Furniture upcycling: Partner spotlight

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A warm welcome to our new PHOENIXD partners

Our furniture upcycling partners are meticulously chosen. As a result, you are in expert hands, every step of the way. All of our partners are as passionate about furniture upcycling as we are.

If you love one-of-a-kind statement furniture but don’t enjoy the DIY process, we are here to help! We will work together on new designs and connect your project with an upcycler who does! Whether your style is funky or classic, we will match your project with a furniture upcycling expert based on style and location.

So without further ado, scroll down to see some of their stunning upcycled furniture projects, past and present.


Location: UK wide

Our furniture painter partners really love doing what they do and they are ready to get started on your project.

Kielley uses environmentally friendly paints. Creative and self-taught, Kielley stepped into furniture upcycling by chance. In the market for a new dressing table for a little nook for the bedroom, she knew she did not want a generic boring piece of furniture. Because of this, Kielley decided to find a dresser with features that she loved and gave it a makeover herself. From then, she became hooked.

My favourite furniture to transform are dressing tables. Usually, I can go with more of a statement piece rather than trying to just fit in with someone’s current décor.”

“I love seeing the transformations of these old, wonderful pieces of furniture that most people think are ready for landfill. They have fantastic bones and just need to be given a little TLC. And they have so much more character than modern furniture.”

After: Professionally painted in black and white, finished with ‘inked’ transfers and new handles

Before: The old dresser in desperate need of a makeover

Evelyn has been upcycling and painting furniture for 12 months. Immersed in furniture upcycling, Evelyn is self taught and recently attended a local sign writer course to gain transferable skills. And here, she was taught freehand lettering, gold leafing and masking to create different effects. Working on vintage furniture through to dull reproduction furniture, Evelyn loves turning furniture into unique art deco-themed and eye catching statement pieces.

A beautifully painted stag Minstrel dressing table set, with original handles. Finished with gold trim.


Locations: UK wide

Furniture upcycler/ woodworker, Archie enjoyed design technology at school from year 7 all the way through to sixth form, where he learned different wood working techniques. In addition to this, all of his other upcycling skills are self-taught.

Archie’s favourite pieces to work with are unique drawer sets.

“I really like designing them to have painted bodies which feature waxed wooden fronts. And I also like the idea of old out-dated furniture getting a new lease of life and being completely unique and bespoke to the person who upcycled it.”

An old TV stand upcycled into a living room side board. Re-designed with new legs. Freshly painted with waxed wood detail drawer fronts and new handles. A brand new life!


Location: England

If you love small detailing, papering or decoupage is an option we can incorporate into your upcycled furniture design. Our decoupage experts can bring your furniture to life with dreamy motifs to compliment any room. Kielley makes a bold statement with this vintage teal Peacock sideboard.


Locations: UK wide

Whether you upholstery project is large or small, our handpicked upholstery partners across the UK will have your project covered, quite literally! Our furniture partner Martin has over 25 years experience in upholstery and re- upholstery. He started learning the trade as a teenager and before turning 20, gained an Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft furnishers qualification. Now, he runs a small upholstery business. Modern furniture re-styling, working as green as possible & using safe woods is this upholsterers ethos.


If you have asked yourself, “how to upcycle furniture”, why not draw some inspiration from the projects above? Our design service is completely FREE. We will work with you to create the design in a digital 3D format before the project begins.

Every furniture re-style will be completely unique, individual and personal. So, to begin to create the furniture of your dreams and support our #PHOENIXDCOMMUNITY simply click here

Our growing network of expert furniture partners will ensure a timely turnaround. In turn, they will create your one-of-a-kind statement piece of furniture and we will project manage it every step of the way.

Click here to upload your furniture images to get started!


If you are passionate about furniture upcycling and are looking to add more commissions to your portfolio, find out more about working with us and SIGN UP today!