A lovely French style buffet sideboard. I painted this in Annie Sloan French Linen and then a top coat of Antique White emulsion so it is predominantly white with a hint of grey, then it was lightly distressed and waxed.This is a really well made, substantial sideboard from Younger’s, the range has some name like Phillippe de Fontanelle or Louis de Bouffe (I’ve forgotten but I think there’s a label somewhere!) Anyway it was obviously designed to look very sophisticated and French.

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Finally got a picture of the front of the Victorian chair, see what I mean about the carved details?

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This Victorian chest of drawers has been given the ‘lace’ treatment on the front of the drawers. The base colour is Annie Sloan duck egg and the lace design is in white. I guess this is a marmite piece – you either love it or you hate it! I think it looks amazing and fortunately a lot of people seem to agree with me. One thing that is in no doubt is that it is absolutely unique and will probably remain so as I rarely do the same design twice!

This is a reproduction Regency serpentine style console/side table that I have painted in Annie Sloan Country Grey (a super versatile colour that goes with nearly every other colour on the planet). I added some contemporary clock knobs just to mix it up a bit as I’m a big fan of the eclectic look. The lines of this piece are just lovely and would compliment  any interior.

You can also see the back of a painted Victorian chair which has been reupholstered with Prestigious’ Berkeley Square fabric. Pity you can’t see the front as the carving is fabulous! I’ve distressed the chair quite heavily to highlight this. I love this mix of old and new, not least because it means that antiques can sit comfortably with contemporary furniture.

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More from the London hotel chain, this time a desk/side table. I think it almost has an oriental look about it. I painted it in Annie Sloan Country Grey for no particular reason other than its one of those colours that blends with anything so you could put this anywhere in the house. I added a vintage handle which seemed to suit it better than any of the contemporary knobs I tried.

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This oak dresser also dates from the 1920/30’s but the design echoes back to the Georgian Pot Cupboard. It was painted in Annie Sloan French Linen (I tend to get a bit obsessed with certain colours and finishes and this paint is definitely one of those colours!). It has been lightly distressed and waxed to give it a durable finish and I added the clock knobs to give it a bit of a contemporary twist. This really has the wow factor, I know this because our customers are giving it a lot of love at the moment!

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This started out life as an early C20th oak veneer bureau/bookcase but through the magic of paper and paint has become a unique designer (well designed by me) statement piece! It was painted in Annie Sloan French Linen which tones beautifully with the contemporary wallpaper by Arthouse, it also has new ceramic knobs. What’s not to love?

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An early 20th century mahogany veneer tallboy, painted white and distressed. This has lovely detailing on the doors and provides really versatile storage. It’s the kind of piece that I can see suiting so many rooms, obviously bedrooms and bathrooms spring to mind but it would also look great in a hall or landing, or how about storing china and linen in a dining area? You can pack a lot of stuff into this without taking up too much room space.

Either side of it are shelving units. One is a little vintage corner unit which is meant to be wall hanging but looks quite cute sat on the floor, painted in a mix of greys and whites. The other is a waterfall style pine shelf that has been painted a mid grey then whitewashed (I know I just can’t help myself at the moment – everything looks so good with this finish – if you stood around my workshop for any length of time you’d probably get the same treatment!)

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Painted bedside table, part of the set of furniture that came from the prestigious hotel chain. Hopefully we will be able to pick up a few more pieces as they are really good quality and look great painted. I used a mid grey for the body of the table and whitewashed the drawer, you may be noticing a bit of a theme going on here but I am really in love with this look at the moment…

You can also see part of a lovely vintage ladder that I stripped (I think it was previously owned by a Rastafarian as it was green and orange) and you guessed it  – whitewashed! These type of ladders are everywhere at the moment but this one is unique and I have the blisters to prove it.

On the other side is a vintage sewing machine table (complete with sewing machine). I actually got it working but unfortunately didn’t realise you have to remove the belt before putting it away, so a new one is needed to get it running again – oops. I painted it in Annie Sloan French Linen chalk paint and surprise, surprise, distressed it with some Old White. In my defence it really suits the piece…

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A pair of vintage retro kitchen chairs, painted in a custom mix grey paint to match the chickens on the reupholstered seats. The background colour is a pale duck egg blue. I can see these in a country cottage kitchen but then they would look cool in a contemporary setting too. A must for chicken lovers everywhere!

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This is a very well made reproduction regency style mahogany sideboard. Not one of those flimsy ones they mass produced in the 80’s.

I decided to give this a contemporary twist by painting the body in Annie Sloan country grey and doing an ombre effect on the drawers. After trying a selection of knobs and handles I realised that the original ones suited it best so I painted them too!

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It goes without saying that I like all the furniture that we do but I absolutely LOVE this Arts & Crafts oak chest of drawers.

I have always liked the simple lines and pleasing proportions of the furniture, also I’m a huge fan of oak which was commonly used.

We sanded this beauty and stained and waxed it to bring out the grain of the wood. I gave the drawers a light wash of grey paint, then sanded and waxed them to give it a rustic look. The icing on the cake was the addition of the hare knobs which, while being very contemporary, are still in keeping with the Arts & Crafts movement towards nature.

I am very reluctant to sell this at all so it needs to go to a good home where it will be loved and cherished!

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This chest of drawers originally came from a prestigious hotel chain and has one deep drawer at the bottom. It runs so smoothly you could close it with one finger!

I’m still in love with that weathered rustic/industrial chic look so I painted it first in a custom mix grey chalk paint and then finished it with Old White chalk paint and wax.

This one definitely combines a traditional look with modern convenience.

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Pair of old pine bedside cabinets

These bedside cabinets have been fully restored, sanded and waxed and the knobs have been painted and aged.

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This early 20th century oak corner cupboard has been painted in a custom mix of Annie Sloan chalk paint and then given a wash of Old White to give it that weathered look. The inside of the top has been stencilled with a stylish allium design in Old White.

This unique piece would look lovely in any room.

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An impressive bookcase/dresser made by the quality manufacturer Bevan Funnell.

This has been painted in Annie Sloan Country Grey chalk paint and finished with neutral wax to protect it. The top and drawers have been sanded back to the original oak and sealed with dark oak wax to enhance the patina.

This is a very substantial piece with lots of storage.

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Early 20th century mahogany bureau.

This useful bureau ideal for storing your laptop and paperwork has been custom painted in shades of grey and white. We sanded one drawer and waxed it with dark oak wax to retain some of the original wood. It has been sealed with neutral wax to protect the paint.

The interior has been restored to its original finish and the leather scriver is in good condition.

This piece combines tradition with contemporary style perfectly.

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Weathered oak table and two painted chairs.

This rustic oak table has been whitewashed to highlight its incredible character. It would look fabulous in any setting from kitchen to conservatory. Perfect for small spaces and would compliment shabby chic, industrial chic or rough luxe interiors.

The pine chairs have been painted in Annie Sloan Pure white chalk paint and waxed twice for protection. The seats have been covered in black and white gingham and stencilled with a French style motif featuring a chicken.

Both the table and chairs are one-off originals.

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Painted pine dresser.

This compact dresser has been painted in Annie Sloan Paris Grey chalk paint, lightly distressed and finished with neutral wax to protect it. The interior has been painted with Old White chalk paint for contrast. Finally we added knobs with numbers to give it a contemporary edge.

Perfect for smaller kitchens and dining areas, you get a lot of storage without taking up too much space. It would suit any interior from cottage to modern.

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Mid century chest.

This mid century chest by Remploy has been given a 21st century makeover in shades of weathered grey. One drawer has been sanded and polished in dark wax as a reminder of its original finish. We retained the original drawer pulls and sprayed them grey to match.

It would make a great sideboard or hall piece as well as being perfect  storage in a retro bedroom.

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An early 20th century oak corner cupboard that has been lime waxed to enhance the patina of the oak and give it that slightly weathered look.
I have replaced the handles with crystal knobs.
This is a beautiful original piece that would look lovely in a bathroom, bedroom or hallway.
It is very solid (it does not separate into two units) and well made and provides great storage.

Dimensions: Height 176cm, Width 68cm, Depth 45cm.

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This bureau has been decoupaged with a vintage map of France and painted with Annie Sloan Chateau Grey chalk paint, which has a green tinge that co-ordinates with the details on the map.
It has been finished with wax and several coats of varnish on the map to protect it. The interior is in good condition, the original leather sciver looks almost new.
This not only looks fantastic but is also a very versatile piece of furniture that can be used to store a laptop.
This is a one-off item that would look great in a traditional or contemporary setting.

Dimensions: Width 78cm, Height 101cm, depth 45cm.

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This is an early 20th century reproduction Regency sideboard
and therefore more solid and well made than some later copies.
I’m getting a lot of inspiration from the current ‘industrial chic’ trend so I thought I would give it a more contemporary edge.
I have painted it in Annie Sloan French Linen chalk paint and
added stripes in Annie Sloan Pure white with numbers on the doors and drawer.
It was then waxed twice to protect the finish. I also resprayed the original handles in chrome and distressed them a little.
This sideboard is low enough to be used as a desk as well and would make a stylish and original feature in a traditional or modern setting.

Dimensions: Width 122cm, Height 84cm, Depth 58cm.

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An early 20th century oak veneer wardrobe, painted in Annie Sloan Paris Grey chalk paint.

This petite wardrobe has been painted and stencilled with a bird motif and finally waxed twice for durability.

The interior still has the original shelves labelled shirts etc and a hanging rail that takes a full size hanger (which is unusual for this type of wardrobe).

This lovely, unique wardrobe would be perfect for a guest or cottage bedroom and is ideal for a little girl’s room.

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