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Latest Painting Project – Bedroom Chair.

I particularly love the bluebell carvings on the back of this vintage bedroom elbow chair and I wanted to choose a fabric that was in keeping with this detail.

I chose Zoffany’s beautiful Rosetta linen fabric and painted the frame using a combination of pale grey and beige chalk paints.

The frame was then waxed and given a distressed finish.

A sweet chair that is perfect for a bedroom, hallway or sitting room.

Currently for sale – £255.00

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Until next time..

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Latest Project – Nursery Chair.

I was asked by a customer if I could source a suitable chair for her impending baby’s bedroom.

She already had a fabric in mind which was Peony & Sage’s beautiful Fudge Hare linen fabric but she didn’t want to use it all over so I suggested a few ideas and she opted for the one seen below.

I chose an Ian Mankin Olive linen with a natural linen to compliment the Hare fabric.

So sweet.

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Latest Project – Re-Upholstered Victorian Slipper Chair.

What drew me most to this chair was its beautiful shape.

A beautiful slipper chair with lovely turned legs on castors and wire frame that has been re-upholstered using Ian Mankin’s gorgeous red linen stripe.

All hand stitched.

I can see this chair with a couple of aztec or floral print cushions thrown on to compliment the stripes.

Currently for sale, if you click on the Shop link at the top of the page you will be directed to my Shop.

Thank you for looking.

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Until next time..


Paint The Town With Red Stripes.

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I am waiting for a gorgeous Victorian slipper chair to be upholstered in a red linen stripe that I will post soon.

You can see from these images how versatile the colour red can be.


Latest Projects.

Tables, you can never have too many in my opinion.

They come in all shapes and sizes and serve many purposes.

This particular table I spotted is a mahogany fold over table that was once of a day used as a cards or games table.

Today it makes a wonderful hall or console table that if required can also be used for a more functional purpose.

The top is folded in half and fixed to the base via a wide circular peg then if you want to open the top you simply lift it off, open it up and pop it back on.

I painted the base using Annie Sloan’s Country Grey, gave it a heavily distressed finish then a coat of clear wax.

The top was painted in Annie Sloan’s Graphite chalk paint, waxed and distressed finish.

For Sale £225.00

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This gorgeous 1940’s sofa didn’t hang around for long.

Beautiful as is but would also look lovely upholstered in a plush charcoal velvet.

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Continuing along the green theme, I purchased a vintage footstool and wanted to use a Designers Guild luxurious velvet alongside a vintage braid I’d bought.

I asked the upholsterer to do a really deep button back which looks fantastic and the cabriole legs were polished up a treat.

For Sale £275.00

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This sweet vintage bedroom chair has been upholstered using Peony & Sage Fudge Hare linen combined with Ian Mankin’s Sage velvet and Sage linen stripe.

Turned legs and button back detail.

A statement piece that would suit many colour schemes.

For Sale £425.00

Commission pieces also available, please enquire.

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Future painted pieces include a late Georgian large chest of drawers and a deep chest of drawers with brass handles plus new Gustavian style upholstered benches.

Keep an eye on instagram for updates.


Latest Projects – Upholstered Furniture & Other Bits

Alongside painting vintage furniture I love sourcing vintage chairs and giving them a new lease of life through fabrics and trims.

Here are a few of my more recent projects.

Victorian wire frame slipper chair, upholstered in Thornback & Peel’s Blue Rabbit linen.

Currently for sale £675.00

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I couldn’t resist this sweet tub chair and chose this beautiful pheasant linen fabric to go with a piece of tartan wool I had.

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This vintage sofa was beautiful as it was, so I decided to sell it either as it was or offer a re-upholstery service.

It actually sold as it was.

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This pheasant and tartan chair was a commission piece from the original tartan chair.

I sourced a bedroom chair and tartan to compliment the customer’s room.

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An antique Wedgewood Game Pie dish with beautiful detail.

Currently for sale £175.00

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A pair of Edwardian chairs I couldn’t part with.

A gift to me.

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This gorgeous pheasant fabric is proving to be very popular.

This lovely footstool was shipped off to Scotland as a Christmas present for a customer.

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This cabinet is a home project.

I’ve always wanted a display cabinet to house all my glassware so I installed an LED lighting system and hey presto.

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I bought a collection of Johnson Bros Rose Chintz pottery that sold to a very happy lady who collects floral tea sets.

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This elegant style chair has been reupholstered using a Sanderson Manilla fabric and piped in black velvet.

A modern twist on a vintage chair.

Currently for sale £375.00

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This was a commission piece using the pheasant linen combined with my customer’s family tartan.

Happy to report she was thrilled with the final product.

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Latest Projects – Vintage Furniture

As soon as I saw this gorgeous Victorian armchair I knew I had to have it.

It has the most beautiful slender legs and shaped top, a real eye catcher.

I chose Thornback and Peel’s stunning Pigeon and Jelly linen fabric and combined it with a charcoal wool check and hot pink piping.

One of a kind, true statement piece.

Price £895.00

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This sweet bedroom chair has oodles of charm.

Upholstered in Emily Bond’s lovely Rabbit & Hare linen fabric combined with a beautiful wool check.

Such a lovely piece that would be perfect for a nursery or bedroom.

Price £375.00

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Gorgeous Emma Bridgewater cushions flew out of the door but can be made to order.

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These Sanderson linen chintz cushions bring country charm to any room.

20″ x 20″ Price £29.95

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These two Emma Bridgewater prints are a perfect marriage.

The price of the chair includes the lovely fig cushion as they just work perfectly together.

Price £255.00

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Farmhouse pine tables are always in high demand and this lovely example of one sold pretty quickly.

I stripped back the top and gave it a clear wax to bring out the grain of the wood and painted the legs using Autentico’s Nearly Black chalk paint.

Just adore this paint, it has a gorgeous blue hue to the colour which gives the black an almost liquid effect.

Finished it with a clear wax and lightly distressed finish.

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A home project using the same paint for my kitchen table.

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A commission piece, apologies about the blurred photo.

The drawers were painted using Autentico’s After Rain, a beautiful subtle grey and the side columns were painted with the same colour and mixed with a white paint in order to highlight this feature.

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More images to come soon!


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