Archive | August 2013

A very busy birthday week

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

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

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

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

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 Hankerchief vase on washstand with pretty drawers and vintage handles

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 handle

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

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

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

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.

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

Vintage Candle sticks Painted in Annie Sloan original waxed and distressed £16 SOLD

 

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Busy as a Bee…. Brushes in Action

 Vintage Side Board

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.

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Gomme Vintage Dressing

pine washstand

pine washstand

 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 ……….

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Drawers with a little secret !

Vintage Drawers with a little secret !

Vintage Drawers with a little secret !

 

 

 

These drawers are as popular as ever.Providing lots of storage but its hidden secret is a lift up top revealing mirror and handy compartments for jewellery and / or make up. I try to source these on a regular basis as they are much sought after. This particular piece has been reloved using Annie Sloan Old White™ with Paris grey drawers finishing off with a lovely warm clear wax a little distressing and beautiful ceramic rose grey knobs Pretty and perfect and usually starting from around £80 (accessories not included)                                                      IMG_9468

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Vintage Pine Wardrobes breathe fresh life

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Before

 

 

 

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

 

After

After

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Hi Vintage and Shabby Lovers!

Furniture restoration and recycling of any kind is very close to my heart, so to be able to do something I love by keeping something in the market place, and out of landfill brings me great pleasure. Chris x

I started many years ago when money was tight with young children up-cycling anything I could get my hands on that would be useful in the home. That progressed into something more serious and I was asked to do things for family and friends. From there it has grown into a cottage business which is growing faster by the day. It has been a very organic growth and with many lessons learnt along the way.

I look to buy pieces which will blossom and show off their true beauty by the addition of chalk paints and waxes.
Each piece is carefully chosen, cleaned, painted, sanded, waxed and distressed by hand to ensure the piece will not only look beautiful, but will last for years to come.

By reloving pieces of furniture that are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, well loved but cottage-style feel, is what set it apart from genuine period pieces.

All my items are carefully hand painted and may show the odd brushstroke or colour variation in paint. As with any previously owned piece of furniture there may be the odd bump or mark that comes with age, so please remember if you’re looking for a brand new item this may not be for you. If, like me, you adore pre loved vintage pieces with character then this may be perfect.

If you are looking for perfect imperfection, lovingly restored with character then my style of furniture may just be for you.

We can also revamp and upcycle your own pieces and can arrange to restore pieces in your own home. Please just drop me a message and I will happily arrange to give you a quote… Please note I am fully insured and it is these incidentals that have to be considered when pricing items but I try to ensure that all prices are reasonable and fair at all times

I have used many paints over the years but have found the chalk paints by Annie Sloan™  and Authentico™  bring out all the best of wood and the addition of wax will ensure the pieces remain protected and durable and will last for years

I travel many miles near and far to source the items I sell and if there is something specific you would like me to look for please do not hesitate to ask. Delivery by courier can be arranged at an additional charge .

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