After celebrating yet another birthday last week the brushes at Preloved where temporarily redundant after four days of celebrations (I made another year !) but this week they have flown back into action to help relove some gorgeous pieces.
One of the benefits of working from home allows you to enjoy the summer sunshine and then the lovely cool evenings are perfect for beavering away in my workshop. I am very happy with this weeks results as they are all so different and that ensures my enthusiasm never falters. here are the pieces that I have reloved this week and of course they are all for sale
1930 Vintage sideboard painted in Annie Sloan Old ochre waxed and ready to be distressed as desired £85 SOLD
Solid Pine Drawers painted in Annie Sloan Old Ochre Waxed and lightly distressed £65 SOLD
Stunning 1950 E Gomme original Vintage dressing table with jewellery and make up drawers with tilt mirror painted in Annie Sloan Old ochre waxed and distressed with all original fittings £85 SOLD
E Gomme original Vintage dressing table with jewellery and make up drawers with tilt mirror painted in Annie Sloan Old ochre waxed and distressed with all original fittings £85 SOLD
Beautiful Purple Handkerchief vase on washstand with pretty drawers and vintage handles £25
Stunning Solid Pine Victorian style washstand with towel rail painted in Annie Sloan Old White waxed and to be distressed with original vintage handles £85 SOLD
Pretty console table with two drawers painted in Annie Sloan Paris Grey and Old White waxed and lightly distressed with pretty rose ceramic knobs £85 SOLD
Solid Corner unit painted in Annie Sloan Old Ochre waxed and distressed with genuine vintage handles £45 SOLD
Vintage chair painted in Annie Sloan Old Ochre waxed and distressed Gorgeous intricate details c 1920 reupholstered in lovely beige fabric Decided to kkep this one for myself!
Vintage solid teak bookcase painted in Annie Sloan Old White waxed and distressed. Super strong sturdy piece and a great useful addition to any room £40 SOLD
Vintage Candle sticks Painted in Annie Sloan original waxed and distressed £16 SOLD
Vintage Side Board
The lovely thing about starting a day early …6 am in my case is that you get to enjoy your morning coffee feeling quite smug that you have achieved so much in so little time..and then you remember you have in fact been up and beavering away with the brushes for at least five hours!
What made today so special was …..in the space of just a few short hours I travelled across history from the 1940s to 1970 through to the 1990s and finishing off the day by completely altering the appearance of four wardrobe doors with a simple coat of chalk paint and new ceramic knobs ,to bring them all together with a previously done piece of furniture. Changing the feel of another room with the addition of those special pieces and touches.
Gomme Vintage Dressing
And it is those finishing touches that make all the difference. The three pieces I have worked on today have been brought back to life with the warmth and texture of the lovely Annie Sloan™ range of paints, but it will be tomorrow when I add depth with the wax and distressing and the final touch of hardware, be it the original pieces or something new will the piece finally come back to life. So that why today I thought I would post some picture mid work (grandsons sandpit and all !)……. tomorrow I will show you what the final look will be ……….
This Pine Wardrobe was a stunning solid well made piece of furniture but showing signs of being a little tired and dated . With a little vision from its owners and a knowledgeable helping hand from Preloved, this magnificent piece has been transformed into a stunning up to date addition to their home. This piece has been given a new lease of life by painting it in Annie Sloan ™ Original Chalk Paint, then waxing and then distressing to customers own specifications. All work carried out in customers own home. Maybe you have a piece you would like reloving