Breathing new life in to pre-loved furniture

My Work

Have a look at my gallery where you’ll find some commission pieces and items that I’ve brought back to life.

About Me

A genuine passion for not wasting resources and a love of old furniture have led me to this point. I started buying, selling and doing up second hand furniture about 10 years ago and in 2014 embarked on retraining in upholstery. Having undertaken an inspiring Upholstery for Business course at The Ministry of Upholstery in Manchester, completed a fantastic variety of commissions from family, friends and clients, I have now launched my own business, Refabrikate. Working from my home on the Crinan Canal in Argyll I offer a complete range of upholstery, furniture painting services and have my own on-line shop selling bespoke pieces made from items I’ve found in various states of disrepair.

Katie Ritchie


From The Blog

Regular updates about my work and what I have been up to in the upholstery world

Love a Collaboration

Love a Collaboration

It's great to collaborate and luckily for me I don't have to look very far to be able to work with with an inspiring designer. My mum, Karen Beauchamp was Creative Director at Cole & Son for a decade and responsible for a plethera of iconic trail blazing designs,...

Nothing is Beyond Repair….

Nothing is Beyond Repair….

New springs, new foam, same old frame and new material can work wonders. I don’t often pass up anything that comes my way and it’s really nice when someone shows you something they think is beyond saving and they believe you when you say you can bring it back to life....

Double Denin Parker Knoll

Double Denin Parker Knoll

Collecting second hand chairs is definitely an addiction I have. I generally don’t go out looking for them as I have more than enough ‘projects’ stacked (piled!) in my store but quite often I go somewhere and there is a piece that I just have to have and it’s...

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