Gillian Munro studied and practiced Upholstery for nearly 20 years, initially as a hobby. As a mature student she decided to take her hobby a step further and trained in Antique Furniture Restoration at Glasgow College of Building and Printing (now Glasgow Metropolitan College). She graduated in 2003 having, as top student, gained the course prize 2 years in a row.
Gillian set up her own one woman business in August 2003, and gained instant success. Since then she has built up a good customer base with both private and commercial commissions.
Though her workshop is near to Drymen, a small and picturesque village within Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, her operational area extends throughout the West of Scotland and beyond. Indeed she has completed commissions for customers in America, Canada and Italy, as well as the length and breadth of Great Britain.
Her aim is to offer a one stop shop for all
Furniture Restoration needs saving customers the inconvenience of transporting
pieces to numerous specialists.
She aims to offer her customers a quality, personal service, with many returning to her with additional projects or recommending her work to friends.
She also lectures in Upholstery for Forth Valley College.
Gillian’s portfolio contains many styles and designs covering a wide range of personal tastes and offers a sympathetic approach to restoration.
Her expertise extends to:
- Traditional and Modern upholstery
- Cane and rush work
- Veneer and Marquetry repair
- French polishing
- Leather repair
All items considered from small boxes to grand pianos, and everything in between.
Most work is carried out within the workshop where
tools and equipment are to hand, but work can also be carried out on site when
necessary due to size, etc.
Where work is carried out on site, every effort is made to keep the area as clean and tidy as possible and with the minimum of disruption.
Along with many private individuals both in the UK and abroad major Clients include:
- Trades House of Glasgow
- The Church of Scotland
- The Winnock Hotel, Drymen
- Buchanan Castle Golf Club, Drymen
- The Old Mill, Killearn
- Carbeth Inn, Strathblane
- CCO Supplies Ltd., Glasgow
- Scottish Television (SMG plc.)