Commissioned furniture - French style chair
Commissioned furniture - shabby chic dresser
Commissioned furniture - classic painted furniture
Commissioned furniture - French style dresser
Nicky Steele painting commissioned furniture

Commissioned hand painted furniture in Yorkshire and beyond. Specialising in hand painted furniture, Steele & Cox work throughout Yorkshire. Based between York and Harrogate means that we are within easy reach of Harrogate, Leeds, York, Wetherby, Ripon, Bradford, Ilkley and East Yorkshire although we have had commissions from much further afield. We refurbish, change and reconstruct furniture and guarantee that the finish on all of our hand painted furniture is to the highest standard. Our refurbishing process includes cleaning, sanding, repair work, modification, undercoating, painting and finally finishing with waxes and sealers. We replace door and drawer furniture where required, refurbish locks, replace lost keys and clean hinges. We also take commissions for hand painted kitchens and hand painted bedroom suites.

Having your existing furniture hand painted is a great way to match to new decor and is almost always a lot more cost effective than replacing it. A small chest of drawers for example can usually be hand painted for £200 – £300, the finished results are bespoke and look far from mass produced, sprayed or synthetic. We provide a collection and delivery service so you have the least amount of disruption. If you are unsure of how the piece should be transformed and would like advice, we can help you through the creative process and guide you in the right direction to achieve your desired result. A hand painted kitchen costs on average £2000 which is a stark contrast to a kitchen refit and is a great way to spruce up a tired or outdated scheme. This is a particularly a great option for anyone selling their home and wanting to make a big change with minimal cost.

We do not restrict our hand painted furniture paint and materials to one producer as we prefer to work with a diverse range of products and finishes. We use products from quality manufacturers such as Farrow and Ball and The Little Green Paint Company amongst others, and also our own brand which has been specially formulated for its highly durable properties, allowing us the flexibility to create the best solution for every piece. Also, we don’t restrict our paint techniques as we create furniture that is ultra precise through to multi colour distressed.

Although time can be unkind, each imperfection tells a story; our work will never compromise the original charm and warmth of an antique or vintage piece.

We provide a sourcing service so if there is a piece of furniture you particularly want but can’t find on our website then contact us with your requirements and we will search for the perfect item on your behalf. We can then hand paint it to your individual specification.

“Thank you for transforming my very plain dressing table into a beautiful piece of furniture. The attention to detail and quality of the painting is excellent. I am delighted with the result – it is now most definitively a piece of ‘fabulous furniture’!” – Mrs J Shemilt
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