Upcycling Yesterday's Treasures

London, United Kingdom

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Clio Wood

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Clio Wood


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About cliothemuse

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On Etsy since 2011

Making some jolly good furniture, making fantastic interiors, making life more splendiferous!

Whilst I was sitting at my desk in my office job for five years, I gradually grew more and more dissatisfied.

I love finding vintage junk, restoring it to treasure and creating new things out of old. So, encouraged by my husband, I left my job to focus on upcycling, and started my Etsy shop!

I hate to see things go to waste, and I love beautiful and quirky interiors. Upcycling combines these two passions and means I can create wonderful new pieces of furniture and homeware and help to make interior spaces beautiful whilst re-using old things and creating as little waste as possible.

My style is easily influenced and I absorb a lot from the places I've been and the things I've seen. With an eclectic taste in furniture, clothes, art and homeware, it lies somewhere between vintage, retro, and shabby chic, with a hint of Parisian cool and a lot of East London spark. All my pieces are a little quirky, a little clever, and a lot of fun.

I use various techniques to upcycle my pieces: sanding, prepping and painting wood; collage-ing with vintage texts and scraps of paper; reworking fabric, re-uphostery and restoring old machinery. And I'm always keen to learn more...!

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  • Clio Wood

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I went to art school, then Cambridge, spent some time in Paris & then became a headhunter. I'm now finally doing what I really love, finding, making, upcyling furniture and homeware, creating beautiful interiors and being sustainable about it!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 26, 2012

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Returns and exchanges
I want you to be very happy with your purchase, if you are not, please convo me and wherever possible, a return may be arranged. Each case will be considered on its own merits as items are all handmade and therefore variation is to be expected. Postage costs for returns must be met by the purchaser.
I would prefer to receive payment before dispatch for all posted items.

In some cases (such as furniture delivery) it may be easier to make payment later or in person. Please select 'other' from payment options and convo me if this is the case.
I will do all I can to send postal items within 2 working days. UK deliveries should reach you within 5 working days, overseas deliveries will vary depending on customs arrangements.

I will be very happy to upgrade postal services and add insurance, please convo me if this is the case and I will work out the best price. The prices shown on the product pages are for standard delivery methods only.
Additional policies and FAQs
Large orders may be placed and prices negotiated on the basis of the item and the work involved.

Custom orders very happily taken.