Victorian Chairs

Victorian chairs with a mid century twist. When it came to upholstering these classic chairs I found this fabulous vintage fabric and fell in love. It’s good to mix things up sometimes, because no one wants to be predictable, right? 😉

Antiqued Victorian Sideboard

To celebrate this Victorian sideboards long history we  decoupaged the doors with layers of wallpaper, designed to look rather like the walls of old houses, as the paper peels away to reveal the one below it.  We used samples of Clarke and Clarke wallpaper to achieve this effect. It has been sanded and painted with several shades of neutral and green paint, the overall colour is closest to a sage green. The doors were finished with varnish and the paintwork has had several coats of clear wax.

Decoupaged Distressed Bedside

I had a lot of fun with this one – and no I’m not being ironic, I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Colin was very busy working on a commission, so I was looking for a project to keep me occupied. I experimented with a new layered paint finish (check out the close ups in the shop listing) which I will definitely be using again. I decoupaged the front with wallpaper samples, which is usually Colin’s job, and there wasn’t a wrinkle in sight! I removed the hardware and hinges and put them back, all on my own, which just goes to show what you can do if you can’t persuade anyone else to do it 😉 Although I did have some help attaching the trim to the top of the door – I didn’t want him to feel left out 😀

Woodland Chest of Drawers

It’s funny how the seasons seem to unconsciously affect the design process, this Victorian chest has a distinctly autumnal feel now I look at it… I can’t claim to be a big fan of autumn, I mean I totally love the colours, and taking a walk on a crisp, sunny day is a joy – in fact if it didn’t lead to winter I would be absolutely fine with it! Unfortunately even Christmas can’t reconcile me to the short dark days and miserable weather, if I had my way winter would be banned 😉

Commission Chair

Well this commission turned out well didn’t it? 🙂 I’m so proud of the transformation Colin achieved on this lovely little chair. It originally had a caned back that had become damaged over the years, and one of the arms had split, it was a much loved heirloom but had sadly seen better days. The owner chose this beautiful fabric, and after a lot of restoration work and reupholstering this was the end result. We couldn’t be more pleased.

Vintage Rustic Pine Bench

They don’t make them like this anymore… 😀 Seriously though, they really don’t – benches are everywhere at the moment and they come in all shapes and sizes, but only the vintage ones look like this. If you like your furniture to stand out then vintage is the way to go 🙂

Rustic Oak Dining Table

Speaking of trends (see my previous ramblings on boucle chairs) 😀 Some things never go out of style, or not in my world, a bit of sympathetic restoration and updating and they are good for another century. I mean just look at that oak and those shapely legs!

Victorian Dining Chairs

Teddy chairs! I’m seeing a lot of boucle around at the moment and I am definitely here for it 🙂 I try not to be too influenced by trends when deciding on designs, not always easy when you spend so much time looking at anything and everything interiors related (or research as I like to call it) 😉 Ideally I don’t want to save something from landfill only to have it end up there a year later because it’s out of fashion though. However I’m thinking neutral fabric that feels like sitting on a cuddly toy and actually cleans surprisingly well could be a keeper…

Flower Power Cupboard

If you’re in need of storage then look no further, we must have every size and variety covered at the moment 🙂 I was inspired by primitive folk art when creating the design for this particular cupboard – you know that faded, hand painted by a peasant a couple of centuries ago kind of vibe… I found channelling my inner peasant came quite easily actually 😀