The no nonsense furniture upcycler Jay Blades, former co-founder of award winning social enterprise Out of The Dark, is the nation’s inspiration for transforming dusty old furniture into a work of designer-looking pride and joy.
Not only has he been a source of motivation for thousands of young people through the projects he has been delivering to disengaged and disadvantaged young people over the years, he has also been able to become an unlikely hero for dying crafts and restoration.
From his his first appearance on TV with Kirstie Allsopp, then with Phill Spencer, Gok Wan and This Morning a few years ago, to now becoming one of our favourite faces on screen, with his input on Money for Nothing and The Repair Shop, Jay enthuses us all to rummage through our homes to find a piece of furniture to transform into a work of art.
Alternatively, to sit back, relax and purchase a piece lovingly up cycled by Jay from his online shop.
"One of the UK's coolest furniture designers."
— Money For Nothing, BBC One
We offer a number of services, including upholstery, furniture restoration and sourcing.
We take your furniture and strip back to the frame which is then assessed and repaired accordingly. If needed, new springs and webbing can be fitted, then the piece will be restored to its former glory.
Using traditional techniques and materials such as horsehair and feathers, we are able to preserve the character and integrity of the original piece, which is also important when it comes to preserving the value of an item. We also use modern techniques using mainly foam.
We know how important your furniture is to you and understand how years of use can take its toll on traditional pieces. That’s why our expert team are dedicated to restoring furniture both new and old, and as highly experienced specialists, you can be sure we take every care in carrying out meticulous repairs to restore the pieces to their full, former glory.
Commission us to work our magic
We could do a special commission for you and then you will end up with the only one in the world. So if you have an old and tired vintage piece that you would like revamped, then look no further.
We provide furniture sourcing, just tell us what you are looking for, and we will track the item down. Whether it is an unusual sized dining table, or a specific make of chairs & table, let us know and we will source it for you!
We have found this service to be very popular with customers who are just too busy to search for themselves. Let us do the hard work for you! Also popular with interior designers, and retail shop display, for sourcing one-off special pieces of furniture, or a complete project.
Contact us now for details. Please note, there is no charge for this sourcing service.