About Not Too Shabby By Charlotte

Charlotte sat on sofa in painty jeans
Hi! I'm Charlotte and I'm the owner of Not Too Shabby by Charlotte. I spend my days in dungarees and toecap boots with paint on my face and I absolutely adore it!
I professionally renovate furniture and I am your local Fusion Mineral Paint stockist. I'm based in Ilkeston so am really close for customers from both Derby and Nottingham, I can post to anywhere in the UK too. 
October 2019 I moved my business to a beautiful church and am excited that I now have an inspiring venue to run painting workshops from. 

Give me a call on 07841714695

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I have a first class degree with honours in Textile Design which means I absolutely live for colour, texture and pattern! I see beauty everywhere and this should not stop when we get home! I believe that our homes are a haven and they should be filled with items that bring us joy, happy memories and express our personalities. This is always at the forefront of my mind when I'm discussing a project with a customer. 

I'm living my dream painting furniture everyday!

Painting is my happy place mixing sticks and paint lids flatlay

I truly love creating bespoke furniture and helping my customers experience the same pleasure. The Fusion Mineral Paint team have a saying... 'Paint is good for the soul' and I relate to this so much! Seeing the happy faces when I deliver a commission or complete a kitchen! Hearing the proud stories of a first time painter, building relationships with customers that grow in confidence and find a love of painting... these are just a few of the reasons I find my job so rewarding.

Can you call it a job when it doesn't feel like work? 

I wholeheartedly believe in seizing every day and supporting others in doing the same! A lot of professional painters who make a living out of transforming furniture buy Fusion Mineral Paint from me... I love watching their businesses grow! 

What if I fall, oh but darling what if you fly

We're building an incredible local community and I find it so inspiring! 

Stan and Sully are my two beautiful French Bulldogs and are important members of the team! They come to the workshop with me everyday and love riding along on consultations, deliveries and collections. 

I'm just chilling Sully the chocolate and tan French Bulldog
You need help? Stan the blue brindle French Bulldog puppy

Not Too Shabby by Charlotte was born in 2017 when I went through a life changing experience that gave me the nerve to quit my day job and pursue my creativity full time. I had a pretty serious car accident, this meant I had 6 months in a neck brace and having physiotherapy... this gave me a lot of time to think! I haven't looked back and encourage everyone to follow their dreams too! 


Anything is possible with a little bit of passion and a lot of hard work

That's my story, I look forward to hearing yours