How It All Began
Revival was founded in 2017 by me, Daniel. I began my career as a painter way back in 2006 with my father working on projects around Northamptonshire. After spending a number of years painting, with a bit of travelling to Asia, Australia and Canada in-between, I decided to create my own business and Revival was born. Never wanting to create any old painting company, I began expanding my skill set by learning and extensively practicing hand-painted finishes for kitchens and furniture. After completing a number of painted kitchen & furniture refurbishments for private clients we were approached by Bells of Northampton, a high-end kitchen retailer, to hand-paint their new kitchen installs for them. Bells have been installing kitchens for decades so we also began providing a refinishing service for their previous clients who wanted a new look kitchen without replacing the perfectly good and solid kitchen that was currently installed. Over recent years we have taken on a couple more kitchen and fitted furniture manufacturers which definitely keeps our diary busy!
I also have a keen interest in learning new finishes and techniques and in 2019 began attending specialist décor courses around the UK including Jo Poulton's Professional Paint School in London where she taught me how to gild using gold and metal leaf.
Throughout 2019 & early 2020 I continued to practice the art of gilding and having purchased the book 'Gold Leaf Paint & Glass', ventured into glass gilding, or verre églomisé as it's also known. Having spent many evenings practicing glass gilding and experimenting with ageing techniques, the first set of gilded glass samples were created. Then the Covid-19 pandemic hit...