The UpcycleD Trading cOMPANY


Services comprise sustainable interior design including (but not limited to) blind and curtain making services, eco-friendly paint and wallpaper supply, bespoke upcycling commissions, furniture sourcing or complete design scheme.  Furniture painting workshops are held on a regular basis to enable customers to carry out their own upcycling projects.  Furniture paints and accessories can be purchased in store.


If you’ve a piece of furniture you’d like to transform but you’re not sure how to get started our Bring Your Own Project or 3 Techniques workshop could be for you! 

Bring Your Own Project 

For this workshop participants are invited to bring along a small piece of furniture or part of a larger piece such as a drawer or door.  We start by discussing what you might want to achieve and the best way to do so. The format is informal and relaxed with questions invited throughout.  Light refreshments are provided along with an apron for use during the workshop (it is still advisable however to wear old clothes and sleeves that roll up as paint does not always wash out). Workshops last half a day and there is an opportunity to purchase paints for use on the day at a heavily discounted price up to a maximum of one larger size pot per person which can be taken home in a complementary jute shopping bag along with information sheets to refer back to when carrying out your own projects. For this particular workshop participants can also bring their own paint to use if preferred.  All other materials and equipment are provided. 

Workshops are priced at £45 per person for Bring Your Own Project.  

3 Furniture Painting Techniques

For this workshop participants carry out 2 types of finish with chalk paint and wax and one with mineral paint after first seeing the processes demonstrated. The format is informal and relaxed with questions invited throughout.  Light refreshments are provided along with an apron for use during the workshop (it is still advisable however to wear old clothes and sleeves that roll up as paint does not always wash out). Workshops last half a day and there is an opportunity to purchase paints on the day to take home with a 10% discount   All materials and equipment for use during the workshop are provided. 

3 Techniques workshops are priced at £50 per person.

 Upcoming dates: Monday 17th February 13.30-16.30 and Monday 23rd March 13.30-16.30 at Lenham Community Centre (Appleton Room), Groom Way ME17 2QT.  Parking is available on site.  Call 01622 924767 or use the contact form to enquire about availability for individual or group bookings.

To register interest or book a space on the workshops currently offered or coming soon please get in touch via the contact form, call 01622924767 or visit in store.

Furniture Painting Commissions

Upcycling outdated pieces of furniture to fit with modern design schemes is becoming an increasingly popular practice, with many people being reluctant to dispose of good quality furniture simply because it has an unfashionable finish.  If you find you don’t have the time or prefer not to do this yourself you can commission The Upcycled Trading Company to give your furniture a fresh new look. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and for a quote.

Upcycled and Handmade Furniture

I provide high-quality upcycled and handmade furniture, accessories, and gifts, each sure to add a unique touch to your home.  Whether it’s a fresh look for your existing furniture, a made to order table from reclaimed scaffold boards or coat hooks upcycled from copper pipe it can all be achieved.


As an approved stockist of Annabell Duke products, The Upcycled Trading Company provides every customer with the highest quality paints. I stock chalk and mineral furniture paints in an extensive range of colours, each sure to meet all your needs for your next project.

I also stock a wide range of brushes, waxes, and other craft supplies, providing you with everything you need to produce a high-quality result you will be delighted with.

More About my Services

Eco Friendly Wallpaper and Paint Supply

Pop in to browse our wallpaper sample books from the Little Greene Paint Company and receive expert advice and assistance before ordering in store to be assured of the correct number of rolls for your project.  You will enjoy next day delivery to your home address.

Eco Friendly paints also supplied by the Little Greene Paint Company can be ordered in store and again delivered to your home address.  The full range of colour charts are held in store and expert advice is available to help with your final decision.

Curtain and Blind making services

Curtain and blind making services are available from a range of eco friendly fabrics by Stitched.  Fabric samples are held for you to browse and make the correct choice before ordering in store and having your finished blinds and curtains delivered to your home address.  Fitting services can be arranged separately.

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Contact Details

The Corner Shop, The Corner House, The Square, Lenham ME17 2PQ
01622 924 767

"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."


“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

"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."


"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)