Painting old items of furniture is a great way to bring new life to tired antiques. Our inspired designers have sourced and salvaged fabulous antiques and brought them into the 21st century with the latest painting techniques. Whether you're after a shabby-chic cupboard with a crackle paint coat, a space-age cabinet with a metallic spray-paint finish or a retro chest of drawers updated with a bold 1970's palette, you'll find the perfect painted item at Remade in Britain today.
There are countless reasons why buying antique furniture is a fantastic way to furnish your home. It's a mess-free and stress-free way to redecorate which is also sustainable – you're reusing the old rather than chopping down trees to make new. Antique furniture also benefits from quality original craftsmanship that guarantees you hard-wearing durability for generations to come – a great way to find yourself a unique family heirloom. Antique furniture often boasts exciting shapes, top-quality materials and one-of-a-kind styles – but sometimes it's the finish that can let you down. Outdated varnishes, boring colour schemes and unsightly paint effects can undesirably date your furniture and make it difficult to complement your interior design schemes. So what better way to transform thrift into fashion than a good coat of paint?
Our expert designers use a range of top-quality paints, varnishes and waxes to give a cosmetic makeover to beautifully formed vintage furniture. At Remade in Britain – the UK's first and only dedicated online upcycling and vintage marketplace – you'll find classic items revived and restored to suit all interior design tastes. Shabby-chic is one of the most influential trends of the decade – and if that's your style you'll find rocking chairs, chest of drawers, sideboards and shelves with distressed crackle paints effects sanded and stripped back in layers for that lovely lived-in look. Or if you prefer retro style why not browse our site for classic items reloved and revamped with bold bright hand-painting with a sixties palette? Many of our designers are only too happy to custom-make an upcycled piece, so you can choose colours and shades which complement your décor and enhance your interiors. If you're inspired and want to try your hand at hand-painting furniture, browse our site for a wide range of chalk paints, waxes and varnishes and view our Facebook page and blog for handy hints and expert tutorials. Upcycling is for everyone, so what are you waiting for? Bring on the brushes, get glossing and paint your own re-purposed pieces today!