James Mayor Furniture – Cotswolds


It’s always a delight to Hand Paint James Mayor Furniture and this project was no exception – in fact it was twice the fun (… for me!)


I originally Hand Painted this kitchen, and a good deal of other JMF furniture at this property in 2012; an incredibly beautiful Mill House set in an idyllic Cotswold village – sounds pretty perfect!?!? yes, however being a MIll House there is a stream running adjacent to the house and during a particularly watery spell, flooded the whole of the ground floor.


The upshot being that the recently installed York Stone floors all had to be uplifted and replaced, all of the plasterwork renewed and of course all of the ground floor James Mayor Furniture had to be taken out repaired/replaced and then repainted.

The original project was of quite epic proportions;

Kitchen, Pantry, Drying Room, 2 bedrooms, Landing Bookcase and Master Dressing Room.

Below are a few shots as a cross section of the entire project:



IMG_3358All furniture was removed and stored in a facility in Banbury, whilst the water damaged pieces were taken to the JMF factory in Birmingham, where I worked on sections that were able to be renovated or the JMF team of Craftsmen made new.


The project worked like clockwork, all furniture was reinstalled and repainted on site, by myself – the client was so happy to see her home restored to it’s “pre-flood” splendour and I got to work in a fabulous environment on two occasions!



For further information about my work and how I go about it, please visit my website.

Martin Guest, Traditional Painter for the West Midlands.



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