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Winners: Environmental Social Enterprise in Yorkshire & Humber ’22 goes to Seagulls

What a brilliant week!

Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber hosted their 2022 awards. The event took place at The Shay Stadium, Halifax, and we were lucky enough to be shortlisted for the Environmental Social Enterprise award.

We sat in the final with our friends over at Zero Waste Leeds. They do amazing work helping make Leeds a zero-waste city by 2030.

Also, YORGreenCic, who supports communities to create and manage green space, and meet future demands through multi-functional land use. To be up against such inspiring organisations was truly amazing, and a huge well done to both for getting into the final.

The award ceremony was full of selfless organisations and people, which made us super proud to surrounded by them.

After our win, the Judges said: “They have made a huge impact on the environment and their commitment, tenacity, creativity and dedication is what has enabled the to succeed.”

The comments where truly humbling and the recognition is marvellous.

So, a huge thank you to Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber, and to Ali Ward for organising such a fantastic event.

Cheers to Seagulls being the Environmental Social Enterprise in Yorkshire & Humber 2022!

Seagulls Summer Market: What to expect

It’s officially time! We have booked the weather, and are dusting off the bunting and sweeping the yard ready to welcome our stallholders and visitors for what looks to be our best market yet.

The response to our call for stallholders has been amazing. We have a lot of regular stallholders and also many new faces (which we are thrilled about!).

So, let’s talk to stallholders. Have a scroll and find out who and what to expect at the market, I’d say we have a bit of everything!

Both days

Goods In General

Goods in General is a Seagulls Market regular! They concentrate on vintage, industrial and salvaged. All items are practical, quality items saving them from landfills and ensuring they won’t be left to gather dust.

Biddy and Bear

Biddy and Bear are a unisex children’s clothing company, inspired by the lack of good clothing for children on the high street. They source unique clothing ethically, of course!

Valmont Studio

Leeds-based jewellery you can’t say no to! Valmont Studio’s pieces are mainly in enamel, silver and copper; heavily influenced by My work sculpture and the abstract form. The nature of the enamelling process makes each piece unique.

Creative Nenna

Elena Rubiu is a Sardinian ceramist based in Leeds. Look at these pieces! Elena also puts on a variety of ceramic workshops so you can learn her skill.

Penny’s Pot Shop

Penny is an artist in Leeds. She has been studying and producing Art and Crafts for over 20 years, including oil painting, photography (film & digital), wood carving, fine art and of course pottery.


March Makes

March Makes is a small family-run business, that makes a variety of letterbox gifts and care packages. You may also find some unique jewellery pieces on their Etsy too!

The Plant Plot

The Plant Plot is a small independent botanical & interior store based in Horsforth- with an amazing variety of your favourite plants.

Halfpenny Ink

Halfpenny Ink is run by Alice Halfpenny, an Artist and Graphic Designer.

Inspired by nature and all that surrounds us, Alice creates art that celebrates its beauty and diversity. All work is created using a pointillism technique with fine liner pens. Brilliant!

Alice & Stars

Alice Albentosa creates ethical silver jewellery for conscious women. Expect to find sterling silver adjustable rings and so much more.

Scarborough Rd Studio

Natalie Knight is an Illustrator, Lino printer and Crafter based in West Yorkshire. Look at these earrings! What a great addition to our Summer Market.

Dot’s Corner

Dots Corner sells unique & quirky jewellery and accessories, just what we love. Who doesn’t love statement jewellery?

Little Soy House

The Little Soy House sells handmade homeware, soy candles & wax melts. The perfect present for a loved one, or yourself!


Magda creates Handmade Jewellery & Accessories. Claymabi is full of unique designs made from Polymer clay & Resin, like;
Earrings, Necklaces, Jewellery sets & Hair accessories.


Secret Industries

Secret industries make fun logos, identity & print designs for clients, with Northern-inspired prints & apparel for fun! This is a personal favourite.

Soft & Squiffy

Soft and Squiffy is run by Leah, who upcycles her children’s old clothing, or old clothes of her own, and gives them a new lease of life. The filling of her cushions, like the one shown below, is used from recycled plastic bottles.

Neon Black

Neon Black creat handmade clay wall hangings, recycled skateboard accessories and all your space beach essentials!

Crafty Jo’s Emporium

Here we have Handmade purses, bags and zipped bags, or headbands in this image! Crafty Jo’s Emporium is the place to go for unique everyday styling.

Richard Heald Photography

Richard is a Leeds-based photographer. He has a love for music, and of course, has an extreme talent for capturing his surroundings perfectly.

Ink and Bear

Ink and Bear are run by Sophie Greenwood, who makes colourful, simple screen prints inspired by nature and travel. She also delivers creative workshops in and around Leeds.

Upsy Daisy Craft

Nat is Chief Clay Lady at Upsydaisy Craft! In Nat’s words ‘Getting a fresh bag of clay and turning it into some colourful jewellery through the magic of the kiln is always amazing, opening the kiln after a day of it heating my house is a lot of nervous excitement!’

Black Violet

Rebecca is the creator behind the genius Black Violet. Her pieces specialise in Concrete, Moss, Crystal Jewellery & Homeware, what an impressive variety!

Lucy Tomlinson Art

Lucy Tomlinson creates these Watercolour and Abstract Acrylic Pour Paintings, and they are seriously impressive!


Sugarwell creates luxury handcrafted soap made in Meanwood, Leeds, using a palette of modern cosmetic colours. Look at their colours!

Carbon Art

Carbon Art is a Yorkshire artist, born & bred. They offer pencil drawings of the Yorkshire landscape and a variety of hand-drawn maps.

Wayfaring Sarah

Sarah is an avid traveller, photographer and blogger. Inspired by our diverse, natural and cultural world she offers colourful prints, canvasses and jewellery. Wow!

Roisin Smith

Roisin Smith makes her own jewellery, and they are brilliant. Perfect for your summer holidays!

Some lemon earrings made by Roisin Smith.


The Slice Is Right

Why not treat yourself to a slice of pizza for lunch! The Slice Is Right is a Leeds-based mobile pizza caterer. They specialise in traditional Neopolitan pizzas, with plenty of options (including vegan!)

Let’s Get Melty

Finished your pizza, it’s time for something sweet! Melts are rocky roads, redesigned. Think of your favourite chocolate bar stacked with its best friends (and they are all vegetarian). We can’t wait to try!

Extraordinary Gin

The Extraordinary Travelling Gin Company – chic, unique mobile bar that caters for all events, including all the Seagull’s markets!

Jita’s Green Sauce

Jita’s Green Sauce sells authentic Indian chutney, and it sounds delicious, made with fresh mint, coriander, green chillies, ginger, garlic and a little lemon juice for tanginess.

The Cheesy Living Co.

The Cheesy Living Co. were a hit at our spring market! It is an ‘A Modern Kind Of Deli’ that specialises in British Cheese & Charcuterie. Yum!

Nero’s Ices

Gary will be serving hot drinks and ice cream all weekend. What more could you ask for!

Gary with his Ice Cream and Coffee cart.

We look forward to seeing you all there! the weather is looking good, and we cant wait to see some familiar faces.

Seagulls x

Our biggest paint order…EVER!!

Some exciting news from us over at Seagulls… We received our biggest paint order to date!

What was the order?

It was from a lovely lady called Nicole-Rose from Surrey. Her order was for 25 x 10L bespoke paint colours. She also got some brand new white matt, silk, gloss, undercoat and floor paint.

Nicole’s budget was set at £800 although the order came to £842.50! But for an order of this size, we obviously let her off the £42.50. This was still the biggest paint order we have ever received and the team were eager to get working on it!

We knew that Nicole’s order was a bargain, so we broke it down to compare with leading brands. We just knew this would make a brilliant price comparison.

Price Comparison

Through online research, we found that 10 litres of a bespoke colour from Dulux would cost approximately £150.

So, if our calculations are correct this means 25 x 10L is worth approximately £3750. This is already a saving of £2950! Add some new stock on top of that and we’re talking approximately £4000+ for the entire order!!!

It took our team less than one week to mix the ENTIRE order and we loved the challenge.

We deliver within the Leeds area for a £10 fee, for larger orders, we could potentially deliver for free. Don’t let geography put you off a large order, we might still make financial sense, even to pick up as Nicole did! It’s always worth getting in touch.

Over to Nicole-Rose for some lovely feedback:

“Thank you all so much first of all for such an incredible service. Andy particularly was brilliant at keeping me updated on the progress of the order. I heard about you from an art shop in Leeds City Centre (Fred Aldous) when I was looking for a local paint supplier. I was presented with an opportunity to redesign a theatre in Central London and when I visited the space I knew I’d need a lot of paint.

Nicole with her £800 order
Nicole with her £800 order

I looked you up on Google and found your website really easy to follow, so I placed an order. I’m a huge believer in supporting local businesses and I love your philosophy of re-using paint that would have otherwise been sent to landfills because I hate the idea of waste.

Thank you for the brilliant service and a warm welcome and a really quick turnaround in getting the paint ready in line with my deadline. You have a customer for life as far as I’m concerned.

Outdoor Decking Paint

Painting Your Metal Gate

Hey folks, we have had a few questions about painting specific materials, so we thought why not make a series of blogs about just that! First up we are taking a look at painting a metal gate.

Here are some valuable tips before we begin:

  • Look at the weather, you will need the weather to be on your side for this project as it involves a lot of air drying.
  • Wear face, eye and hand protection. You’ll thank us later.

Step 1 – Prepare

Make sure you have the correct surroundings. It would be best to take the gate off its post and rest it on 2 saw-horses. Be sure to put a dust sheet down to protect your surroundings. Also, safety first- get yourself an eye mask and face mask, no one wants rust in the eyes or fumes in their lungs!

Step 2 – Remove Rust

Use a wire brush to remove any rust the metal gate may have accumulated. You want the smoothest base for better application of the new paint, and you can also then tell which bits have been affected most by rust. Then, just let it dry out! (Make sure you’re wearing your gloves for this)

Step 3- Smooth it out

Now that it is all dry, wipe the gate down with a cloth to eliminate any debris. Now it’s time for the wire brush again. We don’t actually stock these as of yet, but keep your eyes peeled! The wire brush is needed to smooth the surface once again. You can also add some rust neutraliser if there are any tough spots!

Step 4- Primer

Again, make sure your dust sheet is down for this step. Apply an outdoor metallic primer using a paintbrush, and wait until it is fully dry before you do a second coat. You can also apply it to any previously rusty areas, just the help seal any gaps left by rust. Again, allow the gate to dry according to the primer manufacturer’s guidelines, before moving on to paint the gate.

Step 5-Paint

After your gate is dry (this may be a long process I know!). Simply start by painting the outer edges first, then the decorative embellishments over it, and then to the backside of the gate.

Be sure to cover any hard-to-reach places, and use whatever works for you, as long as the paint is perfectly laid on the surface.

If you are wondering what paint is best, not to worry- we’ve got you sorted. You would use a high alkyd paint, such as Hammerite for metal materials. We have a variety of Hammerite in-store, but colours and stock will vary with what we have picked up recently!

We also sell Red Oxyd Primer and Metal Primer, two different variants of primer. Again, it is not guaranteed what specific colours we have but just pop along and our excellent staff will help you with your project.

Ruksar in the Painting Pods

Want to learn how to decorate?

We sell paint (of course) but do you know how to use it when you get home

Let’s talk decorating workshops!

We host 3 different decorating courses here at Seagulls, all held by Ruksar.

Ruksar is a professionally trained decorator, with years of experience under his belt. He is an engaging facilitator and the courses are very much hands-on and full of practical tips.

If you have met him, you’ll know he loves to talk and share his knowledge, so expect to come away brimming with painty solutions to your decorating woes!

You will be learning in our ‘Painting Pods’. These pods have been built to emulate a real room setting, to give you the best experience possible for learning decorating techniques

Here is what you can choose from:

A Beginners Guide to Painting & Decorating

This crash course in decorating will equip you with all the basic techniques and skills needed to tackle a room from preparation to finish.

Learn the basics

Here is what to expect:

1. Preparation; learning how to get rid of pesky stains, and the best types of fillers for different jobs.

2. Ceilings

3. Cutting in- perhaps the most important aspect of decorating to get that all-important professional finish. We will spend a reasonable amount of concentrating on this technique as it’s so easy once you know how and have had some practice and you’ll never need to use masking tape again!

4. Rolling off the walls

5. Woodwork; skirting boards, windows and doors.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: £46-£64.49

Book Here

A Cutting in Masterclass

Learn the art of brush control. A cutting in Masterclass, it’s simple when you know-how!

Brush control, it’s easy!

Fed up with wonky lines? The wrong colour paint on the ceiling and fiddling about with masking tape? Then this is the masterclass for you.

We think ‘Cutting in’ is the most important decorating technique to get right when painting a room. Perfect this technique and you can have a decorated room to be proud of.

In this short and sweet workshop, you will learn:

1. Different types of brushes & Brush control

3. How to perfect your line between wall and ceiling, wall and skirting board and fiddly light fittings and sockets.

4. Practice in our rooms before unleashing the brush on your own walls.

It’s not rocket science but there is skill involved, once you know how you will never look back, it’s a skill for life!

Duration: 1.5 hours

Price: £18-27.54

Book Here

Ceilings & Walls: Decorating Masterclass

This advanced course will equip you with all the tips, tricks and techniques needed to give you the perfect finish when painting walls and ceilings.

Get your ceilings and walls looking professionally done

This Masterclass focuses on:

1. Preparation- learning how to get rid of pesky stains, the best types of fillers for different jobs, and how to tackle a room.

2. Brush and roller techniques- the difference between the finishes depends on the tools you use with a focus on brush and roller control and how much pressure to apply.

It’s easy once you know how and have had some practice (on somebody else’s walls).

Duration: 3 hours

Price: £48-£64.49

Book Here

Different colour mixed paint

How we collect your paint

You all know that we reuse recycled paint, and put it to good use. But do you know what we do during a paint collection?

We made this TikTok a few months ago where we brought you guys along with us on our paint collection, but think it’s time we refreshed everyone’s minds!


Romanticise your paint collection! 55 million litres of paint goes to landfill, we have saved 2 million of it ??‍? #reuse #landfill #fyp

♬ More Than Friends – Aidan Bissett
A paint collection in one minute!

Firstly, we have a partnership with Leeds City Council allowing us to have a big pink Seagulls container at each household waste site in Leeds.

You are able to donate your old paint by popping it into the container. Our team will then pick it up on their paint collection.

As you can see in the TikTok, when we arrive at the waste sites we differentiate whether the tins are good or bad. We can usually tell by giving them a good shake. If you can hear a watery sound, it’s usually off.

Good paint

Good paint goes on one side of the van, and bad on the other. We have to carefully pack them in to avoid any paint spillages on the journey back to Seagulls.

The good tins go into the paint mixing room, which we call SD3. Here, we find that most of the tins are half full, so here is where we can have fun.

Our paint mixers then find other tins that are half-full, mix together new colours and then add a paint splodge onto the lid. The tins then get taken over to the paint shop ready to be bought by our lovely customers!

However, if the paint is off we do things a bit differently.

Bad Paint

The ‘bad’ paint gets taken to our Paint Disposal room.

Whoever is is disposals will open each tin of paint, goggles and masks on (it can get smelly) and dispose of the off paint into a large container. We have one container for water-based paint, and one for oil-based.

An external recycling company collects these containers, meaning they can get disposed of correctly.

The plastic paint tins then get taken away by Forge Recycling, and we take metal tins to the scrap yard ourselves.

We took a trip last week, taking about 2 weeks’ worth of tins weighing just under a ton. We got £106 for this!

Our metal paint tins at the scrap yard

And that folks, is how we collect your paint!

Colour Match For Paint Service

Do you know about our bespoke colour-matching service?

If you are a Seagulls regular, you may know about our bespoke paint mixing service. This service bespoke service means we can match whatever colour your heart desires, just for a few pounds extra than off-the-shelf paint. Off the shelf, paint starts at £5.50 for 2.5L, whilst 2.5L of bespoke colour-matched paint starts from just £11.

Shopping at other businesses, such as Farrow & Ball could set you back £52!

Dulux and Farrow & Ball are two colour charts that we work best off, and there is plenty of them in-store, or you can find them online too. A lot of you request colour matches of specific items, which we love to do.

We thought this would be the perfect place to show you guys some examples of our colour matching skills, and what our paint mixing experts can whip up.

Match It Monday – Bespoke Paint Mixing In Action

If you follow us on social media, you may have seen our weekly ‘Match It Monday’ TikTok videos. Every Monday, we pick something random from Seagulls and put our paint mixing experts to the test. They never fail! Take a look for yourself;

You can’t live in Yorkshire without saying ‘Ey Up’ once in a while.. so we made a mosaic kit of it #yorkshire #eyup #mosaickit #mosaicart #diy #craft #leeds #uk

♬ As It Was – Harry Styles

Remember folks that our colour match for paint service is done by eye, no fancy colour machines around our place.

9/10 we’re bang on, the odd occasion may need a reblend but this is rare. If you have a certain colour in mind it’s always best to pre-order through our website (it gives us time to play with colour).

Bespoke paint mixing by eye also means we can never guarantee the same colour twice. Please make sure you order enough paint for your project to avoid any disappointment.

One last thing, our mixing magic does not extend to specific colour matches for Woodwork Paint. The pigments we use are only suitable for water-based emulsion, meaning we are unable to mix the same colours in gloss that we can in the emulsion.

Let’s look at some price comparisons

We compared our prices to our competitors, and you won’t believe what we found

If you follow us on social media, you may have seen a few price comparison posts pop up on your feed. They had quite a big reaction, but when you see the findings you will see why.

Here, we have focused on three of our competitors to see how Seagulls’ prices compare side by side with others.


So let’s take this high-end, rather pricey paint company. They are known for their expensive prices and desirability. However, they are quite unattainable for the average person.

We find that a lot of our customers come into Seagulls wanting specific colours from this company, this is where our Bespoke colour mixing service comes into play… Hague Blue is one of the most popular (the colour seen below)

High-end or second-hand?

If you decided to splash out and paint your lounge head to toe with our competitor, it would set you back a grand total of £265! Yes, you read that right.

However, shopping at Seagulls won’t even make a dent in your wallet, coming to a total of £30.55. This means you are saving yourself £234 (It’s a no brainer really).

Come on, think about all of the things you could buy for £234.

If you are worried about not getting the exact colours as a said company, you are not to worry. We offer a bespoke paint mixing service, working mainly from colour charts, or specific items if you wish! This means we can get the exact colour you want, for a fraction of the price.

Collecting leftover and unwanted paint from householders across Leeds is so rewarding, and to see price differences in this capacity puts what we do into perspective.


Next, we chose a company less known for its higher-end pricing, but it is one of the go-to DIY stores in the UK. Being a large DIY & home improvement store, everyone knows about it could be a lot of people’s first choice if they don’t know where any other paint companies are, so this price comparison is quite interesting.

Our paint is as cheap as chips

After crunching the numbers with this competitor, we noted that all the paint needed for this room would total £77, but just £30.55 from us at Seagulls.

That is a saving of £46.45. Shopping at Seagulls is a massive bonus for your bank account with the added bonus of helping the environment and helping people.


Finally, we compared our prices to another big paint company, which sell home improvement products, and is a fairly popular choice.

As you can see, there is a considerable difference in prices with our competitors totalling £84. Shopping with Seagulls would save you £53.45, with our grand total being £30.55. You could book yourself onto on of our decorating courses for what you would save… twice!

Would you even be able to tell the difference?

Reprocessing paint and selling it at Seagulls for a fraction of the price of other, more traditional paint shops with a wide selection of paint, varnish and timber care alongside Seagulls branded new paint (it’s trade quality at reasonable prices) and a range of decorating equipment, we have everything you need and more! We will continue to create a price comparison to remind our shoppers how much they are saving!

12L for £10

Finally, we were lucky enough to be given over 17 pallets of Leyland White Contract Matt Emulsion! This equates to over 100 tubs.

We decided to sell these 10L tubs for just £10, a special Seagulls offer (that’s about 83p per litre). Our competitors sell this exact paint, one selling for £19.50 and £17.50 for another.

We have been extremely lucky to get out hands on these, and we love the fact we can sell them at a discounted price… plus we still have plenty left for those interested.

Outdoor Market

Our Spring Market is fast approaching

It is nearly that time again! The prep for our Spring Market is well underway, and we are just as excited as you are. After the success of our winter market, we can’t wait for you all to be back at Seagulls.. hopefully with fewer layers this time.

Ben has been working hard on booking some fantastic vendors and stallholders to make this one too remember!

Without Ben from Seagulls Mosaic, the market would not have been nearly possible. Ben coordinates our markets and makes them what they are. A true legend!

As well as a wide range of artists, makers and creators we will have food stalls, beer from our friends at Kirkstall Brewery and Ginny the Gin Wagon.

Some stallholders you can expect to see;

Both days-


Hu & mee offers a variety of Panda-themed items (cards, towels, mugs, you name it!), Simple ‘Punny’ Cards & Doodles.

Boki Ethical

Boki Ethical sell sustainable stationery, home decor & clothing. They are a creative space for standing up for causes close to their hearts like mental health awareness, environment, women’s rights & equality.

Goods in General

Goods in General concentrate on vintage, industrial and salvaged. All items are practical, quality items saving them from landfills and ensuring they won’t be left to gather dust.

Laura Fernandez Designs

Laura makes small batches of Jewellery, accessories & homeware as unique as the person who owns them! After studying Printed Textiles, Laura began experimenting and working with polymer clay as a side project to let her creativity run free.

Kat Williams Illustration

Kat Williams is an Illustrator inspired by stories, mythology, history, education & funny animals.

Valmont studio

Valmont Studio is run by Gill, a Jewellery maker based in Leeds. She works mainly in enamels, silver and copper, but also is open to experimentation.


Emily Cullen Illustrations sells a mixture of Pet portraits, Plant prints, Cards and Album cover illustrations.

L&O Sweets as Gifts

L&O Sweets as Gifts offer personalised Vegan & Vegetarian sweets for all occasions. They have a variety of letterbox gifts so they can come straight to your door!

A Vegan Mothers Day Letterbox Gift.

Carter & Francis

Carter & Francis make handmade items, with love from discarded, vintage and remnant materials in Yorkshire. We especially love this blue bag!


The Little Soy House sells handmade homeware, soy candles & wax melts. The perfect present for a loved one!

RJ Heald Photography

Richard is a photographer from Leeds with a love for music, and of course, has a talent for capturing his surroundings perfectly.

Joy Rooney Studio

Joy Rooney creates different pieces of art inspired by nature, colour and protecting the earth.

March Makes

March Makes is a small family run business, that makes a variety of letterbox gifts and care packages. You may also find some unique jewellery pieces on their Etsy too!

Biddy and Bear

Biddy and Bear are a unisex children’s clothing company, inspired by the lack of good clothing for children on the high street. They source unique clothing ethically, of course!

Soft and Squiffy

Soft and Squiffy is run by Leah, who upcycles her children’s old clothing, or old clothes of her own, and gives them a new lease of life. The filling of her cushions, like the one shown below, is used from recycled plastic bottles.


Mark is the Chief Scrapleteer at Scraplets. He is a woodworker and maker based in Leeds. After finding a block of wood with nails looking like arms and legs, he decided to begin making different characters during lockdown. All the Scraplets are made from reclaimed wood.

Wednesday Moon Shop

Wednesday Moon sells Handmade eco homeware, LGBTQ+ prints & cards. They have a range of Jesmonite candle holders, body vase pots and soap dishes, all in bright and eclectic colours.

Black Violet

Rebecca specialises in Concrete, Moss, Crystal Jewellery & Homeware. An impressive variety!


Sybils Tea Company

Sybil’s Tea Co are a loose-leaf teas & tea-themed gifts company, for all you tea lovers!

Blooming Fern Yorkshire

Handcrafted wreaths and other home decors using both natural and artificial materials depending on the season or occasion!

Lovingly Green

Lovingly Green is a UK online shop, which focuses on eco-friendly body, beauty & wellness.


Charlotte Johnson is a Leeds-based wildlife illustrator. She uses watercolour and ink to bring to life various species of animals.

Matty Burnham Art

Matty Burnham is an artist who works with mostly ink and watercolour and creates art like the image below. How amazing.

Secret Industries

Secret industries make fun logos, identity & print designs for clients, with Northern inspired prints & apparel for fun! This is a personal favourite.

Knit Yours

Knit Yours sells a variety of amazing handmade knitwear, with the help of, in their words ‘lovely, if a little temperamental, knitting machine’

Parker & Home

Parker & Home sell handcrafted Jesmonite homeware, and has plenty of seasonal products for the perfect Easter gift!

Meanhood is our friendly neighbourhood record pusher – who doesn’t just pop up, but also throws down!


Kristina is behind Resaro. She is a passionate crafter, sewist, knitter, fabric & yarn hoarder.

Tilly Boos

Tilly Boos creates bespoke personalised gifts and products, working with fabric, glass, acrylic and wood.

Amy Lee Creative

Amy Lee offers Graphic Design, Illustration and Print Work. Her work is playful and bold, and will fit perfectly at the market!


We haven’t forgotten about the food! All the shopping and browsing means one thing, you will get peckish.. and we have just the solution. (All food vendors will be doing both days of the market.)

Humbl Coffee

Why not start your day with our favourite, Humbl Coffee. They are back, hopefully, this time they aren’t in the firing line of wind, rain and snow!

The Slice is Right

Why not treat yourself to a slice of pizza for lunch! The Slice Is Right is a Leeds-based mobile pizza caterer. They specialise in traditional Neopolitan pizzas, with plenty of options (including vegan!)

Mama’s House

Mama’s house is a fusion of mouth-watering West African delicacies and Caribbean succulents with a variety of rich and righteous rum drinks. Mouth-watering alright!

The Little Yorkshire Scone Co.

All things scone! The little Yorkshire scone co. offer gift boxes, hampers and unique flavoured scones are delivered anywhere in the UK. My favourite is the Cream Cheese & Salmon, yum!

Glazed and Confused

Finish off your day with a lovely doughnut for dessert! Glazed and Confused sell all-vegan doughnuts, and they are just as good as they look!

We look forward to seeing you all there! Keep an eye out for our posters, and maybe even snap a photo and tag us if you do.

Seagulls x

Pastel Pink Garden Set

Get your garden ready for spring

Spring is slowly approaching, which means one thing, time to decorate your garden! With the unconventional British weather, keeping your garden intact over the colder months can seem impossible. So now the forecast is looking up, it is time to revamp your garden.

Flowers, plants and outdoor lighting are no longer the only ways to revamp your outdoor space. A lick of paint can go a long way, and change your space entirely for the warmer weather.

Shopping with Seagulls will keep costs low, but quality high, and certainly impress your garden party guests.

Also, we have an amazing offer on all repurposed masonry paint, on sale for just £1 a litre for all of March.

What needs painting in your garden?

Here is a list of things that may need a fresh lick of paint after the miserable weather;

  • Shed
  • Garden Fence
  • Garden Furniture
  • Plant pots
  • Decking
  • Exterior house wall/doors

What you need to do before painting

There are multiple steps you must take into consideration before you begin your project;

  • What type of surface you are working on?
  • What is the quality of the surface?
  • Will it need sanding, or even the use of a pressure washer to clean it up
  • Have you thought about applying a primer first for durability

What paint should you use in your garden?

So you have prepped your surface, what now? It’s time to paint!

Wooden surfaces/decking- 100% acrylic water-based paint to give the evenest paint coverage

Doors- A high gloss finish for that extra pop

Metal outdoor surfaces- Oil-based exterior paint will be most effective in preventing rust.

Plant pots- Exterior water-based paints, using a small brush for precision

How to pick your colours

Gardens have slightly more free reign than interior spaces. Using bright colours can give your outdoor space that extra pop in time for the warm weather.

We offer a Bespoke Paint service, for water-based paints only. A lot of outdoor paints are oil-based, which we unfortunately can’t mix, as our pigment.

You can nab yourself 2.5L of Bespoke paint for just £11, rather than £52 from Farrow & Ball.

Whilst 5L of Seagulls bespoke paint stands at £16.50, rather than £89 at Farrow & Ball.

If you are swaying towards an oil-based paint, then we most likely have what you are looking for on our shelves, just nip in and find your match!

We can mix any colour you want

What you will need

We sell everything you need, not just paint! Here are some things you can pick up at Seagulls

  • 4″ Masonry brush £5
  • 4″ Shed brush £5
  • 9″ Harris Roller with 4 heads £9.50
  • 10pk solvent roller heads £12.99
  • Ready Mixed Filler 1.4kg £4
  • Scraper £2.50
Our paint supplies can be found behind the till

We can’t wait to see you all!

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