Family run furniture upcycling business
Clare's Boutique & Shabby Chic are experts when it comes to furniture recycling, adept at turning unwanted pieces of furniture into beautiful home accessories. It’s amazing what time and attention to detail can achieve, transforming old items into something new and unique.
We are based in Canterbury, so you are welcome to call into our warehouse if you are visiting the area, or you can order everything from our online shop. We are more than just upcyclers though, adding a number of additional services that will be of interest - from commissioning through to our famous paint parties!
We offer a wide range of services:
Commissioned work - commissioning us couldn’t be simpler, contact us with pictures and measurements of your item and an idea of your requirements. We can send you a quote and once accepted leave the rest to us.
Frenchic Furniture Paint® - we are proud to be an official Frenchic Furniture Paint® stockist, providing the full range of paint and accessories. All are available in the warehouse or to click and collect on our website.
Paint Parties - do you enjoy painting and upcycling and want to learn more? Come and join us in the warehouse for 2-hours to paint an item of your own furniture, in a relaxed environment with coaching available. You can book this below.
Sourcing - Are you looking for a specific item of furniture? Or looking for multiple items for a holiday or property rental? Let us help you find that piece of quality furniture. Contact us and see what we can find!
Read our reviews
“Clare's is the most fantastic upcycling, vintage, second hand furniture place. A treasure trove of good and finds, and Clare & Simon could not be more helpful. I've bought so many pieces from Clare over the years; I want to tell everyone about it but also kinda want to keep it a secret too!”
Suzanne Hemming - Google
“Have visited a number of times now. Furniture is reasonably priced. But what makes this place brilliant is the customer service. Staff are always happy to stop what they are doing, answer any questions you have, give you advice and even show you rather than just telling you. Super place and always my first port of call. We will be back again very soon.”