I am Debra Buchanan, proud owner and the face of Willow Cottage.
I have a passion for design and interiors. More specifically, beautiful old furniture which, in most cases, has been passed on or discarded by its previous owner because, for one reason or another, it no longer fits into their home.
It's very true what they say, 'one man's trash is another man's treasure'. I find so many unwanted treasures which, with time, care and imagination can be reinvented and transformed into something quite special.
My great love is old chairs. Having found an exceptional upholsterer, we've partnered up to provide a unique, professional service specialising in antique and vintage chairs. The quality of our work has been recognised widely and we are proud to have worked with Johnston's of Elgin and Aberdeenshire Council on special projects.
At Willow Cottage we echo the sentiments of William Morris when he said 'never have anything in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful'. I hope that within my collection of transformations and treasures, you will find something you cannot live without.
On some days you will find Lisa at the shop, usually busy painting something fabulous in our work area. Painting furniture is her passion and she never tires of transforming old bits of furniture.
Lisa runs our painting workshops at Willow Cottage and paints lots of the pieces that you will find for sale in the shop as well as customer commissions painted at the shop or in your own home.
Registered Office: Willow Cottage Shop Ltd, 39 Bridge Street, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9AA
Company Registration No: SC415247