Hello!  My name's Michele and I'm the owner of 'The Pheasant Plucker's Wife'.  


Since launching the Pheasant Plucker's Wife in 2018 I've been combining my love of textiles (especially William Morris prints) with restyling vintage furniture, specialising in decoupage. 

Choosing the decor for your home is a chance to show your own identity. You don't want the same haircut and wardrobe as your neighbour, so why settle for identikit furniture? Hey, John Lewis has it's place and I love it, but I don't want my entire house furnished in it. I want my rooms to show a bit of my taste and character and just be a bit 'different'. A bit eclectic.

Furniture that's preloved, vintage, upcycled, whatever you want to call it, has a special charm. For starters, the pieces we choose were built to last. They are often made of woods that would cost an arm and a leg to manufacture now to the same standard. Sure, when they come to us they're not so pretty, but we see the Cinderella in them. Transformed from scullery maid to belle of the ball if you will.


We have our own finished pieces available to buy and a page of 'naked pieces' that are also available to commission. Can't see the right piece?, don't worry - Over 50% of our work is bespoke commission and we can work with you to create the perfect piece for your home. We can transform your own furniture or source something to fit your brief. After all, you'll hopefully be spending a lot of time together so we want to get it right!


Upcycling is all about being sustainable. We're literally saving good furniture from being discarded and we try to translate this ethos in the materials we use.  Our paints have low VOCs (the smelly compounds you find in non-water based paints) and we also champion 'buying British'. Luckily for us the majority of our vintage furniture was made in Britain. It might be 'brown furniture but it's solid and well-built with dovetail joints and brass hardware, and we love it. A lot of the designer wallpapers we use are also printed in the UK.

Our work has been featured in several magazines and we were thrilled when designer Matthew Williamson chose one of our upcycled sideboards in his furniture picks edit for Vinterior. 

We're based in Welwyn in Hertfordshire and we deliver nationwide using trusted, insured couriers.  

Please contact us by email or phone for a chat.