Total Pageviews

Pages

Friday, 27 September 2019

Upcycling





Upcycling

Where possible we like to keep antique
 and vintage pieces as near original as we can.

Sometimes though.....



Well....you get the point



So..... then we like to give things a helping hand.

We paint and decorate with decoupage, using 19th-century images.

Here's what we did with those vintage enamel buckets and tubs.









before

after
before
after
 

I bought this vintage French table/magazine rack from one of our French friends


had fun doing it up...it's not all hard work



inspection from quality control








sometimes we gild and then decoupage

we start with this

and wind up with this





lots of work yes...but satisfying


and sometimes I get help.....


and sometimes I don't.


We do the same work on bamboo




 I've been working on English Victorian
bamboo for over 20 years.
I still love it


and chests of drawers

that start out like this

and end up like this




they've also been on the 4th floor of Liberty London


and in magazines


sometimes a magazine asks us to do something very different for a shoot

always happy to oblige



Recently
I went to
Arun Business of the Year Awards.

We WON!
Best small business of 1-5 employees



exciting hey?