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.
Custom Restoration with Print
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 ‘
drawers: Annie Sloan’s ‘Old Ochre’
body: Annie Sloan’s ‘Olive’ mixed with ‘Old White’
print: Annie Sloan’s ‘Olive’
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.
How we did it: Custom Shabby Chic Makeover with Print
In this post I would like to present you the way we gone through to restore to life the old and neglected chest of drawers. Bear in mind: it is not a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) tutorial, it is rather DIM (Done-It-Myself) story.
Below you can see the subject of this topic – almost dead body before against the results of our shabby chic restoration works after. Read More
Antique Shabby Chic Dresser with Mirror – Vintage Chest of 3 Drawers
This is Antique Shabby Chic Dresser with Mirror we restored recently. It is quite old, so we list it as Antique, not Vintage. It will be any woman (and man) best friend.
It is quite heavy, made of solid oak.
Top is stained in rich dark walnut colour.
Body is painted with Annie Sloan’s ‘Old Ochre’ chalk paint and then protected with Clear and Dark Waxes.
This one comes with three drawers.
It has small fancy wheels to make moving around easier.
The piece is very old and the mirror has some spots that show it`s age, this adds to the aged character of this antique dresser.
This Antique Shabby Chic Dresser with Mirror was painted with Annie Sloan’s ‘Old Ochre’ and gently distressed along leading edges. After that it was covered and polished with Annie Sloan’s clear and dark waxes. It is safe to wipe with a dump cloth.
top: 92cm x 45cm;
height of bottom part: 81cm;
height with a mirror: 152cm;
mirror: 58cm x 48cm;
Annie Sloan – ‘Old Ochre’
top: Ronseal’s Wood Stain (Walnut) & Clear Acrylic Varnish
body: Annie Sloan’s ‘Dark Wax’ & ‘Clear Wax’
- This item may be collected in person.
- However, we can deliver it ourselves within up to 20 miles 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!
Upcycled Chest of Drawers with silver pull handles
We would like to present you our new work – Upcycled Chest of Drawers, on sale right now.
Vintage Chest of 2 Drawers (approx. 1930s)
painted in Shabby Chic Teal Sea shades
This is a final (so far) result of our chasing for perfect turquoise. We ended up with this beautiful vintage chest of two drawers painted in shabby chic style with teal sea colours.
Vintage Chest of Drawers (approx 1930s’) painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Vintage Shabby Chic Chest of Four Drawers
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 Chest of Drawers with French Corset Print
This is old chest of three drawers we renovated using print transfer techniques
As you can see on pictures it was painted before, unfortunately it did not help in our works. It was four or five thick layers of oil paint with a lot of greasy dirt in between. It took ages before we could get started.
We painted it with our favourite Annie Sloan’s paints
For printing we have used some stunning vintage French advert. You can find it at Cottage Market page
We transferred this vintage print using water decal method. You can find full instructions on this subject in our tutorial on making shabby chic furniture with prints
Annie Sloan – ‘Old White’ chalk paint
Annie Sloan – ‘Paris Grey’ chalk paint
Vintage Shabby Chic Chest of Drawers before renovation