From Lazy Susan to coffee table

One of our repurposed furniture jobs – a coffee table made from an old Lazy Susan.

Repurposed furniture

Don’s old partners desk

Don brought this solid old partners desk in for a refresh after being exposed to some moisture in storage. Now, it’s looking brand new again!

Restored old partners desk

Restored old partners desk

Ken’s dining booth

Something a little different for us to do – a dining booth! Ken always wanted one, and now he does. Glad we could help.


Custom made dining booth

Here it is again with the table that we also made.

Custom made dining booth


Suzy’s dining chairs

Updated: January 3, 2018

Here are Suzy’s dining chairs – fully restored and looking brand new again.

Restored dining chairs

Restored dining chairs


November 28, 2017

Six dining chairs are to have full restoration after a very hard life, showing heat affected polish and also a bit rickety. Stay tuned!

Wing back chair

Updated: December 15, 2017

Here is the finished wing back chair!

Custom made wing back chair


November 16, 2017

Progress shot of a wing back chair. We are making a slightly modified copy of the one in the left of the photo. Watch out for the finished product!

Restoring and Preserving Family Heirloom Furniture

In this day of minimalist interior design, de-cluttering is in and detailed, large heirloom furniture seems to be out. We feel that there is always a place for old furniture, especially those that have been passed down through generations. They tell of eras gone by and represent a window to one’s family history.

We love working on very old furniture here at Renowned. This type of restoration job often comes with a heart-warming story, like Gordon’s set of treasured furniture.

Before photos of Gordon’s heirloom furniture:

The Victorian-style chairs, made from Mahogany, are an heirloom kept in the family for over 100 years. They were originally bought as a wedding gift in around 1890 for the client’s grandparents.

Gordon and his wife decided to have them restored to celebrate their own wedding anniversary this year.

Here are the finished products:

Gordon sent through a lovely message saying his wife was speechless when she saw them and that they were both very pleased with the end result.

More after photos in detail:

The antique pieces we receive have a high sentimental value and as such we treat them with great care. We always advise clients what the best course of action to take for their heirloom furniture is – may it be a simple repair to maintain the integrity of the piece or an elaborate restoration to make a grand statement.

We hope Gordon family enjoy them for another 100 years.

Old theatre chair

This is a chair from one of Brisbane’s old theatres. Here’s the before and after.