Carved Bench Seat

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 πŸ™‚

Vintage Bookcases

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 πŸ™‚

Victorian Dresser

Victorian dresser with super cool botanical carved panel, cabrioleΒ  legs and tear drop drawer and cupboard pulls.Β  Restored and refinished in our workshop – this piece deserved a new lease of life πŸ™‚

Perfect Pot Cupboard

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… πŸ˜€

Golden Drawers

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 itΒ  and I’m happy to say it was realised, I think it’s like a Hollywood starletΒ  πŸ™‚

Lemur Chest

Retro chest complete with lemurs πŸ˜€ 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…

Rustic Glazed Dresser

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 πŸ˜€

Desk, Chair and Bunnies

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 πŸ˜€

Dark Elegance Glazed Bookcase

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 πŸ˜‰

Dark Elegance Sideboard

 

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? πŸ˜€

Gun Metal Bench

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 πŸ˜€

Six Drawer Chest

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 πŸ˜€ I wouldn’t mind but we never touch a drop when we’re in the workshop, health and safety and all that πŸ˜‰

Heart Cupboard

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) πŸ˜€ 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

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 πŸ™‚

Mirror Cupboard

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 πŸ™‚

Elm Live Edge

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 πŸ˜€

Bunny Chest

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 πŸ˜€

Extending Table

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 πŸ™‚

Desk

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 πŸ˜€

Walnut Bureau

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… πŸ™‚

Flamingo Drawers

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)Β  it’s a good job Colin is a patient man, anyone else would have probably strangled me after a few hours… πŸ˜€

Bombe Bedsides

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 πŸ˜€

Tansy Cupboard

And here is the matching cupboard πŸ™‚ You can really see the gorgeous quartered veneer in this picture!

Tansy Dressing Chest

Vintage dressing table – this has been painted in an off white,Β  just for a change πŸ˜‰ We added a new design called Tansy to the drawers, which are a lovely quartered veneer. There is also a matching cupboard…

Botanical Bedsides

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… πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜€

Trees Cupboard

Vintage tallboy – we’ve really embraced the great outdoors with this one, trees, leaves and bees, the hare is the perfect finishing touch πŸ˜‰

Misty Meadow Chest of Drawers

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 πŸ˜€

Button Chest of Drawers

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 πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ™‚

Asian Styled Sideboard

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? πŸ˜‰ Anyhow I sanded and waxed the top, painted the rest in the same shade and added some ethnic knobs,Β  I think it looks pretty good… πŸ™‚

Coffee Sack Foot Stool

This is for coffee lovers everywhere πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜€

Rustic Coffee Table

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… πŸ˜€

Dandelion Chest of Drawers

Victorian mahoganyΒ 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 πŸ˜€

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.