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I can’t draw for toffee but I’ve always been a bit creative, I even made a friend’s Princess Diana style wedding dress when I was 20. Burda 7940 in case you’re wondering. 


I was also a frequent visitor to our local furniture auctions and with a bit of vision, tlc and elbow grease, managed to furnish a fair part of our first home with my ‘finds’. Little did I realise then that I was upcycling before it was a thing.  Grown up jobs took over for a number of years and wore me down, so despite keeping my hand in at the odd sale, my creativity dwindled to virtual extinction.


A milestone birthday (much) later and I realised I needed a new passion and to be honest the gym was a non-starter. I rediscovered auctions, charity shops and fairs.  The Pheasant Plucker’s Wife was born and it wasn't long before sad and dreary furniture was winking at me again. I'm attracted to well-built pieces that are unlucky in love and sadly out of fashion. There’s someone for everyone as my granny used to say so I've lavished love on them, transformed them with wallpaper and paint, protected the surfaces, added new legs, handles or whatever is needed to give them another run for their money. I have my favourites but I'm fickle too. I might be in a mid-century modern mood on Monday, William Morris on Wednesday or Art Deco on Friday.  It depends on the piece and the conversation we have.


We hope you like what you see. If you have a piece of furniture that you’d like reimagined please get in touch. I'm sure there's bound to be life in the old boy or girl yet!