Slide Hello, thank you so much for your continued support during these challenging times. The online shop is currently open, but due to the global pandemic, orders may take longer than normal to reach you. It’s an ever evolving situation but rest assured we are following government guidelines and doing all we can to keep our customers safe. When at our studio John and I have no contact with others and all deliveries will be left outside to further minimise contact. We are assessing the situation constantly and will endeavor to update our customers if and when things change. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thank you again for your orders and support. John and Helen Shaw x
Important Notice

Customising your Blue Ticking goods!

Over the last year we have seen our business evolve and our offering change slightly to reflect what our lovely customers want and also our desire to stand out from the crowd. One of the major things we have noticed has been an increased up take of customisation with our desks and chairs. Lots of you love a pop of colour so we can now paint chair or desk legs and desk hinges in a range of Farrow and Ball colours. Painting desk hinges for example, is a great way of introducing colour in a subtle way without going over board. If you are after something a little more bold then why not go for the desk or chair legs.

As you know we absolutely love heritage goods and this nod to colour is a brilliant way of giving these fantastic pieces a new lease of life and creating something unique and one off.

To get a feel for what we offer, below are some examples of work we have recently completed.

Desk legs

Desk hinges

Chair legs

We love using Farrow and Ball paint because its durable, eco friendly and they have an amazing range of colours. Below is a list of the ones we currently use:

  • Railings
  • Stiffkey Blue
  • St Giles Blue
  • Hague Blue
  • Rangwali
  • Calamine
  • Nancy’s Blush
  • Green Blue
  • Arsenic
  • Moles Breath
  • Lake Red
  • Verdigris Green

If you fancy something different that’s not a problem, simply drop us an email or give us a call to discuss requirements.

Adding colour to our desks or chairs obviously means more work is required and we take great care and pride in making sure the finished product is amazing. The process initially involves sanding back the metal or wood to ensure it takes the paint. The item is then taped up to ensure the paint only goes on the bits we want it to! The next step is to prime and then add the top colour. To ensure good coverage it usually means 3 coats of colour. The whole process can take 3-4 days depending on how long it takes to dry. Lots of work and attention to details therefore goes into each customised piece.

The costs to add colour to our desks and chairs are listed below.

  • Desk hinges – £25
  • Chair legs – £35
  • Single desk legs – £45
  • Double desk legs – £70

We are about to change the website to enable customers to add their customisation requirements when they order online. Until this is set up please continue to order as normal and then drop us an email with your ideas/requirements.

Do take a look at our desk and chair pages to view our full range. Also check out our Instagram page because we often add goods there which never make it onto our website and we are always showing off our customised projects!



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