An early C20th dressing table painted in Paris Grey. Some furniture needs a little help and some pieces are intrinsically lovely and just need their natural good looks enhanced. This was one of the latter, no need to gild a lily…
Matching tallboy/wardrobe and chest of drawers. Beautiful birds, bling knobs and cool grey and white paint work. These have now sold but we love them so much we’re posting them for posterity!
Painted plate rack in Paris Grey and some of our accessories.
Painted bookcases and some of our new season stock.
This buffet sideboard is more substantial than it looks and I have the bruises to prove it. I slipped on the shop steps while bringing it in and it ended up on top of me! I call it extreme retailing. It was supposed to be cherry wood but is obviously granite with a cherry veneer. I have painted it in three shades of grey (not fifty, totally unnecessary) paint and whitewashed it for a French country look. It is laden with more Biggie Best loveliness from our recent order.
A lovely oak cabinet that has a shaker look to it. We sanded it and diluted Paris Grey paint to create a wash so that the wood grain shows through, the drawers were washed with white paint as a contrast. You can also see a selection of our new stock, much of it from Biggie Best.
This early C20th desk started out nearly twice the size but since most of our customers don’t live in a stately home we decided to reduce it to more compact dimensions! It has been painted in Annie Sloan French Linen and the drawers have been decoupaged with a vintage map. A statement piece for any home.
This boring beech filing cabinet was painted in a mix of Annie Sloan French Linen on the outer and Grand Illusions Vintage paint on the drawers. Perfect for a funky office space or anywhere really…
French style three drawer armoire. This is a very good quality reproduction piece of solid construction (that is a euphemism for eye wateringly heavy but it is very well made!) This was painted in Grand Illusions Vintage Paint in Shutter with a contrasting interior in Pastille. It is one of four we picked up, because we like a challenge. This one sold in a day but there is another identical one on its way. We also have a variation with a bureau in the shop window, I don’t even want to think about how much it hurt getting it there but it’s a beauty.
From plain pine to perfectly painted and papered desk. This one was vintage 1990’s pine but after some Hurricane Grand Illusions Vintage Paint and Arthouse wallpaper it was transformed into 21st century cool. We moved it into the shop on Thursday and it sold on Saturday! As did the vintage collector’s drawers on top. Happy days…