Upcycle your stuff
I totally understand that in an age of stuff people don’t necessarily need more! As a consequence, I happy for you to bring me your stuff to paint. Depending on the size of the object you can post them to me or hand deliver. Also, if you don’t see the item you want on my website or Instagram feed (on my home page) I am happy to help you source the right thing.
So, what do people bring?
Over the past couple of years customers have brought me all sorts of stuff. This has ranged from barrels to Thermos mugs. I have also painted a stready stream of customer’s horseshoes, from their own horses.
The gallery below shows some of the recent items people have brought me. It is an eclectic selection, and reflects my customers’ imagination. The black box is actually a battery charger. The ‘sweet things’ bin is actually for dog poo bags! (My customers needed somewhere to stash the bags when cruising on their boat.) Another customer brought me three metal buckets she was planing to use as storage in her boat. One boater had a pair of IKEA lamps she wanted decorated.
Decoration can be simple, such as on a kettle I recently painted. However, other pieces require sanding down and hours of work. For example a small stool or table.
That’s all very well, but I want other stuff…
I realise we all have different stuff we use, and sometimes we do need to acquire things. For instance, perhaps your kitchenware is all yellow and you want canal art mugs to match. Although I don’t stock yellow mugs I would be happy to help you find some. Alternatively, you could find your own mugs online and have them posted directly to me. For example, recently a customer wanted an oval planter of a specific size. We messaged about this, and eventually found a black mop-bucket that would fit the purpose.
How to bring me your stuff
If you have something you would like painted, or have a specific item you are looking for, contact me via email, Facebook or Instagram . Usually I respond within a couple of hours. For payment I prefer BACS. However I also accept PayPal.