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Distressed Furniture Workshop in Portsmouth

Distressed chair leg

Chair leg painted and distressed in the shabby chic style

If you’re looking for distressed furniture for your home, visit Your Wonder Emporium’s collection. From her Portsmouth-based workshop, Georgina hand-paints and distresses a range of furniture.

What is Distressed Furniture?

Distressing is a way of finishing a piece of furniture or other decorative item to give it an old, weathered look. Over time and with years of service, furniture becomes scratched and knocked and naturally ‘distressed’. The layers of varnish, polish or paint wear off giving it character and much appeal.

However, newer furniture can be treated to add character and the appearance of being older than it is. There are different techniques used to distress furniture. One of the most popular methods used today is to shabby chic the items. Other distressing techniques use crackle varnishes and glazes to achieve a weathered, antique look.

Furniture of all ages can be distressed, as can metals, plaster work and other materials. Knobs and handles can be treated in the same way to match the look of the piece.

The Emporium’s range of distressed furniture is in the shabby chic style. It is hand-painted in coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint and a wax finish applied. Areas of the paintwork are then gently rubbed back to allow the original colour or finish of the wood to shine through.

Distressed Furniture Commissions

Distressed bedside cabinets

Bedside cabinets partly painted and waiting to be distressed

Furniture can be lightly or heavily distressed, depending on the look you want to achieve. Georgina takes commissions for her hand-painted distressed furniture, allowing you to choose the amount of distressing you prefer. If you would like more information, speak to Georgina today on 07947 693063 or drop her an email.

Smaller items can be delivered by carrier to mainland UK addresses and larger pieces are available for collection from Portsmouth. Why not visit the Wonder Emporium’s collection to see what distressed furniture is available today?

Client Testimonials

What our customers say about Your Wonder Emporium ...

E, Havant

“Thank you for my beautiful drawers! I will post another picture when my sparkly knobs arrive”

S, Fareham

“Just getting ready for my sons 1st birthday & decorating with this beautiful bunting! Not its permanent home but it looks great thank you Wonder Emporium!”

D, Yorkshire

“Thank you! My mum loves her fabulous new mirror, will look out for more items”

G, Portsmouth

“Big thanks to Your Wonder Emporium for my lovely new beanbag cover!”

J, Oxfordshire

“Just taken ownership of the lovely spoon back chair. Many thanks. Its off to France with us.”

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