It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… lyrics from Bing and decs from Antiquechic 🙂
So here we have ‘the thing’, possibly not it’s official name but it’s what I have been calling it 😀 I mean it’s not a cupboard, or a chest of drawers, it’s not even a sideboard – but it could be any of them, how’s that for versatility? It’s also very handsome IMHO 😉
Cool rattan bench with an equally cool seat cushion, we’ve got it all going on in the Courtyard at No 6 😀
Edwardian chair given the dark and handsome treatment, and upholstered in a fabulous vintage Chinoiserie curtain fabric. It’s proper lush even if I do say so myself 😉
Arts and Crafts bookcase. I am thinking of renaming us Arts & Crafts Rescue, this bookcase was pretty unloved and seemed to have had a varied life to say the least, before it arrived at Antiquechic HQ… it needed some TLC to bring out its inner beauty. I mean just look at that copper finger plate 🙂
I seem to have stars in my eyes 😉 Another Victorian pot cupboard with stellar details, you can’t say I’m not consistent…
Vintage corner cupboard in nearly black, I seem to have come over all Gothic lately 😀 This piece was inspired by a gorgeous dinner jacket I saw recently that had a beautiful teal blue silk lining – you will have to come into the shop to see it’s full glory 😉
Vintage students desk with an ethnic twist. This oak desk has been sanded and decoupaged with a cactus themed paper, I decided this stencil looked kind of native American or possibly Aztec… whatever – but definitely cactus complimentary in Gerry’s world 😀
Big cupboard, elegant proportions and added botanical print, what’s not to love 🙂
This side table had such presence we had to do something with it. So we restored it. We think it is now a super cool side table and chunky enough to fight off alien invaders – if required – just what any home needs 🙂
Dark grey sideboard with restored top, perfect for candlesticks and indeed a rocking horse.
Really cute pot cupboard, fully restored, washed in grey with added star appeal. 🙂
1930’s oak bureau gently washed in grey. As you know we love oak furniture and this technique allows the grain to shine through 🙂
Classic bow chair reupholstered in check fabric. Elegant and comfy 🙂
Dresser painted in blue/black with restored wood drawers and doors with an added No. 6 sneaking in to the photo, which is where we are – The Courtyard at No 6, Buckingham – look for that No. 6 sign on the door 🙂
Last but not least this week we have an Arts and Crafts sideboard in shades of grey. I would normally be waxing lyrical about this, because I love me a bit of A&C but after putting six new pieces of furniture in the shop tonight I’m running out of words… 😀
Lurking amongst all the weathered wood this week is this dark and handsome sideboard, painted in a deep blue/black with a selection of eclectic handles.
Cute cupboard in a weathered finish in greys and rustic wood, like Mary Poppins it is practically perfect in every way 😀
Vintage Stag chest painted in Laura Ashley Twine and a grey/taupe shade with some added star quality 😉
The matching weathered, rustic coffee table…
Sideboard and matching mirror in rustic, weathered wood, there is an equally gorgeous coffee table available too 🙂 These have been stained in grey and Briwaxed in medium brown to highlight the grain of the wood, which seems to have worked pretty well… 😉
Rustic style chair with a woven seat, painted in a mid grey and dark waxed – it looks great with the dresser we have in the shop at the moment, it also matches the console/side table, maybe just buy all three for a really coordinated look 😀
Oak chest of drawers painted in slate grey, with a geometric design on one of the drawers and brass cup handles. I think that about covers everything 😉 I do love a bit of oak – check out that wood grain!
Super versatile console/side table with wicker drawers, it’s slim enough to fit into narrow hallways but has plenty of storage so could be a useful addition to a kitchen or bathroom too. Get me, I sound like a furniture salesperson – oh wait a minute… 😀
How pretty is this? Stripped of its yellowing varnish, repainted in grey, distressed to bring out the intricate carved detail and reupholstered in sumptuous botanical fade to gold fabric. Its now in the shop window so why not take a look 🙂
One of a pair of vintage bookcases – the observant among you may just have noticed the other one trying to sneak into the picture. Ideal for books but we seem to have sneaked in some concrete artichokes – because we can 🙂
Victorian dresser with super cool botanical carved panel, cabriole legs and tear drop drawer and cupboard pulls. Restored and refinished in our workshop – this piece deserved a new lease of life 🙂
Pine pot cupboard painted in a green/grey, with bunny knobs. One of those versatile pieces of storage that could fit almost anywhere in the house, although the downstairs loo might be tricky as it’s quite substantial… 😀
Compact vintage style drawers in shades of grey…
Art Deco chest with added bling. I’m not usually a fan of this period of furniture, not sure why, but there was something about this chest that really caught my attention. I had a vision for it and I’m happy to say it was realised, I think it’s like a Hollywood starlet 🙂
Retro chest complete with lemurs 😀 We restored the lovely curved plywood top drawer, decoupaged the rest with a gorgeous tropical design and painted the legs and sides in paint that we colour matched to the background of the paper. I know we’re always banging on about how unique our furniture is, but this really is one of a kind…
An impressive Victorian oak dresser with carved door panels. This has been stripped and stained in grey, then finished with antique brown wax. This is a real statement piece and very substantial – Antiquechic regulars will know that is a euphemism for knee bucklingly heavy 😀
One of a pair of vintage French school desks and matching retro chairs – oh and some bunnies wearing suits, like they do when they are studying 😀
A pair of pretty carved Edwardian chairs upholstered in a botanical fabric.
Display cabinet/bookcase. This has been painted in blue/black and finished with dark wax, the interior is off white (Laura Ashley Twine) and the piece de resistance is the Indian ceramic knobs. This is super versatile storage that would look great pretty much anywhere, from the lounge to the bathroom, you just need to embrace the dark side 😉
Dark and handsome sideboard. This has been painted in a dark blue/black and dark waxed, the top has been sanded and waxed and the finishing touch was the crackle glaze knobs…pretty classy huh? 😀
Stylish industrial gunmetal grey and wood bench. This is new so I can’t claim any credit for it, unless you count having the excellent taste to buy it in the first place 😀
Gorgeous Edwardian six drawer chest in charcoal grey. Can anyone spot the deliberate mistake? (I’ll give you a clue – two down and one across) How we didn’t spot it is anyone’s guess but we will be turning it the right way up asap 😀 I wouldn’t mind but we never touch a drop when we’re in the workshop, health and safety and all that 😉
Be still my beating heart, it’s a beautiful Arts and Crafts sideboard, and anyone who actually reads these posts will know how much I love furniture from this period (and also deserves a medal IMO) 😀 I have left most of the wood with it’s original patina and just added a bit of our trademark charcoal grey to frame it all.
Dining table with ‘antique pine’ top and legs painted in a blue/black mix – it looks amazing with the elm ‘live edge’ bench we have just put in the shop 🙂
Painted plate rack, but somewhat controversially I have displayed some jugs on it instead 😉
One of a pair of perspex ‘ghost’ style chairs inspired by a classic Charles Eames design.
Compact vintage cupboard with mirrored doors painted in a blue/black mix (very similar to Farrow and Ball’s Railings) and some crystal knobs for added bling. Perfect for bathrooms, or any room that would benefit from a bit of additional light bouncing around 🙂
I am totally in love with this vintage bench that has been hand made out of a single piece of beautiful ‘live edge’ elm. It has been sat in the workshop for weeks while I tried to figure out a way I could keep it… Sadly it just doesn’t work in my kitchen, so my loss is one lucky customer’s gain 😀
Vintage French oak chair (one of a pair) that have been reupholstered in a green leaf design cut velvet fabric – tres chic 😉
This is a very solid pine chest of drawers that was definitely built to last! It has been painted in a whitewash effect with added bunnies 😀
Four beautifully carved vintage oak chairs that we have painted grey and reupholstered in gorgeous dragonfly fabric.
Extending vintage dining table with restored oak top and painted legs. The two draw leaves slide under the central panel which makes it ideal for smaller spaces 🙂
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 😀