About Painted Pugs Furniture
Transforming old relics into new classics
Hi there and welcome to Painted Pugs Furniture – the home of beautifully refinished furniture and homeware. We are based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire but have a concession at Farrowby Farm where you can view our creations and enjoy a stroll on the farm to see the animals, a perfect day out for all the family! There is a beautiful tea shop there too serving everything from Bev's amazing breakfast to a beautiful homemade cream tea.
I’m Geri (the head honcho) and love transforming old furniture and homeware into new classics for your home with a little help from my husband Leo (the muscles) and our grumble of pugs – they aren’t too great with a paintbrush but they do provide lots of entertainment along the way!
Our passion began some years ago when we moved into our first house and we didn’t want mass produced furniture so we picked up a couple of bedsides at the charity shop and the journey (or as my husband would say, addiction) began…
Since then, and with a little break to study Physiotherapy, I’ve been finding hidden little gems in all sorts of places and returning them to their former glory with the added bonus of keeping them away from the burn pile.
Most old furniture was built by skilled cabinet makers and it's a shame to see such pieces that have taken hours to produce languishing in back gardens or garages so that’s where we come in – we can take those forgotten beauties, give them a new frock and make them ready to shine in your home again.
About Farrowby Farm
Farrowby Farm is a family run, free range, open farm where you can roam around and enjoy the animals for FREE. There is also a fabulous farm shop selling local and farm reared produce. The tea room is situated next door and serves delicious hot and cold meals (so no picnics please).
Within the shop you'll find the Vintage Barn which is where we and other artisans showcase our wares.
Indoor and outdoor play areas are available for the under 5's, baby change, disabled access and parking. There is also a new outdoor play area for the 3-10 year olds. Farm trail and food available to feed the animals. During the school holidays, the team host craft days for the little ones, check out their Facebook page for upcoming dates - www.facebook.com/farrowbyfarm
Address and opening times for Farrowby Farm are:
New Inn Road, Hinxworth,
Mon - Wed, Closed
Thu - Sunday, 10am - 4pm (Monday to Sunday except Wednesdays during school holidays)
Address for all paint supplies:
20 Vallansgate, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 8PY (by appointment only)
Paint - we aim to despatch orders within 24 hours (stock permitting), orders received over the weekend will be shipped the following working day
Furniture - by arrangement depending on method chosen.