Our Company

I am a crafter and picture framer and can’t remember a time when I didn’t enjoy making things. My discovery of Chalk Paint a few years ago, was the catalyst that I needed to help my dream of an arts/crafts business become a reality. We first opened our doors in 2015 and it was in the autumn of that year that, as an independent shop, we were selected to become a stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. We sell both painted and up-cycled furniture and offer a service to paint customer’s own furniture too. Refurbishing items at the back of the shop, has brought a little bit of theatre and artisan-ship to the place and often attracts interest and questions. We pride ourselves in providing a wide selection of well-chosen home accessories, art and handcrafted items, many of which have been made by local artisans. It is great fun being able to provide inspiration to others in creating a different look for their home. The shop could be described as vintage with a contemporary twist or maybe it is contemporary with a vintage twist, but hopefully you will be able to find that different something you have always been looking for!

Gabrielle Hardicker

  • Workshops

    A Painted Room offers paint and craft-based workshops, fun and relaxed sessions hosted by our friendly staff, who have been trained by Annie Sloan. The workshops introduce beginners and those with some knowledge of Chalk Paint™ to both the basic and advanced techniques, enabling you to tackle your own projects with confidence! These workshops have proved to be very popular! For more details view 'Workshops' in the Annie Sloan menu.

    “Training with Annie Sloan has given us the opportunity to encourage and teach others through our own series of workshops”.

  • Picture Framing

    We also offer a made to measure picture framing service for your prints, paintings, photography or precious artefacts. Choose from a choice selection of frames in the shop and be guided by our reliable staff. We are happy to guide and advise you on your choice of frame and will provide a reasonable quote before any work is undertaken.

  • Commissions

    If you have a piece of furniture you would like us to paint for you, we are happy to advise on colours and style and if it is too big for the shop, we can come to your home to paint it for you. Ask in the shop for further details or email us a photo, dimensions and your requirements

Our Approach

A Painted Room evolved from a lifelong love of art and crafts and a feeling that our local community would benefit from the type of shop we have created. Based on William Morris’s principle of, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”, our collection of artefacts has been assembled in an inviting space and the room filled with hand-crafted items, created both locally and from around the world.