Slimline desk, restored and refinished in our workshop 🙂
Spot the monkey! He’s lurking amongst all the foliage on this rather gorgeous ornate Victorian chair. It used to live in my bedroom but I had a declutter, let’s face it the less surfaces available to throw clothes on the better 😀 We gave it a makeover, painting it black and reupholstering it with this jungle inspired fabric – I think I want it back now…
An antique painted pine linen press, or at least that’s what we thought it was when we bought it. However it must have been owned by a very security conscious Victorian, not only is there a lock on the cupboard, but also on both drawers! Clearly the fear that the scullery maid might be tempted to nick the napkins was real 😀 Check out the shop listing to see the fabulous haberdashery drawers inside, it seems a shame to lock them away…
Another mission completed at Arts & Crafts restoration central 😀 We just can’t resist these pieces and this one is a beauty, check out the back in the photos in our shop listing. The golden oak has been lovingly brought back to life, and it was recovered in William Morris fabric – of course!
A pair of rustic bedsides, another commission completed… we even painted the wrought iron handles to match the plug sockets in the bedroom, now that’s what you call attention to detail 😀
A lovely cupboard for a lovely couple 🙂 Just delivered this commission today, it will be adding some flower power to the bathroom in their new home.
A useful cupboard for putting things in. Pretty isn’t it? I’ve been painting a table and six chairs all day, so that’s about as eloquent as I get tonight I’m afraid. I couldn’t remember the word for can (as of drink) just now, but fortunately I had no problems with GIN 😀
Hands up if you love this tile print velvet fabric as much as I do! This antique oak chair was the perfect project, although I’d happily cover everything in it given the chance… I’m itching to use it again so watch this space 😉
This Arts & Crafts style oak dressing chest was looking a bit forlorn when we acquired it. Regular readers of my posts (patient people who I deeply appreciate I promise!) will know that I love these pieces though, and do my best to rescue them wherever possible. So this one is celebrating it’s rustic charm with chippy paint, exposed oak and stencilling. A definite plus is the foxed mirror which always makes you look radiant, even first thing in the morning, I don’t know why it isn’t more widely used 😉
Perfectly proportioned bow fronted chest of drawers with a hint of bling… I painted this in a deep olive green thinking I would perhaps layer some other colours over it, but it looked so good I changed my mind (a not uncommon occurrence 😀 ) and added some crazy gold peacock knobs instead. The piece de resistance was some gilding wax to subtly (I hope!) highlight the details 🙂