Dining Chairs Renovation

Fabulous chairs for our favourite customers 🙂 This commission was a joy to work on and we are so happy with the end result. Note the artistic backdrop, this might have been prompted by the ‘studio’ being so full of furniture it would have taken the incredible hulk and a forklift to move it, but I prefer to put it down to a desire to experiment with more avant garde photography 😀

Black Glazed Bookcase

Sleek and stylish… A vintage bookcase that is definitely not just for books, although bibliophiles could certainly fit a fair few in this beauty 🙂

Seaside Inspired Chest of Drawers

I seem to have been channelling a seaside vibe with this chest of drawers. Weathered whitewash, a stripey beach hut inspired top and cow parsley with grasses on the sand dunes… I think I need a holiday 😉

Country House Dresser

Gorgeous vintage oak dresser, amazing what a week’s worth of sanding and waxing can do 😉 All totally worth it though, I mean just look at that patina! The paint is Dulux Overtly Olive, a bit of a misnomer I feel as it looks pretty subtle to me, but I expect the paint naming department thought they had come up with a winner. It’s probably a more demanding job than you might think 😀

Edwardian Upholstered Chair

And then there was one… This Edwardian chair was originally one of a matching pair. As is often the way no sooner had we sold it’s mate than we had a number of enquiries asking if we had another one 😀 I’m worried it’s going to need therapy if it doesn’t find a home soon.

Commision Desk

We decided to go al fresco when staging this commissioned desk and chair. This might have had something to do with the chaotic state of the workshop, but I think it worked 😀 Matching an 80s Corona pine desk with a Victorian chair could have proved tricky, but a bit of navy paint, a vintage map and some antiquing wax and I reckon we managed it …

Vintage Floral Cupboard

Lots of lime waxed loveliness going on here 🙂 This is what I would call a useful cupboard for putting things in (a misquote from Winnie the Pooh, as I recall he was referring to a honey pot). Maybe I should be quoting William Morris instead, as it is both beautiful and useful. Either works for me as I am a big fan of both 😀

Pink Washstand

Pretty in pink… Vintage washstand in Farrow & Ball sulking room pink, with some gorgeous blowsy blooms decoupaged on the doors, and the originals handles and towel rail given a glow up with some gold leaf. Practically perfect in every way 🙂

Gothic Revival Victorian Sideboard

I’ve worked on some pretty remarkable pieces of furniture in my time but this one is just extraordinary… I mean look at those carved details! I can’t even imagine how long it took to create. I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but they really don’t make furniture like this anymore 😉

Bow fronted Green Chest of Drawers

How cute is this bow fronted chest of drawers? It’s been painted in a blend of greens and blues in an ombre effect, with just a hint of stencilled flower details. A bit of unusual restraint on my part, but I didn’t want to distract too much from the paint effects 😉