About Chapel 58


Mel & Steve Sanders - Co-founders

Chapel58 restoration was established over 16 years ago, named after our chapel conversion built in St Florence, in 1858! I am the co-owner of Chapel 58, Mel Sanders - an experienced Artist who created the Chapel 58 kitchen and furniture painting studio, in March 2013, taking furniture painting commissions full time. As time progressed I began to specialise in bespoke hand painted kitchens solely.

We can transform and update your kitchens with a full VIP makeover, we use high-quality specialist paints, offering you a choice of finish in Matt, Semi Matt, 15% and 30% sheen levels. The brands we use are highly recommended in the trade and include beautiful National Trust Heritage colour charts of Little Greene Intelligent Eggshell  for a beautiful finish. We also use professional Scandinavian paint systems, offering durability for your busy hub of your home.


Our studio has evolved over the past few years from creative furniture painting into specialist hand-painted kitchen services. Hop over to our Facebook page to take a look through the picture galleries show casing our artisan talents!  


For the past four years, due to growing demand, perfecting traditional painting skills, I have specialised painting kitchen cabinets, doors, and housing, offering a number of services. I have gained trusted technique, I painted over 300 doors in 2019 - 2020 ongoing, see examples in the Kitchen Gallery, within a wide variety of kitchens, classic, contemporary, and country styles, modernising outdated Oak, Pine, Cherry wooden, veneered and laminate, even MDF finishes. ​We have continued to be fully booked during 2021, we have transformed 7 kitchens to date, this year. (June 2021). 

I offer a free picture estimate service and visit your home prior to booking a kitchen commission, with sample doors and colour charts, with over 100's of colours to choose from, I only use the highest quality materials. I can advise on all aspects of your kitchen makeover, using trusted craftspeople for new flooring, slate and granite worktops, as part of the service. 

We're proud members of HPKUK, a handpicked team of skilled kitchen painters create beautifully detailed hand-painted kitchens and hand-painted furniture for homes throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. HPKUK has been featured in house & garden and many more famous interior publications.


We feel passionate about our planet and know that choosing to paint your kitchens saves waste from landfill. I promote recycling in the studio and love to share ideas on my social media pages to inspire others!  We were named as one of Pembrokeshire's "Eco Champions" in 2019 & look forward to continuing to improve our sustainability processes. 


I love working in a creative environment and often post pictures to Instagram of my studio and coastal life. I am inspired by Interior magazines, keeping up with trending design. I am also an oil painter when I get spare time!  My husband Steve Sanders is a trained restorer, quality craftsman, and Artist, specialising in Antique Globe restoration. 

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