Two vintage Bureaus waiting for you
Edwardian Bureau with a bookcase and a small bureau for shabby shic restoration
Perhaps it is something you were looking for?
So we are moving away. Not literaly however, we are not moving houses, we do move websites.
We decided to clean the mess done during few last years and split our online activity in two: furniture restoration in one place and print transfers in the second. That means we have opened website dedicated entirely to print transfers – stencils and water decals so far.
The address is http://bigbitestudio.co.uk and we would like you to become familiar with it.
As we want to put some life in our new site we set the prices lower over there. Moreover, we want to offer you a coupon with 15% discount on all our products listed at BigBiteStudio. During checkout you just need to quote ‘movingoutdiscount‘.
The discounts expires on 20th December, so hurry up!
As we slowly implement large decals to our stock (size A3) we decided to create a tutorial showing advantages of big size.
It is fairly easy to apply large decal, just have a look at the video attached.
Please note: slowly we move our print transfer stock to http://bigbitestudio.co.uk, we are more concentrated on that platform, then on Touch the Wood. Big Bite Studio will be a website entirely dedicated to print transfers. Continue reading
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.