Hello and welcome to my website. I'm Connie the owner of FAFF Designs. I developed a love of upcycling and painting furniture in 2016 whilst on maternity leave with my son. Since then my business has grown from strength to strength. I have attended multiple workshops to learn and perfect new and advanced painting techniques as well as developing a few of my own! I only use the best products which I try and test thoroughly.
I work from our home which is in Tutbury, a rural village in Staffordshire, Midlands. I have a background in Art and Design - Art was my favourite subject at school so it was a natural path to pursue this onto my A-Levels then onto Art College. I then went to Leeds University and studied Theatre Design. I have always wanted to use my creative skills for something but never really found the right thing until now: my love for art and creating mixed with my love for vintage furniture! It also makes me incredibly happy that the pieces I use are re-used and not thrown away. Most of them are just dated and drab but given a lick of paint and some FAFF Designs treatment they're ready to adorn your home once again!
In 2019, I won the ‘Fliprunway Faux Finish Refinishing Artist of the Year sponsored by Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint’ award. These new awards aim the raise the bar on the Refinishing & Up-cycling industry and I'm thrilled to have my work recognised.
In 2020 I began working with Dixie Belle paint as a Content Creator. From January 2021 I became a Dixie Belle Brand Ambassador. This means that I work exclusively with this brand of paint as well as creating photo and video content for them.
As well as the pieces you see for sale, I offer a commission service. I hold some unpainted items in storage so please do get in touch if you’re after something specific. Collection is welcome from my workshop in Tutbury, Staffordshire or I offer a nationwide courier service. Full details regarding the shipping information can be found here