About Done up North
Done up North specialises in giving old, unloved and unlovable furniture a whole new look and through restoration and refinishing often with unique geometric designs, as well as helping others to get into upcycling and furniture painting too through workshops and online support.
I offer an in-person furniture re-design service and create bespoke pieces to commmisioned by customers both by sourcing pieces and also transforming pieces they already own.
I can work with you to help you decide on a new colour, finish and any other decorative design or details that would like to make your pieces work within your home now or within any new scheme you're planning.
I can also convert and upcycle furniture and furnishings to give them a new purpose as part of our design work.
Re-finishing old furniture and furnishings gives your home character and creates a style that is personal and unique to you but of course creating high-end luxe looks for existing pieces can often be a whole lot more cost-effective than buying brand new.
Often old furniture is inherited or gifted - whether sentimental to you or not - and revamping it is brilliant way to make use of those pieces. It's also ultimately a fantastic way of living in a more sustainable and less wasteful way.
I've been buying, selling and renovating vintage furniture for more than 20 years and have trained in interior design so I can offer a complete service, understanding your style and needs, consulting with you at every stage, making sure the
design is captured and communicated well right through til the job is done and ensuring satisfaction afterwards.
I am able to offer painting services for fixed furnishings and cabinetry too if you are looking to change fitted items that are need updating, such as kitchens, bathrooms and fitted furnishings.
If you are interested in starting painting your own furniture do check out my furniture upcycling workshops. The forthcoming dates are in the Workshops section or get in touch to discuss individual support or group/party sessions!
If you are looking for ideas, tips & tricks head over to Blog or follow me on Instagram. I regularly share design inspiration and how to articles as a contributing designer for Reloved Magazine and have been featured in interiors magazines and blogs.
Done up North is also currently the Leeds stockist for Fusion Mineral Paint and this is via Chirpy in Chapel Allerton, Leeds. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any queries relating to the paint and your Fusion projects, I'm happy to help!
As a business I also love to collaborate with other businesses and social enterprises to encourage upcycling and support local creativity so I'd love to hear from you if you'd like to work together.
Let's Do It Up Together!