Flamingo Drawers

Retro chest of drawers, I have been singing Pretty Flamingo ever since we put this in the shop this afternoon (for anyone born after 1960 ask your Mum)Β  it’s a good job Colin is a patient man, anyone else would have probably strangled me after a few hours… πŸ˜€

Bombe Bedsides

A pair of bombe bedside cabinets, painted in a mid grey – I haven’t painted anything grey for at least a week, I was getting withdrawal symptoms πŸ˜€

Tansy Cupboard

And here is the matching cupboard πŸ™‚ You can really see the gorgeous quartered veneer in this picture!

Tansy Dressing Chest

Vintage dressing table – this has been painted in an off white,Β  just for a change πŸ˜‰ We added a new design called Tansy to the drawers, which are a lovely quartered veneer. There is also a matching cupboard…

Botanical Bedsides

A pair of cabinets with a weathered finish and botanical designs on the drawers. We’ve had a very nature inspired week here at Antiquechic, anyone would think summer was nearly upon us… πŸ™‚ If you’re wondering why the horse on wheels has a concrete tealight acting as a brake, that’s because the floors in the shop are so wonky it kept rolling off πŸ˜€

Trees Cupboard

Vintage tallboy – we’ve really embraced the great outdoors with this one, trees, leaves and bees, the hare is the perfect finishing touch πŸ˜‰

Misty Meadow Chest of Drawers

Victorian chest in weathered slate grey and a cow parsley design on the drawers. This stencil is an old favourite and it seems we aren’t the only fans, I pinned a picture of last chest we used it on and to my surprise it was repinned thousands of times, that’s our five minutes of fame sorted πŸ˜€

Button Chest of Drawers

Mostly I am quite happy to forget what our furniture looked like ‘before’ but every now and then I wish I had kept the evidence! This has been changed beyond all recognition, thank goodness πŸ˜€ It had a weird top with two bits of opaque glass in it, why? Who knows. It had been stained dark brown and then painted white, it had horrid knobs, it really didn’t have much to recommend it… but look at it now, all dressed up and ready for it’s new home πŸ™‚

Asian Styled Sideboard

Vintage sideboard, although this was actually the base of a early 20th century dresser I had a moment and decided that it actually looked a bit Moroccan – I might have been influenced by the fact that I had just finished the coffee table and footstool, or I might have had too much sun, who knows? πŸ˜‰ Anyhow I sanded and waxed the top, painted the rest in the same shade and added some ethnic knobs,Β  I think it looks pretty good… πŸ™‚

Coffee Sack Foot Stool

This is for coffee lovers everywhere πŸ™‚ This stool matches the coffee table but we decided to upholster it with a Cuban coffee sack because that’s how we roll at Antiquechic – too cool for school πŸ˜€

Rustic Coffee Table

I think this coffee table has a Moroccan look (or possibly Indian?) The top has been sanded and waxed and the legs are painted in a warm brown/grey kind of shade, which according to the pundits is going to be the ‘next big thing’ – don’t anyone tell me the hours I spend on Instagram and Pinterest are a waste of time… πŸ˜€

Dandelion Chest of Drawers

Victorian mahoganyΒ chest with dandelion design and rustic handles. This is quite narrow (as chests go) so it would be great for a hallway, landing or maybe a bathroom, not just a bedroom…but hey if you buy it you can put it wherever you like πŸ˜€

Geometric Dresser

A compact retro Stag dresser with a geometric design in white and grey and button knobs. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this really is one of a kind, the stencilling nearly had me tearing my hair out by the roots so this is unlikely to be repeated any time soon πŸ˜€

Another Bird Chest of Drawers

Edwardian chest of drawers (possibly related to the larger Edwardian chest?) πŸ˜€ We have painted this in the reverse colourway, so it is a pale grey with a charcoal grey bird design, this one has fox knobs though, for no particular reason – other than I happen to like them πŸ˜‰

Bird Chest of Drawers

Edwardian chest of drawers, painted in charcoal grey and decorated with our favourite bird design and a selection of butterfly and ornamental knobs.

Meat Cupboard

Lovely continental antique meat safe. I’m not sure I’d recommend sticking your bacon in here, but it would make a great larder πŸ˜€

Low Bench

Charcoal grey bench with drawers and a selection of gorgeous cushions, new in at the Courtyard, lots of botanical prints and birds…it’s starting to feel like summer at last πŸ™‚

Into the Black and White

This is a set of six retro chairs that we put into the shop this evening, they have been repainted black and reupholstered in a cool geometric fabric. We thought they would compliment the retro table,Β  I have even laid the table – so we just need someone to provide the food and we can have a dinner party – any volunteers? πŸ˜‰

Waterfall Bookcase

Vintage waterfall bookcase that has been given the antiquechic treatment – the shelves and drawers have been sanded and waxed, the back has been papered and the rest has been painted black. Super pleased with how this turned out, I think after all these years we might be getting the hang of this upcycling malarkey πŸ˜‰

Library Stairs

Library steps painted in a deep grey/green and an impressive selection of artichokes, or are they acorns, or possibly even pineapples? Whatever they are I like them, I like them a lot… πŸ™‚

Woven Chairs

Cross stitch chairs. I have painted these vintage chairs in a green/grey and added stitching in wool on the rattan seats. It reminded me of being at infant school, when they gave you that fabric with all the holes and you practised running stitch and cross stitch, although I have to say this was a bit more challenging πŸ˜€

Tray Table

Biggie Best grey tray table, sometimes it’s nice to simply unwrap something and put it in the shop – just for a change πŸ™‚

French Rustic Chest of Drawers

Beautiful antique French chest. This came with some original chippy paint but I added a bit more, and finished it with a very pale pink and some crystal knobs.

King of Consoles

Vintage console table painted in shades of grey (nothing to do with the books, although I do make a lot of strange noises when I am painting awkward bits of furniture these days πŸ˜‰Β  This is a seriously impressive piece, and as you can see from the size of the lamps, unusually large for this style of console.

Golden Oak Shelves

Petite vintage oak bookcase, with decoupaged digital print of decorative panelling on the back. This was a yucky brown before some serious sanding, now it is a beautiful golden oak. Another unique piece from Antiquechic πŸ™‚

Handsome Cupboard

Beautifully proportioned Edwardian cupboard painted in…are you sitting down? Pentland by Craig and Rose, no charcoal grey in sight! I’m not going to lie it is still a bit grey, but a much warmer shade with a brown tone. Apparently it ‘evokes the oil painting technique chiaroscuro’ if, like me, that means absolutely nothing to you, Wikipedia says it is ‘an effect of contrasted light and shadow’ – any wiser? No me neither, but it is a lovely colour πŸ˜€

Console Window

The latest window at the Courtyard at No 6 by Antiquechic, featuring a lovely Gustavian style console table and huge rustic mirror.

Bombe Bedsides

 

A pair of bombe chest style bedsides in – you guessed it – charcoal grey! At least we have plenty of other pieces in stock that compliment them… πŸ˜€

Botanical Bench

Beautiful upholstered bench with brilliant botanical fabric, how’s that for alliteration? πŸ˜‰

Golden Feet

 

 

Vintage chest of drawers that has been Gerrified πŸ˜‰ – this seems to involve quite a bit of charcoal grey paint at the moment, but in this case it also comes with additional bling, in the form of gold painted feet, a gold drawer complete with rose stencil, and some gold knobs. I think I can confidently say that this really is one of a kind πŸ˜€

Uber Unique Sideboard

We’ve not seen a cabinet/sideboard quite like this before so we had to take it on as a project . The carvings on the cupboard doors suggest Edwardian and made from Satin Wood. With 6 drawers an 2 cupboards this is anΒ  ideal piece of furniture – both handsome and useful.

 

Super Cute Bureau

Sometimes it’s all about the proportions, and this bureau’s proportions are so good. This also comes with cool reclaimed walnut veneer and dressed up in trendy darkest blue.Β  Oh and not forgetting the Stag drawer knobs. Whats not to like? πŸ™‚

Glazed Bookcase

Vintage oak cupboard/bookcase, painted in ‘clay’ which is apparently a greenish grey – who knew? πŸ˜‰

Restored Victorian Chest

Large Victorian chest of drawers in dark blue. Guaranteed to hold all your socks and pants – no matter how many pairs you have πŸ˜‰

Scottish Chest

 

 

 

Victorian Scottish chest in slate grey with a dandelion design, those Victorians obviously took storage very seriously as this would also hold an awful lot of pantaloons, or whatever they wore back in the day πŸ˜€

Bedside

One of two cabinets, they could be used anywhere from the bedroom to a kitchen. There are actually two drawers, cunningly disguised to look like four, which let’s face it is more practical as you wouldn’t be able to fit much in them otherwiseΒ  πŸ˜€

Nursing Chair

Victorian nursing chair, painted in charcoal grey and upholstered in vintage William Morris fabric. This matches the armchair we posted last week.

Tree Bookcase

Painted bookcase with tree design. This has had several coats of different greys, I was aiming for a kind of concrete colour/effect to compliment the tree wallpaper, anyway it’s looking good, so I’m happy πŸ˜€

Childs Desk

Vintage child’s school desk, complete with original ink well and restored after many hours sanding – I think the top was coated in reinforced concrete, they weren’t taking any chances!

Low Bookcase

Vintage oak bookcase. Regular visitors will know I love a bit of oak, the older and more characterful the better, so this was given a vigorous sanding and a light wax. I did paint the back but you can’t really see – probably because I seem to have covered every surface πŸ˜€

Ornate Chair

Victorian chair, painted in charcoal grey and reupholstered in vintage William Morris fabric, there is also a matching nursing chair in the pipeline…

Birdie Chest

Edwardian chest of drawers with bird motif in charcoal grey.Β  We’re back after the Christmas/ New Year break and the production line at the Antiquechic furniture factory is rolling again, so brace yourselves there’s a selection of new furniture coming up πŸ˜€

Bombe Bedsides

A pair of bedside cabinets in slate grey with matching reindeer, festive urns and lamps. If you’re wondering what the heck a festive urn is, that would be one full of bits of fauxΒ  Christmas tree and frosted pine cones of course… you’re welcome πŸ˜‰

Bookcase

Bookcase with wallpapered back and a selection of goodies – and not a reindeer in sight πŸ˜‰

Mirrored Metal Tables

A pair of mirroredΒ  tables, William the ostrich and Buddha seem to approve πŸ˜‰ I thought we’d managed to get one reindeer free picture until I spotted that cheeky one on the left!

Victorian Style Hall Stand

I’ve called this a hall cupboard but don’t let that hold you back, it would look great in a bathroom. A few reindeer have photo bombed the shot, they are obligatory at this time of year πŸ˜€

Black Desk

Petite desk/side table with a selection of wildlife – I love the way the stag got a look in…

Clerks Desk and Chair

Vintage clerk’s desk and chair. I assumed this was Victorian and that the chair was probably a later addition, however after Colin removed a few hundred layers of paint we discovered BR stamped on the back of the desk, maybe British Rail?

Paisley Dressing Chest

Weathered grey/white painted pine dressing chest with paisley design and crystal knobs. Also a few angels – it’s that time again… πŸ˜‰

Alpha Filing

Alphabet filing cabinet, makes sorting your documents so much easier – unless you have a lot of files starting with Y or Z, I couldn’t fit them on πŸ˜€

The Black Chair

We painted this Georgian chair black and reupholstered it with a gorgeous embroidered vintage curtain…just because we can πŸ˜€

Upholstered Coffee Table

Our latest creation – the coffee stool, or do I mean foot table? πŸ˜€ This was rather orange and had a naff wicker top but we loved the shape so much we bought it anyway. After removing the offending top and jumping up and down on it a few times, we came up with the idea of upholstering it instead. We used a faux antique suede fabric and painted the rest in French Linen and waxed it in dark oak.

 

Bench

So much to love here, but it was actually the vintage bench that prompted the photo πŸ˜€

Colour Palette Chest

Painted pine chest of drawers, either a work of creative genius or I had a few pots of paint to finish up – take your pick πŸ˜‰

Weathered Dresser

Weathered wood dresser. I really want to say something witty or informative about this, or better still witty AND informative, but I’m so tired I had to stare at it for five minutes before I could remember what it’s called… πŸ˜€

Mirror Hall Stand

Classic design vintage hall stand; somewhere to put your coats, somewhere to hide away random rubbish and somewhere to rest your weary bones while trying to pull on your wellies – every hall should have one πŸ˜‰

Record Cabinet

Retro record cabinet. This cute little cupboard has handy compartments that I think were designed for records but if you don’t have a record collection, fear not, they would be just as useful for books, magazines, files or dvds – does anybody still have them now, or am I just showing my age? πŸ˜€

 

 

Weathered Bureau

This weathered bureau went into the shop window tonight, for once we actually had the presence of mind to take a photo before though as it’s a pain in the proverbial trying to get one after!

Bunny Bird Dressing Chest

The owl and the dressing chest…Vintage mirrored dressing chest painted in charcoal grey with added bunny and bird knobs. It sounds a bit like a poem by Edward Lear πŸ˜€

French Walnut Chest

Vintage French walnut veneered chest. This was in a rather sorry state when we acquired it but, after a lot of TLC, Β just Β look at it now! So glad we were able to save the drawers, they remind me of a Rorschach test πŸ˜€

Geometric Chest of Drawers

Vintage Schreiber chest of drawers. I’ve gone for a bit of a Scandi look with this one with weathered white paintwork and restored drawers. This one is on casters, which always make me happy when I’m changing my mind for the fifth time about where to put something… I’m exaggerating I only moved it three times this evening πŸ˜€

Vintage Oak Drawers

Such a cute vintage chest, it has a metal ‘arm’ on the side to hold towels, scarves or whatever…the oak drawers have been sanded and waxed and the rest was painted in a brown/grey.

Sleek and Feather Sideboard

Sideboard by Youngers updated in charcoal grey paint with stripped and waxed top and feather handles. We’ve got our mojo back and the production line is speeding up a bit… πŸ˜‰

Dressed Blue

Painted pine dresser. I think summer may be officially over, we’re back from our travels, the weather is awful and I’ve been at the trade fair ordering reindeer πŸ˜€ Meanwhile at the factory the sanding, painting and waxing has begun again…

Botanical Telephone Table

Telephone bench/table, painted in charcoal grey and upholstered in a botanical fabric. Designed to look like it came straight out of the 18th century, which is a bit weird – they didn’t have phones. What next reproduction Georgian iPad holders?Β 

Vanity Vanity

I had a ‘what the heck is this?’ moment when I was labelling this πŸ˜€ I think we settled on Arts & Crafts (we’re pretty confident about that) vanity cupboard, but smallest dressing table ever, bedside with delusions of grandeur and pot cupboard with handy mirror were all contenders…

Flock of Birds Dressing Chest

Vintage dressing table in dark grey with added birds, they all seem to be flying west…Is it really embarrassing that I still have to recite ‘naughty elephants squirt water’ to work out what direction I mean? πŸ˜€

Arrow Dresser

Our latest dresser (as the last one didn’t hang around long!) This one is painted in Craig and Rose Authentic Period Colours just for a change, and it’s called Pentland which is a ‘Gentle, shaded umber brown that evokes the oil-painting technique chiaroscuro. Deeply warming in quiet spaces’ apparently. I don’t think I can better that… πŸ˜€

Weathered Trunks

A tower of trunks…These weathered oak chests have just arrived at Antiquechic, they remind me of Goldilocks and the Three Bears (obviously) πŸ˜‰ whatever your requirements I’m sure one of them must be ‘just right’… πŸ˜€

Large Ornate Horse

What can I say about this horse that I haven’t already said in previous posts? I’ve quoted Shakespeare, nursery rhymes and talked frankly about my addiction to all things horse related. This bad boy is part of my latest order so if you’re in need of more horses in your life (unlike me) pop down to The Courtyard at No 6 and take a look…