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Our Story

Welcome to Revived and Restored; we are a small family-run business based in the beautiful countryside of Staffordshire. Mike and I (Melanie) are a father-daughter team and have always been passionate about the world of interiors. 


I ran my own successful Interior Design Business for many years. Mike was a Partner for a firm of Chartered Accountants all his working life. I was taken aback on March 2016 when Mike (A.K. Dad) said, 'I'd like to go into business with you; what do you think?' I jumped at the chance as I really respect him, and we get on so well together. Then came the tricky part, what business?


As an interior designer, I was always on the hunt for pieces of furniture that would suit the style of decor I was designing for my customer. So, I suggested to Mike the idea of updating and repurposing preloved pieces of furniture. Before embarking on Revived and Restored, we had always upcycled furniture for our homes (25 years plus).


We bought some preloved vintage furniture, tools and materials and started working outside, in the garage on rainy days or in extreme weather in the house (shh, don't tell my mum)! Our team grew as we required a carpenter who comes weekly to repair or repurpose pieces we can't; he's called Rob, my sister-in-law's father, who fits in with us like a glove. My brother-in-law Zak, who works in e-commerce marketing, helped us produce our website, we value all of his expertise, and he is great to work with. So, I can safely say we are a family business.


People seemed to like our furniture, and we started selling online in December 2016. We then felt it was time to invest in a purpose-built Stable as our workshop to compliment the stunning 2-acre field rural space we had already worked in, which suits the surroundings perfectly. We have grown our business over the years, and in 2020 we tripled the size of our workshop to store furniture and our workshop area. 


We then found an increasing number of people contacting us to see if we could revive their furniture and kitchens; this is when we induced our commissions as a service we now provide one of the warmest summers of 2016. We bought a horse trailer converted to show our furniture at artisan makers markets in Uttoxeter and Knutsford. We use it today as our collection and delivery vehicle, so loads of height and room to collect bedroom and dining room suits the list is endless! We have met some lovely and wonderful people along the way, and many have repeatedly returned to us. 


In 2019, we started to offer a bespoke bathroom vanity service as we were becoming very successful in selling the ones we sell on the website. We now have a whole page dedicated to transforming bathroom vanities from old vintage pieces of furniture that was added in 2022. 


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We became a retailer of Wise Owl Paint Products in 2021. In 2022 we developed online furniture updating courses so you, too, can recreate pieces of furniture like ours to cherish for many years to come. First to be released was our beginners' course; coming up next will advanced workshops for those who want to learn different paint techniques and repurpose pieces of furniture into something different, like a working bathroom vanity unit.


We hope you continue to stay with us on our journey; we love what we do. 

The end (for now!) 


P.S. We can't wait to meet you and hear your story.

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Melanie Wright Design und Maltechniken - ihr Hintergrund ist Innenarchitektur. Einige der Stärken von Melanie sind die Wertschätzung des Marktes, auf dem wir uns befinden - was unsere Kunden suchen und die Liebe zum Detail


Mike Castree Reparieren und Malen - nach einem Leben in der Buchhaltung hat Mike beschlossen, mit seiner Leidenschaft zu arbeiten


Zak Hood Online Marketing - langjährige Erfahrung in Marketing und E-Commerce für große Unternehmen


Rob Day Repair - ein Handwerker mit langjähriger Erfahrung als Holzhandwerker

Melanie Wright


Rob Day


Mike Castree


Zak Hood



Revived & Restored bezieht nur hochwertige Möbel von höchster Qualität, die noch eine lange Lebensdauer vor sich haben. Unsere Aufgabe ist es, diese sorgfältig ausgewählten Stücke liebevoll wiederherzustellen und zu transformieren, um etwas zu schaffen, das ihren früheren Ruhm übertrifft. Mit unserer Handmalerei-Expertise fügen wir oft eine zeitgemäße Note hinzu, die jedem Stück ein einzigartiges Finish verleiht. Das bedeutet, dass Pinselspuren oder Inkonsistenzen ein natürliches Ergebnis dieses handwerklichen Prozesses sind.

Bevor Reparaturarbeiten (die möglicherweise erforderlich sind) von unserem eigenen Handwerker durchgeführt werden, wird jedes Möbelstück bewertet.

Unser Designteam bewertet dann den einzelnen Artikel, um sicherzustellen, dass eine sympathische Maltechnik verwendet wird. Unsere Stücke werden dann entweder restauriert:


  • Alterungsprozess - Die Maltechnik erzeugt eine Illusion des Alters, die den Eindruck erweckt, dass das Möbelstück den Test der Zeit überstanden hat. In Anbetracht des Alters einzelner Gegenstände weisen sie die üblichen Mängel auf, die Sie von Möbeln vergangener Zeiten erwarten würden - dies unterstreicht jedoch nur, dass jedes Möbelstück ein individuelles Einzelstück ist.

  • Solide Lackierung - für ein klares und aktualisiertes Finish. Wir bei Revived and Restored wissen, dass der Alterungsprozess nicht jedermanns Geschmack ist, und wir glauben, dass dieser Stil eine hervorragende Alternative ist.


Farbe erhältlich bei 'Sweet Little'

Wir sind begeistert von unserer Wahl der Farben und fühlen uns oft von erdigen und natürlichen Tönen angezogen. Wir verwenden nur hochwertige, bewährte Farben, die das Endergebnis verbessern.

Obwohl wir versuchen sicherzustellen, dass Sie die Farbe des Artikels auf unserer Website ermitteln können, wissen wir zu schätzen, dass manchmal Fotos nicht ausreichen, um eine Entscheidung darüber zu treffen, ob ein Artikel zu Ihrem Dekor passt. Wenn dies ein Problem ist, senden wir Ihnen gerne ein kleines Holzmuster der tatsächlichen Farbe, bevor Sie Ihre endgültige Entscheidung treffen.

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Chalk paint

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Distressed layed chalk paint technique

  • Rustic Style – Using chalk paint and a painting technique creates an illusion of age, giving the impression that the item of furniture has withstood the test of time. Given the age of individual items, they come with the usual imperfections you would expect from furnishings of yesteryear – but this only emphasises that each item of furniture is unique a one-off piece.

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Tones: Egg shell finish 

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Colour contrast: Egg shell finish

  • Sleek Style - giving a crisp and updated finish. At Revived and Restored, we appreciate that the ageing process is not to everyone's taste, and we believe this style is an excellent alternative. 

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Matt varnished oak finish

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Paint effect on pine wood, with matt varnish for durablity

  • Wood finishes -  we offer a variety of varnished wooden tops which compliments the painted bases of the furniture.  Our skilled artisans use only the highest-quality materials and finish to ensure that your furniture is beautiful and built to last.  Wood finishes enhance the natural beauty of the wood grain, creating a warm and inviting look that is perfect for any room in your home.

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Paint effects: Stencils

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Paint effects: Decoupage

  • Furniture paint effects - are a fun and creative way to update your home decor and add a unique touch to your furniture. With various paint techniques and finishes available, we can transform an old piece of furniture into something new and exciting. Some popular furniture paint effects include distressed or shabby chic finishes, stencilling or decoupage and cross-hatching painting for a personalised touch. Whether you want to create a vintage vibe or add a pop of colour, the possibilities are endless with furniture paint effects.

​We are passionate about our choice of colours, and we're often drawn to earthy and natural tones. We only use top-quality, tried and tested paints that will enhance the end result. Although we attempt to ensure that you can establish the item's colour from our website, we appreciate that sometimes photographs are not enough to decide whether a piece will fit in with your decor. If this is a problem, we will send you a small wood swatch of the actual colour before you make your final decision.

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