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So that was summer then!

So that was summer then!

It’s been a great summer albeit a bit odd due to the pandemic. Furniture painters have been shopping for new products as well as the usual favourites. Tourists and locals have been discovering unique locally handmade gifts and accessories, upcycled furniture has been...
Essentials For Your Furniture Painting Project

Essentials For Your Furniture Painting Project

It’s almost 6 weeks since I opened the shop on The Old High Street in Folkestone and I’m absolutely loving it!  I’m new to the area so I’ve heard how amazing the place is from customers and other businesses on The Old High Street. There’s a great vibe even during...
Preparing for a new normal

Preparing for a new normal

As some businesses gradually move towards re-opening it’s starting to feel like opening the shop isn’t too far off now. So, i’m thinking ahead to processes to be put in place to keep everyone safe. There will be hand sanitiser at the door and social distancing rules...
Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans

John Lennon famously said “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” No doubt we were all making our own plans just as Covid-19 suddenly became a bigger problem than most of us realised. My personal plan was to open a shop in Folkestone Creative...
New studio, new workshops, new wheels!

New studio, new workshops, new wheels!

It’s almost a month since relocating to Folkestone and it’s absolutely flown by!  There’s progress on the Studio which will be the place to find me to discuss any upcycling commissions, workshops or to view any furniture for sale.  You can also visit to...
On the move

On the move

Welcome to The Upcycled Trading Company’s first blog post! As I write there are big changes going on both with the business and for me personally. For those of you that have discovered The Upcycled Trading Company already you’ll know that I’ve had the privilege of...