Stan Portley’s Timeless and Unique, in London continues to change with the times. Established in 2000, Stan Portley’s has evolved into a destination store for professional and D.I.Y.’s , who are doing custom finishes on furniture, cabinetry and walls and repurposing and refinishing the same. We have the paint, paint accessories, artistic enhancement products they need as well as unique glass and cast iron hardware, and home décor. We take pride in the fact that our products are Canadian made or at least sourced in Canada or North America. When it comes to refurbishing furniture even our environmentally friendly line of decorative paints is made in Canada (Fusion Mineral Paint in Etobicoke, Cottage Paint in Toronto and van Gogh in Surrey, BC). One of our finishes that we are particularly proud of is our furniture wax made from beeswax, which is chemical free and comes to us from Salt Spring Island off the coast of BC. We offer this fantastic wax as part of our Stan Portley’s Paint Collection. We also have various other waxes, varnishes and finishes specifically made to work with their paint.
We have a flat, low lustre, satin and gloss varnish finishes and also an acrylic flat and satin wax. Both give a very durable finish. We are also stockists for IOD – Iron Orchid Design Transfers, Molds and Stamps and carry to full line of accessory products to make you repurposing, refinishing project and elevated experience.
Bobbie and John Robinson, bring many years of experience in the field of home décor, painting and art to their store. Their expertise has led them to develop a unique mix of products available only at Stan Portley’s Timeless and Unique. They stock products from Fusion Mineral Paint, Cottage Paint, Modern Masters and van Gogh Fossil paint. They also have the ability to tint colours right in their store, for the Cottage Paint Brand, which is something unique to these product lines. They are also now brick and mortar stockists for IOD Iron Orchid Design transfers, molds, stamps and accessories and John has personally studied with both Josie and Sally the inventors and owners of Iron Orchid Design. Stan Portleys is also stockists for both Funky Junk and Muddarittaville Stencils. Whether your taste runs to Urban Chic, Paris Apartment, Art Deco or cottage style or other traditional, contemporary and chic style, we can meet your needs. We are on the cutting edge of design and if you come to our store many look at our storage system and say it looks like steam punk meets California closet. Our furniture has been placed in homes and cottages around Port Stanley and London and into the United States and our paintology students have come from all over the United States and Canada to learn from us. We also lend our expertise to custom painting of your furniture if you choose not to do it yourselves.
As our original a-frame sign said, “lost wives found here”, many wives (and husbands) have found some distinctively unique and timeless items or gifts within our walls. We invite you to come and experience our Timeless & Unique store in London. Our new store is at 2509 Main Street, in the old town of Lambeth which is now in London. We are just west of Colonial Talbot Rd. on the north side of the street., come and see what we do and we even offer professional grade workshops were we teach skills as well as just fun projects like porch signs, farmhouse clocks, acrylic pours and other fun ideas.