Meet Michelle

An image of Michelle from Shel's Shabby Chic smiling, standing with a perfectly pink, hand painted bedside table

I specialise in refurbishing vintage furniture and bureaux, transforming them into one-off statement pieces for your modern home. 

Amongst others, I use paint, decoupage and gold leaf to create bespoke upcycled pieces with personality. 

Furniture can either be supplied by you or can be sourced by me.  My passion is taking unloved items and giving them a new lease of life - creating iconic pieces that will stand the test of time and can be passed down through the generations.

Every transformation is bespoke and no two pieces are the same ... they are as unique as your imagination; all created with love, care and attention to detail.
Shel's Shabby Chic is located in Stotfold SG5 on the Herts/Beds border, not far from Hitchin.

Want to paint your own furniture, but don't know where to start? 

I can teach you! 

I offer 1-to-1 Furniture Painting for Beginners Workshops to learn step-by-step how to prep, paint and finish your furniture to a professional standard.  You will go home bursting with knowledge, skills and enthusiasm! 

If you want to continue painting as soon as you get home, I offer a Beginners Painting Kit containing all the tools you need to complete an upcycling project from start-to-finish. 

I've always had a passion for learning new skills and creating beautiful things (preferably at the same time).  Over the years I've enjoyed pottery, calligraphy, jewellery making, glass blowing, upholstery, landscape acrylics and even spent a day in a blacksmith's forge, but when I found furniture painting, I just knew it was the one that ignited my fire!


So, what would you like to do next ... browse my Transformed Furniture gallery, look at my Naked Furniture available for customisation, visit my Shop, Get in Touch or just take a look around?

Whichever you choose, take your time, enjoy and thank you for visiting (p.s. all my links are pink - click on pink to take you to a link).

Michelle x