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New Arrivals in our Waiting Room

Two vintage Bureaus waiting for you

New arrivals in waiting room

Edwardian Bureau with a bookcase and a small bureau for shabby shic restoration

Hi there.
We have put our hands on two new pieces – Tall Edwardian Bureau and a small bureau with four drawers

Perhaps it is something you were looking for?

Edwardian Bureau for shabby chic makeover

This Tall Edwardian Bureau is waiting for Shabby Chic Makeover

Vintage Bureau for shabby chic restoration

Small Vintage Bureau waiting for Shabby Chic Restoration

We are moving away!

15% discount for our customers!

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BigBiteStudio says Hi!

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.

15% discount on our products

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!

How to Apply Large Water Decals – video tutorial

New tutorial on our new website

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Applying large Water decal (A3)

Hi again.
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. Read More

Italian Beauty – Shabby Chic Makeover part 2.

Vintage Italian Furniture Upcycling – again

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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.

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Vintage Shabby Chic Coffee Table – Trunk / Chest Box no. 02

This Shabby Chic Coffee Table made of vintage chest box is on Sale now

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This Shabby Chic Coffee Table is made of vintage Trunk / Chest Box.

We removed front lid and made a shelf of it. Now it perfectly fit either in front of your sofa as a coffee table, or in your hallway as a fancy shoe shelf.

We transferred a print on the back of the piece, this time it is a American vintage advert of bicycles, way from 19th century (approx 1890). Original of this image you can find at Grahics Fairy website, this one with a small tweak to meet our needs.

If you like design of the print you have opportunity to buy it in a form of water decal, check on our Water Decal of Vintage American Columbias Bicycle Advert.
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Shabby Chic Summer – review

So we have been on holiday…

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This article has been waiting almost half a year to be posted, but finally – there it is!

It is such a pleasure for us to look back at these hot and nice days, especially today, during this freezing cold winter time (it was 5 degrees below zero today). These memories give me strength to wait till next summer, when I can again enjoy beautiful hot weather and splendid company.

So, at the time we have been on holiday….
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Adding Decals to Furniture – 10 Creative Ideas

Some inspirational blogs on adding decals to furniture

Adding decals to furniture tutorials

This article is about adding water decals to furniture, one of the print transfer techniques.
If you ever did any shabby chic makeover, or you are planning to, this post is for you.

As you perhaps know we specialize in print transfers. Right now our favourite is screen printing but previously we, without any false modesty, mastered transferring water decals to furniture (just have a look at one of our finest works, Shabby Chic Nest of Tables no. 11).

However – there was a day when we didn’t know a thing in this subject. And – surprisingly – there weren’t much information online about it either. It took us a long time to create our own techniques, including use of water decals.

Luckily it starts to change. Read More