Design Industry since 2009

The Upcycled Trading Company

The Upcycled Trading Company specialises in providing bespoke restyled furniture commissions, upcycled lighting products, hand painted and refinished furniture to clients looking for local, responsible repurposing design solutions.  We also supply quality paints, top coats, brushes and other tools and materials to everyone from hobbyists to professional furniture artists to achieve the best results on their own projects.  

Try one of our upcycling workshops if you’d like to learn how to create beautiful unique furniture of your own.  We also run a number of other creative and wellness based classes.

Upcycling Commissions

Bespoke to your personal style

Not everyone has the time or inclination to do their own upcycling. If you’d like to commission a bespoke furniture restyle tell us about your project and ideas. We will assess the scope of work and provide a quote to carry out the job to your exact brief. The beauty of commissioning  furniture to be upcycled is that you can choose a finish tailor made to suit your existing décor when you  just can’t find the right piece or simply to keep a dated but quality piece of furniture in play. 

If you don’t already have a suitable piece of your own to upcycle we can also source quality vintage pieces that would be ideal to upcycle to your requirements.

Take a look through some of our completed projects and pieces available for you to commission

Our work can also be seen on Concious Cubby as we are recognised & approved professional furniture painters.

Now offering FREE delivery on all furniture to mainland UK locations.

Get in touch today on 07554 432792 or via the contact form to see how we can help you.

we supply Tools, paint and materials

In addition to tailor-made upcycling commission services we offer materials and accessories for your own projects.

Whether you are a professional furniture artist, upcycling as a side-line or giving unloved items a second chance for your own satisfaction our aim is to supply the materials you need in one place. Visit in store or buy online.


Workshops are held regularly, for availability select “Workshops” from the drop down menu on the shop page.

Support small businesses

The Upcycled Trading Company is the go-to shop for thoughtful consumerism in Kent. As well as having a passion for sustainable interiors supporting small business is also important to us – not least because we are one! We recognise and respect the work of other makers and are proud to stock their quality products. Whether for your own home or as a gift to show your care we can provide unique, hand-made gifts from local makers and artisans. Every time our customers make one of these thoughtful purchases, they are helping the local economy.

Get In Touch Today!

on 07554 432792 or complete contact us form

to see how we can help you meet your needs.


"The chest of drawers is amazing. You have breathed new life into it and the colours are a perfect match for the room, the chest of drawers has been in the family for close on 30 years and the work you have done gives it a fresh new look. Thanks a million."

Simon (Commission customer)

“I have been friends with Claire for about 8 years, I first met Claire at a private college in Clapham where I was currently teaching. Right from the start Claire, showed not only talent, but a flair for design, and that coupled with her determination and enthusiasm has led her onto many wonderful and life changing design led experiences today. I am so pleased that you have opened your shop Claire and I hope you have lots of fun as I know that you have wanted to do this for a long time."

Sara Corker (Interior Designer)

"Claire produced a design scheme for our guest annex which was fantastic. She carefully researched all of our likes and needs and was able to deliver a space that we all enjoy."

P CHRISTENSEN and J ToRvill OBE (interior design clients)

"The workshop was great fun and I will recommend to others"

K CAREY (workshop participant)

"The workshop was fun and just the right length of time. Everything I learnt was new, it was an easy going and informative afternoon"

C. PETERSON (workshop participant)

"Claire’s love of upcycling is infectious. She has done a lot of research on the subject and has refined it in her handouts. The class was very informative and working with such beautiful paints was very enjoyable."

T HAZELBY (workshop participant)

Workshop and Design Studio

Unit 2, Mill Bay, Folkestone CT20 1BN