Thursday, 1 September 2011

Before & After furniture restyle: 3 for 1

Ah, the satisfaction when a furniture restyle is complete is a wonderful feeling and today I have it threefold.
My lastest endeavours include a 50's gentleman's wardrobe, handed down to me by my Granny, a round curved leg occasional table and a long mahogany coffee table.

I loved this wardrobe in its natural state and have used it for many years without changing a thing about it. However I decided at the weekend that we really must tackle the last room in our house to be completely ripped out and redone - the master ensuite, which got me thinking about our bedroom layout and storage. So rather than go out and spend any money (hey, it's all about making the most of what you've already got!), I decided to re-jig the layout of the room and paint the warrobe off-white so that it could stand next to my bed but blend it, rather than looking huge and clunky in its natural wood finish. I am really pleased with the finish and although I'm yet to buy the proper doorknobs (I temporarily borrowed the ones in the photo from a chest of drawers) I think it works well in it's new place by my side of the bed.

This sweet round table was a local charity shop find. The poor thing was somewhat wonky, wobbly and generally uncared for but with a little bit of love, a tighten with a screwdriver and a few coats of paint (Annie Sloan Versailles green, undercoated with Old White) I think it is rather adorable. This will soon be for sale at the Contemporary Homemade Fair at the Victory Hall, Exminster on 29th October from 10am along with various other pieces of my painted furniture and random handmade artefacts. (More info about the fair to come soon...)

This old mahogany slimline coffee table came from a house clearance and was in a good condition but looked tired and unappealing. Originally bought for a client, this will also be on sale at the fair. It has come up really well and would look great in a living room. It has been painted, waxed and distressed for a loved, shabby chic look.

I hope you like the latest pieces of furniture that I have restyled. I am currently working on a very exciting project for a client involving revamping some French Louis chairs. More info and photos to follow soon.

If you are interested in buying any pieces I have blogged about or would like to commission work to be custom made for you please do get in touch.

Is it time for a glass of wine yet, the weather here is garden is calling and well, it has been a busy day ;)


  1. Wow they all look fantastic Katey, a day's hard work has really paid off! Love Becs x

  2. I love your work Katey. Thank you for the tips. I am looking for some paint for an old table for our hall. It looks like Annie Sloan is the paint to go for.
    Polly x