Jo Harrison, a professional upcycler and furniture painter, stylist and interiors lover. Upcycling and selling unique pieces of furniture through my website, Reloved by Jo.
I have a passion for upcycling vintage and preloved furniture and love everything about interiors and styling. I’m slightly obsessed now and enjoy browsing antique and second hand furniture shops over clothes and shoes (not sure when that happened!) I watch house programmes on TV at every given opportunity, if I’m given control of the remote and I stopped buying fashion magazines and started buying interior magazines because they’re inspirational… and they make me feel so much slimmer than the celebrity mags.
From sourcing furniture to prep, painting and styling, I adore it all taking pride in each project I work on. I source second hand furniture from auctions, markets, online shops and through word of mouth. I like that all the pieces I work on have been owned and loved by someone else previously, it’s nice to own something with a little bit of history.
When it comes to painting furniture my style is more chic than shabby. I paint in a style that’s quite classic and timeless and always take the time to prep and prime before painting. Occasionally I come across a piece of furniture that is too beautiful to paint and I prefer to restore such pieces using wax, polish and a lot of TLC. I’ve now built a good reputation in the North East and deliver my furniture nationwide.
As well as having a passion for furniture I’m qualified in interior design which has been a passion of mine for years, so choosing colours for furniture and pulling designs and accessories together is a pleasure for me and I am also happy to offer this service to you.
I hope you enjoy my furniture as much as I enjoyed restoring it for you.