The Upcycled Trading Company


Explore The Upcycled Trading Company’s range of beautiful upcycled furniture. Handpainted pieces that will look stunning in your home, a range of styles are available to add that special something. From the classic farmhouse look to midcentury, retro and contemporary designs. 


Pieces available to commission for upcycling in your own bespoke finish.  Prices shown are for all necessary preparation of cleaning, sanding/priming followed by minimum two coats of a single colour paint finish to the outer surfaces (top, sides and front). Alternative options can be quoted separately. Please get in touch via email, telephone or visit the shop to discuss. 

Commissions also accepted to restyle customers own furniture or pieces can be sourced to the customers brief. 


"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)

The shop

48 The Old High St, Folkestone CT20 1RN

The studio

Unit 2, Mill Bay, Folkestone CT20 1BN
01303 254259