About Renewed By Hope

 I’m Amanda Hope and Renewed By Hope is my furniture refinishing (upcycling) business. I’ve always had a love of interiors and furniture, and feel that having items in your home that are practical and beautiful is good for your soul. I love older furniture – it is so well made, from solid wood, and has much more character and charm than modern flat pack items. Many people don’t want brown furniture any more. I love to give older items a new lease of life, however there are only so many that I can fit into my own home! So that’s why I now sell some of my refinished items. I am always amazed at how furniture can be transformed, so much so that I often want to keep the finished item.

I think in the past upcycling was associated with Shabby Chic or just slapping some paint on a bit of old furniture. That is not what I do! Whilst I am working with older furniture, I seek out good quality well maintained furniture to start with. I like a full paint coverage with a smooth finish, making use of the many new products that are available to refinishers now. My aim is always to create high quality items that you would really want to have in your home. You can find out more about the processes and products I use in my Frequently Asked Questions.

I love creating unique pieces of furniture. Something that is a one off, and just a little bit different to anything else you can find. I take my time and sometimes adjust my plans as I go, depending on how I feel about the item I am working on. I always want to create a piece that I fall in love with and hope that others will too. You can see examples of furniture that I have refinished on the Gallery page.

Items that I currently have available to purchase are in the Shop.

Serpentine Sideboard in off Black and muted Green

Bought a stunning piece of furniture from Amanda . It’s flawless I have to say . This lady is very passionate about her work . She kindly delivered it to my house. I treated myself for my 50 th birthday and I’m over the moon. Very professional and friendly service. Would highly recommend!

Lyndsey Vaughan-Jones