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…

Aztec Desk

We were the last chance saloon for this Victorian piece, either we rescued it or it would have met an untimely end :0 Despite having been unloved for years, it just needed a bit of TLC Β to get it’s mojo back. Now to rehome it… Β πŸ˜€

Rustic Carved Console

Gorgeous carved weathered oak console. This one would definitely have made a permanent detour to chateau Gerry if I had any room Β πŸ˜€

Organ Console

This is a vintage organ bench that we stole from a local church – only kidding – but it is a genuine church organ bench hence the extra height (think pedals). I think you could either use it as a console table or as an occasional bench in a hallway, it’s definitely a talking point wherever you put it. Or, radical idea, you could use it for playing the organ should you have such a thing πŸ˜€

French Bookcase

Vintage French armoire/bookcase with shelves made from a recycled vintage door. We bought this without shelves and decided that rather than just buy some new wood (that would be too easy) we would get an old door and spend hours making it into shelves. Either we are dedicated design geniuses or bonkers, take your pick πŸ˜‰ The cushions and big acorns (and who doesn’t need a big acorn in their life?) are new in from Biggie Best.

Balmoral Nearly Black Desk

Vintage desk painted in nearly black with dark stained drawers and top. There is a central scriver that we have decoupaged with a vintage map of Scotland, more specifically Balmoral and the surrounding area. I have spent quite a lot of time staring at said map as I dried each coat of varnish with a hair dryer (all that lovely weather we’ve been having has meant everything is taking hours to dry!) It’s actually quite interesting, I feel I should visit sometime soon… πŸ˜‰

Cute Dresser

Petite vintage oak pot board style dresser. Β This pretty dresser has been painted in a dark grey and the top has been sanded and waxed, we also added some deer, fox and rabbit knobs, because that’s the way we roll… πŸ˜€

Summer Sale

SUPER SUMMER SALE at the Courtyard. Antiquechic is reducing selected items by 20% – look for the coloured labels. Elsewhere in the shop there are reductions of up to 30% on furniture, garden furniture and other items. If you don’t want to suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out) we’re open Monday to Saturday 10am until 5pm πŸ™‚

 

New Arrivals

A selection of lovely things available from the shop, but there’s plenty more where that came from πŸ˜‰