Gold Leaf Wardrobe and Chest of Drawers

A Willis & Gambier bow fronted chest of drawers that we have upcycled with an analgypta wallpaper, which we painted in a deep umber shade and then applied gold leaf to the raised design. The chest was incredibly good quality (as I believe Willis & Gambier pieces usually are) but the finish was a bit meh, so we went all out to give it some pzazz. We were so impressed with the end result we decided to do the same to a petite 1930s wardrobe, so although they are from totally different eras they could easily be mistaken for a pair, as my mother would have said ‘a man on a galloping horse would be glad to see it’ – don’t even ask… 😀

Concrete Console

Concrete Console

Console table. This has been painted in a ‘concrete effect’ paint and if I’m honest it nearly broke me 😀 I *think* possibly because it was designed for walls, which are obviously bigger surface areas. Either that or I should have given up with the paintbrush and used a trowel…I’m happy to say it looks amazing now though, a unique, one of a kind piece (I can categorically state I won’t be producing another any time soon) and the lime-washed wood on the top and drawers is the icing on the cake.

Chinese Motif Display Cabinet

Edwardian display cabinet with added Geisha girls. The back of this petite cabinet has been covered with a vintage Jonelle fabric featuring Japanese scenes and lovely ladies 😉 The door was in great condition, sadly the rest of it not so much, so after the necessary repairs I painted it in a complimentary shade of blue, rather confusingly called Smalt Grey…

Ombre and Bunny Chest of Drawers

Ombre and Bunny Chest of Drawers

Vintage chest of drawers with an ombre paint finish , in shades of white and French Linen. I have tried to give this a more random and ‘artistic’ finish, which is not a euphemism for I didn’t know what I was doing, promise! 😉 Last but not least we added bunny knobs, and everyone loves a bunny right?

Leaving the Courtyard

Antiquechic is leaving the building…

After over 20 years (although I may have had some time off for good behaviour 😉 ) of working and/or renting space in the Courtyard, we are moving. Don’t despair though we will still be slaving away in our workshop and our unique Antiquechic creations will be available to purchase online, with free delivery in the local area. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and our website to keep up with the latest developments. In the meantime we are having a sale and you have until Saturday 1st June to grab yourself a bargain, so form an orderly queue the shop opens at 10am 😀

Retro Star Chair

A restored vintage chair, which I may have added a star or two to. It’s a bit of a compulsion at the moment, Colin has to keep on the move in the workshop in case he ends up with one stencilled on his forehead 😉

Found Chair

Antiquechic international rescue strikes again, when I spotted this abandoned chair I put my Thunderbirds outfit on and got to work… I think I may be losing it, I blame the paint fumes 😀

Larder Cupboard

Painted pine larder cupboard, if you have always hankered after a pantry but don’t have the room, this could be the answer to your prayers. It has loads of storage with three deep shelves inside and lots of wire baskets on the doors for herbs etc, it even has a kitchen towel holder! The stuff of dreams for a keen cook 😀