Category Archives: We Made

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 Furniture Print Transfer – Nest of Tables no. 19

Custom work: Shabby Chic Nest of Tables with Print Transfer

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This vintage nest of tables is quite alike other set of shabby chic furniture with print transfer we did in a past, just click at our Vintage Shabby Chic Nest of Tables No. 11 to compare.

We were lucky enough to be commissioned by an overseas customer for a shabby chic makeover of nesing tables in a style of our Nest no. 11 , with Graphics Fairy’s ‘Vins & Spiritueux’ vintage advert.

Then we were incredibly lucky to find a similar nest two days later, for literary next to nothing. Read More

Vintage Shabby Chic Chest of Drawers no. 07

Custom Restoration with Print

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Commisioned work for restoring in Shabby Chic style old tallboy – chest of 5 drawers.
Full story behind this project you can find in our post ‘From Trash to Posh – Shabby Chic Custom Restoration ‘

COLOURS
drawers: Annie Sloan’s ‘Old Ochre’
body: Annie Sloan’s ‘Olive’ mixed with ‘Old White’
print: Annie Sloan’s ‘Olive’

PRINTING
technique: screen printing

The image used in the printing you will find clicking Free Printable Image – French Corset Vintage Advert
or you have opportunity to buy it in a form of water decal, check on our French Corset (Susan) Water Decal.

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Shabby Chic Bureau with Bookcase no. 17

Vintage Writing Desk – tall Bureau with Bookcase in Shabby Chic Style

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This tall Bureau with Bookcase is in fact shortest of all bureaus we were working on, it is just above 180cm. That make its cute and handy, will fit in most empty spaces of your bedroom or living room.
It is painted with Annie Sloan’s ‘Old Ochre’ and mix of ‘Chateau Grey’ and ‘Original’ (1:1), and protected with couple of layers of clear acrylic varnish.
On the back of bookcase, and on the deskotop’s back wall (behind pigeon holes) we stencilled lovely pattern provided by Louise Panes (you may want to check other stencils she sells on eBay).

Attention to detail
All our furniture are distinguished by attention to detail. We put a lot of effort to be sure that all small parts of our work will not spoil the overall result. That is why we, for example:

  • changed the felt in desktop support;
  • painted internal part of bookshelf doors;
  • painted and detailed finished internal part of all drawers;
  • cleaned and polished desktop’s brass hinges and lock;
  • all drawers edges and rear top of the bureau is painted with the utmost care;

(check the images with ‘Attention to Details’ marks on them)

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This Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau with Bookcase was painted with Annie Sloan’s ‘Old ‘Ochre’ and mix of ‘Chateau Grey’ and ‘Original’ and gently distressed along leading edges. After that it was covered with three layers of Colron’s acrylic non-yellowing varnish, so it is safe to wipe with a dump cloth.

DIMENSIONS
Height: 181cm (bureau: 99cm + bookcase 82cm);
Width: 71cm;
Depth of bureau with desktop closed: 44cm;
Depth of bureau with desktop open: 76cm;
Depth of bookcase: 20cm;

PAINT
Annie Sloan – ‘Chateau Grey’
Annie Sloan – ‘Old Ochre’
Annie Sloan – ‘Original’

STENCIL
For printing on the back wall of the bookcase we used stencil, courtesy of Louise Panes).

SHIPPING

  • This item may be collected in person.
  • However, we can deliver it ourselves within up to 20miles for free, and above that £0.80 per mile (up to 100 miles) from St Albans (AL3), (send me your postcode for precise quote).
  • Alternatively you can arrange a courier of your choice – in this case I will charge a buyer additional £10 for cost of packing.Please Note: We do not arrange any courier services ourselves. Feel free to arrange one, but you will do it entirely on your own responsibility. We will wrap the item up to highest standards, but we will not be liable for any damage occurred during transportation by third party courier.
  • You are welcome to view this item. Just let us know and we will arrange it on your convenience. We live in St Albans, postcode AL3.

Check out our other items we sell on eBay!

Vintage Shabby Chic Chest of Drawers no. 5 (1930s)

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Vintage Shabby Chic Chest of Four Drawers, approx years 1930s

This Shabby Chic Chest of Drawers is quite vintage, comes from 1930s. When I first saw it I fell in love with its details; the carved slat at the top and the pull handles are simple yet so beautiful.
For long time we couldn’t decide whether to paint it or not, it was so charming as it was. But, after all, we end up with a piece you can see at the pictures. Read More

Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau no 14.

This Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau is Sold

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Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau Writing Desk with detachable Bookcase

This Shabby Chic Bureau is a twin sister of the one we sold not that long time ago, just have a look here: Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau no. 09. Well, it is almost-twin-sister. She is a bit smaller. But just a bit.

The biggest difference? The bookcase is detachable. You can have it either a normal way, on the top of the bureau, or hang on the wall; we fixed hangers in the back. Just have a look at the pictures.
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