As mentioned in last week’s blog post, here at ‘Spot’ our ethos is focused on people and showcasing their talents. Thus, in one of our regular blog ‘spots’, we are delighted to showcase our lovely friend and super talented furniture up-cycler, Amy Gould and her business, Tickety Boo.
A new style
When we were planning the re-styling into ‘Spot’, we were recommended to use Amy and her painting skills through a mutual friend and it was a joy to have her as part of the team. The timeframe was very tight, but it was so much fun and Amy delivered as promised, on time and with excellent results.
Amy has always loved arts and crafts and her practical and creative side was used to good use, when until recently, her career choice was in the retail and fashion sector. She was able to showcase her talents for managing people and keep her hand in too on the more practical side of advising on dressing stores to look as beautifully appealing as possible.
When Amy left her busy work life to take a break and have her gorgeous children, Freya and Connor, she wanted them to have a love of colour and art, so Amy created ‘wonderlands’ for each of them. She was determined that their bedrooms would be personal to them and their characters, not merely shop bought, but original, fun and quirky.
Amy loved re-cycling the bedroom furniture she already had for the children’s rooms and creating something eye catching and original. Friends and family commented on how spectacular her effects were and so spurred on, last summer, she bought some second hand charity shop furniture pieces. She booked herself onto a painting course and then she got to work turning random, unloved furniture pieces into beautiful, original pieces ready to be re-loved and cherished once more.
Colours and creativity
Amy is inspired by current interior trends, as well as her forest and seashore surroundings, but her passion is colour! Her aim is to create statement pieces of furniture that are talking points and the focal feature of people’s homes.
Amy freely admits that she falls in love with every piece she paints, but what she enjoys most about her new career is the ‘before and after’ process. What starts off as a tired and dusty piece of furniture, often unloved and on its way to the tip or charity shop, can be revived into something beautiful to be treasured and loved all over again.
Amy says that the best bit of every project is seeing her client’s face light up when she delivers the piece back. She thinks that bit is priceless!
One of Amy’s best accomplishments is having her painted pieces showcased and recognised. Hundreds of people have now seen her painted pieces at ‘Spot’ and we are delighted that Amy was happy to go crazy with her paints with us!
Amy has an online store as well as painting pieces to order. Her pieces can be seen at ‘Spot’, as well as a few lovely photos here of what magic she paints!
Thank you Amy for being part of the ‘Spot’ team.
Until our next showcase