Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Great News for ShabbyAnd…

ShabbyAnd... Finalist in Colchester Business Awards

We are delighted to announce that ShabbyAnd…has been shortlisted in the Essex Business Awards in the New Company category. It is amazing to think how far our furniture upcycling business and shop have come in just over one year.

We couldn’t have done it without you, our customers.

Being on the Essex Business Awards shortlist is a sign of our excellent service and the great products we sell at our ShabbyAnd… shop at 35a to 35b Barfield Road, West Mersea.

Our shabby Queen, Ann Beament is being interviewed by the judges before the winner is finally announced in the Charter Hall, Colchester, on December 5th, 2014.

‘We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in these major awards in the New Company category,’ said Ann, owner of ShabbyAnd… ‘I think we have been shortlisted because we only started in March 13, had a shop by September 13 and have become one of 10 star dealers of Autentico paint out of 250 plus in the UK.’

‘Not only that, but we achieved all six aims on our 2 to 3 year business plan in just six months.’

Our six aims were:
1, To develop the company to a position where we undertook commissions
2, To have a shop presence
3, To be a distributor of chalk paint
4, To run workshops
5, To sell local craft persons work to assist in supporting our local community.

ShabbyAnd… is now star dealer in Essex for the Autentico chalk paint and is aiming to become the main dealer for East Anglia; we have also added Advanced Workshops to our schedule. Next we want to have on site our own paint tinting and mixing machine.

Our growth has been in excess of 100% and the customer base has increased 98%.

We want to thank all of our customers, business contacts, friends and family for helping us get this far.

Friday, 14 November 2014

‘ShabbyAnd… Furniture Is Featuring On Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover’

We are delighted that ShabbyAnd… is now an official supplier of Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover.

The producers of the ITV programme which refurbishes rooms for people nominated by family and friends, recently contacted us and asked us to donate a two tier occasional table.

Our Shabby Queen, Ann Beament had lovingly upcycled the table using Aged Pepper Autentico chalk paint and dark wax. Now the table is appearing on Peter Andre’s programme on November 26th as part of the renovations to a home at Coxley Green, London.

Ann, who established ShabbyAnd… to meet a growing demand after successfully painting shabby chic furniture and selling it to friends and family, said: ‘We are thrilled to have a piece of our furniture feature on ‘Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover’ programme. It’s good to do something to help someone in need or to reward someone who has done something good.’

Everything is unique in our ShabbyAnd… shop at 35A to 35B Barfield Road, West Mersea, Essex, but our team will be able to show you another lovingly upcycled piece of furniture that has undergone similar restoration work.

The beauty of chalk paint is that you don’t have to spend ages sanding furniture down. When Ann chooses an item of furniture to restore, her partner carries out any repairs and then after cleaning it, Ann or one of the team, paints straight on to the wood.

If you can’t find anything online or in our shop to meet your needs, you may wish to book a place on our next workshop to learn how to upcycle your favourite piece of furniture yourself!