About Us

Our Story

Welcome to Revival Décor, we are a family run specialist decoration company based in the village of Brixworth, Northamptonshire. We specialise in hand-painted kitchens, fitted furniture & furniture refinishing projects for high-end kitchen manufacturers, interior designers, architects & private clients, with a mission to bring high-quality specialist décor to their homes.

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...

2020 & 2021: The Pandemic Years!

In March 2020 the pandemic hit the UK, Revival closed for a short period and my Wife Haley's business was shut down for the rest of the year. This left us with plenty of time on our hands and I began teaching Haley how to gild, she was a natural! Together we continued to experiment with gilding and understanding what we could produce. Eventually I could go back to work on the painting side of the business whilst Haley continued to practice her gilding. She began experimenting with gilding old picture frames, creating wonderful designs, and then making pieces of gilded glass using our sample designs to set in the frames and our first Ornate Gilded Glass Mirrors were created!

Going into 2021, Revival was becoming busier with our kitchen & furniture painting services and it made sense for Haley to join to business full-time and learn the painting side of the business also. We decide to build a workshop in our garden so we could work from home and since then she has helped me complete a number of hand-painted kitchens and furniture projects, gilding projects, as well as continuing to create more Ornate Gilded Glass Mirrors...

2022 - 2023 & Beyond...

In 2022 we decided to add the gilded glass mirrors we created to our website, we have sold a number of our mirrors across the UK and Europe. They now hang in homes, hotels & even doctors offices up and down the country! During 2022 we also created our first set of splashbacks designs that now can be ordered from the site. Our splashbacks are all handcrafted in the same way as our mirrors, each brass or copper leaf being individually laid by hand and then burnished and aged for the desired effect.

At the beginning of 2023 I decided to expand my skill set further by attending a specialist paints effects course at Impera Italia in London. During the course I learnt how to use and install all our their luxury paint finishes which we're very excited to show you. We are currently in the process of creating sample sets of these paints which will then be added to the site and offered to clients as a service.

As Revival continues to grow we will continue to create more specialist finishes and designs for our clients to incorporate in their kitchen, furniture or glass projects. We are always experimenting using our specialist techniques to provide our customers in the UK & across the world with unique decorative finishes. As a small business, we appreciate all the support from our past & present customers, social media followers and everyone that has helped to get Revival to where it is today.

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