Vintage Italian Furniture Upcycling – again
Furniture Makeover – Shabby Chic Italian Beauty
It has been a while since we posted first part covering our commissioned work with a charming Italian furniture. We are really happy that our client came back to us with some even more pieces to restore in a shabby chic style.
This time we would like to present you some furniture we have done recently for our nice Italian couple.
First of all, after we have delivered the card catalogue, we put our hands on a very handsome bureau with a French twist. The piece (as all of them) was in a really good condition, made of solid wood with working locks and really cute legs.
The pictures below show how the piece looked before our loving touch.
Antique Edwardian Furniture Makeover in Shabby Chic Style
Custom Makeover: Tall Edwardian Bureau with Print Transfer
Some time ago we were approached by lovely lady. She was an archaeologist looking for a tall bureau with a bookcase. We have pointed her to a classy looking Edwardian piece sitting in our Waiting Room and she accepted this!
(See the picture below for ‘before / after’ impression.)
Vintage Shabby Chic School Desk Makeover
Vintage School Desk Commission for a Shabby Chic Makeover
We, as parents, are all relieved with a new school year beginning. Children, on the other hand, are not happy at all. Perhaps it is a good idea to sparkle their life with a Shabby Chic bits of their own history? Such an idea got to us a customer with old, rusty, old-fashioned school table – with a request for makeover for 11-year old daughter.
Upcycling of Vintage Italian Furniture
Furniture Makeover – Vintage Italian Beauty
So we have been commissioned again.
This time by lovely Italian couple for a makeover of some of their charming Italian pieces. We have done part of the job so far, and would love to share with you the results.
Hotel Papillon: Vintage Butterfly Print Transfer on Upcycled Bureau
When we found this bureau it took us a while to make up a plan for the makeover.
Kat came up with an idea to use new shade of blue, which would be soft and pastel match nicely with the graphics we printed to line down the bottoms of drawers. The theme is PARIS.
We mixed together ‘Luis Blue’ and ‘Paris Grey’ from Annie Sloan’s pallet to find the perfect shade which we called ‘Paris Blue’.
How to create rich two colour texture
Creating Shabby Chic texture on furniture
Finally we have found some time to put together video tutorial on the technique we use for creating texture on our furniture. This video corresponds with an article we posted long time ago about comparing textures on two shabby chic nest of tables.
We had quite few questions regarding this technique, so there it is – a visual explanation. We hope you will find it useful.
How to transfer big and complex print with water slide decals
Water Slide Decal Print Transfer to Furniture
We have a lot questions regarding our water slide decals and techniques we use to transfer prints with them. That is why we decided to make a video tutorial on this subject.
In fact this is the last part of tutorial on making Shabby Chic Furniture with print, however we starting to publish it backwards. The next part will cover the methods we use to make a texture using Annie Sloan’s chalk paints. Read More
Brand new vintage nest of tables (seriously).
Have a look at those mighty carvings, this nest seems like taken alive from French Royal Palace.
New Freebie – Old Music Sheets, free to download
Old Music sheet background
On occasion of doing the last music theme bureau no 22 we decided to share three backgrounds we created to line the drawers’ bottoms.
These are photographs of real-life music sheets (printed from internet, as you can guess). The high resolution images were not photo-manipulated, these are actual drawer bottom boards we used later with the bureau.