Vintage mahogany desk. This has had the damaged beading removed, the drawers and leather scriver have been restored and the rest has been painted and waxed – oh and new handles added, not much work then 😀
Vintage bureau with beautiful walnut veneer. These can be very fiddly to restore as it is so easy to sand through the veneer (they are invariably smothered in dark brown varnish when we get them) but it is so worth it – I mean just look at it… 🙂
Petite vintage cupboard that has been given the star treatment 😉
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) it’s a good job Colin is a patient man, anyone else would have probably strangled me after a few hours… 😀
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 😀
And here is the matching cupboard 🙂 You can really see the gorgeous quartered veneer in this picture!
Vintage dressing table – this has been painted in an off white, just for a change 😉 We added a new design called Tansy to the drawers, which are a lovely quartered veneer. There is also a matching cupboard…
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… 🙂 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 😀
Vintage tallboy – we’ve really embraced the great outdoors with this one, trees, leaves and bees, the hare is the perfect finishing touch 😉
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 the last chest we used it on and to my surprise it was repinned thousands of times, that’s our five minutes of fame sorted 😀
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 😀 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 🙂
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? 😉 Anyhow I sanded and waxed the top, painted the rest in the same shade and added some ethnic knobs, I think it looks pretty good… 🙂
This is for coffee lovers everywhere 🙂 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 😀
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… 😀
Victorian mahogany 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 😀
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 😀
Edwardian chest of drawers (possibly related to the larger Edwardian chest?) 😀 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 😉
Edwardian chest of drawers, painted in charcoal grey and decorated with our favourite bird design and a selection of butterfly and ornamental knobs.
Lovely continental antique meat safe. I’m not sure I’d recommend sticking your bacon in here, but it would make a great larder 😀
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 🙂
Victorian fireside chair, painted in charcoal grey and upholstered in a beautiful botanical fabric.
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, I have even laid the table – so we just need someone to provide the food and we can have a dinner party – any volunteers? 😉
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 😉
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… 🙂
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 😀
Biggie Best grey tray table, sometimes it’s nice to simply unwrap something and put it in the shop – just for a change 🙂
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.
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 😉 This is a seriously impressive piece, and as you can see from the size of the lamps, unusually large for this style of console.
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 🙂
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 😀
The latest window at the Courtyard at No 6 by Antiquechic, featuring a lovely Gustavian style console table and huge rustic mirror.
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… 😀
Beautiful upholstered bench with brilliant botanical fabric, how’s that for alliteration? 😉
Vintage chest of drawers that has been Gerrified 😉 – 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 😀
Lowboy set of drawers dressed proudly in black. 🙂
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 an ideal piece of furniture – both handsome and useful.
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. Oh and not forgetting the Stag drawer knobs. Whats not to like? 🙂
Vintage oak cupboard/bookcase, painted in ‘clay’ which is apparently a greenish grey – who knew? 😉
Vintage dining table with black base, would comfortably fit six and probably eight depending on the chairs…
Large Victorian chest of drawers in dark blue. Guaranteed to hold all your socks and pants – no matter how many pairs you have 😉
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 😀
Cool skeleton clock – door not included – sorry 😉
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 otherwise 😀
Petite tilt top occasional table with slate grey base and restored top with bird design. So pretty… 🙂
Painted vintage pine dresser in slate grey with restored top and drawers. It looks great with the painted Victorian chair, all you need is the Aga to go with them – perfect 😉
Painted Victorian pine armchair in slate grey. A perfect place to relax with your pipe and slippers… 😀
Unique vintage hand made bureau that has been antiquechic’d 🙂
Painted pine chest of drawers with an allium design.
Painted bookcase with allium design.
Weathered rustic dresser. So good we posted it twice 😉
Victorian nursing chair, painted in charcoal grey and upholstered in vintage William Morris fabric. This matches the armchair we posted last week.
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 😀
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!
Vintage high chair, ideal for bunnies but presumably designed for small children… 😉
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 😀
Victorian chair, painted in charcoal grey and reupholstered in vintage William Morris fabric, there is also a matching nursing chair in the pipeline…
Edwardian chest of drawers with bird motif in charcoal grey. 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 😀
He’s doing that arty mirror thing again… 😀
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 faux Christmas tree and frosted pine cones of course… you’re welcome 😉
So many reindeer, so little time – re-home one today, you know you want to 😉
Retro chest with the obligatory Christmas display – tis the season after all… 😀
Bookcase with wallpapered back and a selection of goodies – and not a reindeer in sight 😉
A pair of mirrored tables, William the ostrich and Buddha seem to approve 😉 I thought we’d managed to get one reindeer free picture until I spotted that cheeky one on the left!
This is either a picture of some cool waterfall shelves or a selection of cushions and throws – whatever floats your boat… 😉
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 😀
Petite desk/side table with a selection of wildlife – I love the way the stag got a look in…
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?
Blue vintage cupboard with dandelion design.
Weathered grey/white painted pine chest of drawers with crystal knobs (matching dressing chest available). Santa and Rudolph optional 😀
Weathered grey/white painted pine dressing chest with paisley design and crystal knobs. Also a few angels – it’s that time again… 😉
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 😀
Weathered wood chest of drawers. We’re loving this rustic look at the moment, as some of you may have noticed 😉
Vintage Danish sideboard. We restored the wood and decoupaged the doors in a retro inspired geometric paper. Cool… 😉
We painted this Georgian chair black and reupholstered it with a gorgeous embroidered vintage curtain…just because we can 😀
Our latest creation – the coffee stool, or do I mean foot table? 😀 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.
So much to love here, but it was actually the vintage bench that prompted the photo 😀
Vintage bureau with a Scandi/industrial vibe, I like to mix things up a bit 😉
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 😉
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… 😀
Pair of petite rustic bedsides in French Linen.
This is one seriously impressive stag head, I think I am going to call him ‘The Monarch of the Courtyard’… 😀
Bling horse’s head – what’s not to love? 😉
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 😉
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? 😀
Vintage mahogany desk with go faster stripes… 😉
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!
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 😀
Vintage French walnut veneered chest. This was in a rather sorry state when we acquired it but, after a lot of TLC, just look at it now! So glad we were able to save the drawers, they remind me of a Rorschach test 😀
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 😀
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.
Bookcase in stripped pine and charcoal grey. There’s been a whole lot of sanding going on at Antiquechic this week 😉
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… 😉
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 😀 Meanwhile at the factory the sanding, painting and waxing has begun again…
Tin tile style mirror – lots of rustic loveliness going on here 🙂
Rustic mirrors, mini greenhouse and some very cool reflections…
I had a ‘what the heck is this?’ moment when I was labelling this 😀 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…
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? 😀
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… 😀