Before formally establishing Little Shabby Hen in 2012, I had always been in quite stressful and demanding jobs with very long hours. One day whilst scrolling through the internet, I came across a vintage company selling furniture paint, and thought how therapeutic that must be.
So... I ordered a tin and enjoyed every second of it, so I ordered more and more!
I painted for family and friends initially and was approached by a local antique centre who asked me to put some of my painted pieces in their shop. Then I got the bug!
I thought that I would love a shop of my own, and I came across a small shop in Matlock and Little Shabby Hen had its first premises!
After a few years, we had outgrown this shop and an opportunity came along to take on a larger shop a couple of doors down the road. We moved down to 63 Dale Road in 2016 and that is where we still are today.
We now stock an assortment of furniture, painted and unpainted, an array of vintage, reproduction gifts, and a new range of outdoor and garden products.
We are proud premier retailers of the Dixie Belle paints and products, as well as stockists of Autentico paints, WoodUBend mouldings, and Redesign with Prima moulds and transfers.