my first holiday baby grow featured in mail online

In the Press – My First Holiday Baby Grow

my first holiday baby grow featured in mail online

The Daily Mail Online has showcased our ‘My First Holiday’ Baby Grow  in a seasonal feature that highlights all of the holiday essentials any first time mum needs to take their baby away on holiday. This comprehensive list offers some great ideas of what to pack when taking a tot away on holiday which we’d all agree is a military operation! Our ‘My First Holiday Baby Grow is described as perfect for a holiday Insta shot. We love the thought of  lots of babies enjoying their first holiday in one of our baby grows which come personalised with destination and year which thus doubles up as a keepsake.

Read the feature in full.

We’re changing direction!

It’s with sadness that we announce that we’re leaving the furniture painting side of the business behind, but with great excitement that we are moving on to focus all of our efforts on personalised gift ware.

We’ve been painting and selling furniture since 2013 as well as completing commission pieces for numerous clients across Nottingham and Derby. We have been operating the furniture and gift ware sides of the business consecutively for some time now and feel we should become more streamlined to offer our customers the best possible service and creative products.

We do however have other talented painting contacts within the area who may be able to help so please let us know and we can put you in touch!

We’ll soon be launching a new website where you can buy all of our latest creations online 247 along with some special offers. Watch this space!



Commission furniture painting project – white, distressed sideboard

Emily had recently decorated her lounge and her sideboard just didn’t fit anymore. A lovely, solid piece, replacing this sideboard was out of the question.

sideboard before

Emily’s newly decorated room features yellow as a statement colour. As the sideboard was such a big piece we all decided painting yellow had the potential to be a little intense therefore we opted for an off white chalk paint to give her a more timeless look.

Having two young children, Emily opted for a distressed look and rougher finish which would be forgiving from any accidental marks and scrapes which would add character rather than ruin the finish. To get this rough finish we combined wax with the white paint to create a thick wash which we applied 2 coats. We also varnished the the top of the sideboard as Emily requested the toughest finish possible.

sideboard after painting by the little handcrafted company

When painting furniture, oils or old varnish from the wood can make their way to the surface as did with Emily’s sideboard, however sometimes it’s not worth fighting these characteristics as these can form part of the piece. Some light brown blemishes appeared through the paint but these actually gave the sideboard a lovely antiqued appearance which complemented he distressed look we were going for.

close up of sideboard to see natural blemishes

Emily was delighted with the end result which not only looked fantastic but also made the room look lighter – here’s a picture of the sideboard in use!

sideboard in use

We offer our furniture painting service throughout Derby/Nottingham, contact us for more information or for a personalised quotation.