About Us

Spottydogathome was set up to fulfil our passion for all things Homes and interiors. We are not precious about the age of an item. It may be antique, it may be vintage, it may even be new, but all our items are stylish and good quality.

Spottydogathome is a stylish interiors destination where you can find vintage and shabby\chic furniture, with the emphasis firmly on the chic, not the shabby. Pieces that will enhance your home.

We regularly attend auctions and fairs looking for items that could be amazing, rather than what they currently are. Shop counters can become Kitchen islands, steps and old scaffold boards become display units. Just look at our archive for some of our individual creations. We hate waste…..We love fixing and recycling.

Products we specialise in are:- painted vintage furniture, continental furniture, chandeliers, rugs and antiques & garden stoneware.

See us at The Scottish Antiques and Arts Centres at Abernyte and Doune.

Robert Price

Robert Price

Spotty Dog Vintage

Who We Are

We are a small business established in 2007.  Due to a love for antiques fairs, auctions and doing up houses, the next logical step was to give up the corporate day job and start a business that we both love.  Our sales showrooms are at the prestigious Scottish Antiques and Arts centre, at Abernyte and Doune.

We are confident that all of our items could make a unique and stylish addition to your home. Everything we sell is handpicked by us, and we hope you’ll love them as much as we do.

What We Do

We take enormous pride in the way we restore and hand paint our furniture. All our items are finished to the highest of standards.

Where possible, the item is fully dismantled, hinges, locks are removed. Only then is it sanded or stripped. We use at least two coats of Eggshell finish, usually three, for the majority of items, with a final light distressing to allow the wood/under colours to show through. Finally it is wax and buffed to enhance the sheen.

This whole process creates a unique piece. Attention to detail is paramount. We always hand finish. This is very labour intensive, but satisfying when you see the finished product

We source furniture from all over the UK and continent, with a focus on French/continental items.

You will see from our gallery of furniture that while we consider ourselves shabby/chic, the emphasis is veering firmly towards the chic.

Our business name is inspired by our 2 lovely Dalmations, Caspar and Domino, who appear regularly in our pictures. We love what we do, and we want you to as well. As a small business we are able to offer all our customers a high level of customer service. From your initial enquiry to any purchase, you can be assured of our personal attention at all times.

If you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to call.

Delivery

For the larger items, we offer free delivery in the Perth, Dundee & Stirling area. Just talk to us if you are a little more distant as we do travel regularly when we are buying and we may be able to work something out. Otherwise pick up is welcome by prior arrangement.

Custom Paintings / Restoration Service

Since we started this business many of our customers have been so impressed by the standards of finishing we apply to our furniture that they have asked us to update something that they already own. Most people have something that they love, but it just doesn’t fit into their new décor. Maybe it is an inherited piece that you just cant part with but it’s keeping the car out of the garage and its looking heavy, dull brown, old fashioned…….talk to us about how it can be transformed.

The procedure for our full custom painting service is:-

  1. Send us a picture of the item you have, with sizes.
  2. We will discuss upcycling options and prices. You get to choose finishes, colours and even what paint supplier you prefer. We work predominantly with Farrow & Ball, Annie Sloan, Johnstones, Crown etc. We also discuss detailed finishing such as level of distressing
  3. We arrange to collect. We include delivery to the Perth, Dundee, Stirling areas. Further afield may be possible.
  4. We do all the hard work and transform your item.
  5. We return it to you.

All our Custom Painting work is priced on an individual basis . We normally aim to complete work within 2 weeks of picking up an item, depending on workload/holidays.

If this service is of interest please contact us.