This category covers both traditional craftspeople including master craftsmen and women, and artisans, such as cabinet makers and furniture restorers; and also those who upcycle and renovate old furniture.

Whether you are looking for a unique piece to be built, or some Up-Cycled and Updated Furniture to add some charm and individuality to your home or office, our gifted and talented members can help you.

Click on the profiles below to view the artists working here in the Algarve, and if you contact any of the makers here please do let them know that you found out about them via this page.

Andree Jürgens

Andree is a master craftsman in cabinet making and trained as antique furniture restorer. He makes bespoke furniture, contact him direct to commission a customised and unique item to treasure.


Florentinta are the Portuguese distributors of Frenchic Chalk Paint and associated products. Gail Priestnall has over 30 years’ experience in Fashion Design and Retail and using her creative skills she is now using the Frenchic Products to upcycle old furniture. She also undertakes commissions.

Geraldine Tetlow-Sequeira

Geraldine is based here in the Algarve and up-cycles old Portuguese furniture, using chalk paint and wax, to give new life to old pieces of interesting but tired or dated furniture.

Samantha van der Westhuizen/100% Relvd

Samantha believes that everything deserves a second chance, hence her love for furniture upcycling. She takes something old and gives it a new look, which allows an old piece to be incorporated into a modern setting.