About Us

Founded and established in 2000, Stan Portley’s has remained timeless and unique. Welcoming professionals and Do It Yourselfers alike, we are here to offer support, assistance, and enthusiasm for custom finishes on furniture, cabinetry, and walls, as well as repurposing and refinishing the same. We have the paint, accessories, and products for artistic enhancement, as well as specialized glass and cast-iron hardware. The finest paints for home decor are our specialty: we take pride that our products are all Canadian made or sourced in North America. A particular point of pride is our furniture beeswax, chemical free and hailing from Salt Spring Island off the coast of British Columbia. We also stock Iron Orchid Design Transfers, Molds and Stamps, a full line of accessories to elevate your experience in adding colour and beauty to your home.

We are Bobbie and John Robinson, and we bring many years of experience and passion for the art of home décor painting. As Faux Masters in their own right they have studied under Masters such as Kathy van Gogh in BC and Barry Affleck in Toronto. Our expertise has led us to develop a unique mix of products available only at Stan Portley’s. Select premium products include Fusion Mineral Paint, Cottage Paint, Modern Masters, and Mango Paint (formerly van Gogh Fossil paint). Unique to the Cottage Paint line is the ability to mix and tint directly in store, so we can help you find the perfect tone for your home. 

John has personally studied with the inventors and owners of Iron Orchid Design to develop insight into the best use of their products, now sold in store. Stan Portleys also stocks both Funky Junk and Muddarittaville Stencils. Whether your taste trends towards Urban Chic, Paris Apartment, Art Deco, or anything in between, Stan Portley’s can meet your needs. Being on the cutting edge of design extends to the store itself: visitors have described our storage system as ‘steam-punk meets California closet.’ 

We lend our expertise to custom painting commissions, but we are also willing and excited to share what we have learned over twenty years of practice and training. Our paintology students have come from across North America to learn the precise techniques that can transform a piece of furniture into a work of art. 

Creative or curious individuals have found some distinctively unique and timeless items and gifts within our walls. We invite you to come and experience our new store at 2509 Main Street, in the old town of Lambeth which is now in London. Just west of Colonial Talbot Rd. on the north side of the street, come and see the work we do in breathing new life into pieces that have never looked better.