Rustic Stencilled Dressing Chest

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 😉

Gilded Bow fronted Chest of Drawers

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 🙂

Wicker Star Chair

We bought this to accompany the Victorian table, but it’s not obligatory 😉 I ’embroidered’ the rattan seat with wool in a star design, it’s a similar process to the sewing we did in reception class back in the day, only with more brute force and swearing involved 😀

Victorian Slimline Desk

How versatile is this Victorian piece? I have dressed it as a desk, but it could just as easily be a side table, a console table or a dressing table, any more suggested uses most welcome 😀

Mustard Drinks Trolley

I was having a moment when deciding the fate of this vintage oak two tier table, I threw caution to the winds and painted it mustard yellow, with a star tile stencil in graphite on the top and shelf. I was channelling cocktails and G&Ts in the garden, as you can see from the styling, which makes a change from consuming them I suppose 😀

Mixed Media Chest of Drawers

Another unique piece from Antiquechic, with a marbled paint effect, exposed original wood and some blingtastic arty stuff going on with the bottom drawer. What more could you want? Well here at furniture wrangling central we LOVE a good wheel, we just wish more pieces came with them, so this is pretty perfect in every way 😉

Carved Oak Trunk

Carved oak Victorian trunk that rather unusually has a drop down front, instead of a lift up lid, so perfect for a TV. I have used a balayage/ombre effect to highlight all that fantastic detailing… I’m really not sure I want to sell this one, I need a bigger house 😀

Sunshine Yellow Victorian Chest of Drawers

Okay so the weather is horrendous, and bears no resemblance to spring as we know it, but you can bring some sunshine into your life with this decoupaged Victorian chest of drawers. Painstakingly – or should that be painfully? 😀 restored and given a sunny makeover guaranteed to lift anyone’s spirits.

Allium Stencilled Chest of Drawers

We’re all about the Victorian furniture rescues at the moment. This mahogany chest of drawers has had a bit of country house makeover, we restored the drawers and added some stencilling featuring alliums and butterflies. Classic with a twist 😉