Tremendous Tree Cupboard

Capacious, solid storage – tick, weathered layered paint loveliness – tick, and a woodland inspired stencil complete with leaping hare and butterflies – tick. The perfect Antiquechic cupboard in fact 🙂

Continental Style Vintage Bureau

And now for something completely different… (Monty Python reference for folks of a certain age) 😉 So we bought this bureau because I loved the shape, I didn’t love the finish which was a strange slightly toxic yellow, but that wasn’t a problem because I fully intended to paint it. Until I started to sand back the offending varnish that is – to reveal this gorgeous natural wood and the marquetry details in all their glory. It would have been a lot quicker to paint than carefully coax all the varnish off those curves, and I don’t even want to think about what was in the varnish! But Je ne regrette rien 😀

Map Chest Coffee Table

What do you do when you buy a large white elephant at auction? You turn it into coffee tables of course 😀 This is one half of a vintage plan chest that someone painted in the world’s first indestructible paint, but we had a vision… A retro meets rustic/boho/industrial one, a fusion which may be a first even for us. Absolutely loving the end result though 🙂

Decoupaged Bedsides

Retro rescue. These bedsides were looking rather forlorn when we found them, someone had given them a rather unsympathetic makeover with an awful lot of spray paint! Much stripping, painting and decoupaging later and they have their mojo back 😉

Decoupaged Students Desk

Early 20th century student’s desk, with an Arts & Crafts inspired makeover, because in my world there is nothing that can’t be improved by some William Morris style action 😀 Check out the photos in our online shop for the bonus stencil inside!

Dining Chairs Renovation

Fabulous chairs for our favourite customers 🙂 This commission was a joy to work on and we are so happy with the end result. Note the artistic backdrop, this might have been prompted by the ‘studio’ being so full of furniture it would have taken the incredible hulk and a forklift to move it, but I prefer to put it down to a desire to experiment with more avant garde photography 😀

Black Glazed Bookcase

Sleek and stylish… A vintage bookcase that is definitely not just for books, although bibliophiles could certainly fit a fair few in this beauty 🙂

Seaside Inspired Chest of Drawers

I seem to have been channelling a seaside vibe with this chest of drawers. Weathered whitewash, a stripey beach hut inspired top and cow parsley with grasses on the sand dunes… I think I need a holiday 😉

Country House Dresser

Gorgeous vintage oak dresser, amazing what a week’s worth of sanding and waxing can do 😉 All totally worth it though, I mean just look at that patina! The paint is Dulux Overtly Olive, a bit of a misnomer I feel as it looks pretty subtle to me, but I expect the paint naming department thought they had come up with a winner. It’s probably a more demanding job than you might think 😀