This antique high chair/rocker came to us in a sad state after having been damaged by fire. Some parts were completely burned away and others unsalvageable.
All too often whole pieces like these are deemed unsalvageable and sent to landfill.
At Renowned, we hate to see little pieces of history going to the dump so, we replicated the damaged parts, including one of the bentwood arms, and carefully removed as much of the charred wood as we could, whilst trying to keep the piece as original as possible.
The client was relieved and very happy to see it back in one piece again and said “Love and care taken in the restoration of my family heirloom. Fabulous job.”
This old trunk had been in storage and was inundated during a flood event. Most people would have sent this to landfill, but it held sentimental value to the owner and needed to be saved.
It was important to the client that we preserved the old writing on the top.
The fully repaired and restored trunk now makes a lovely display piece and will no longer be hidden away.
The client contacted us to restore a Huon pine dresser that had belonged to her mother.
Some of the damage that needed to be repaired was obvious. There was a crack in the corner of the top section, and some visible woodworm damage.
Once we got to work on it, we found the worms had really gone to work on it and there were further issues that really needed attention.
As the client wanted a full restoration, we had to pull the whole unit apart and work through it piece by piece.
The components were stripped back, sanded up, repaired and prepped for finishing. Then the difficult job of colour matching and blending the old to the new was done by our talented polisher.
A lot of effort went into producing the finished project, but it was all worth it to see another family heirloom restored to its former glory and a smiling happy client.
The client recently had kitchen refurbishment, and the designer decided that the kitchen hutch, which is original to the house, needed to be incorporated into the design.
Renowned set about cleaning up and repairing the kitchen hutch and gave it a fresh coat of paint. It now looks like it belongs again.
A lot of businesses advertise “no job too big or small,” but often the small jobs are passed over. At Renowned, in addition to the custom work and restorations, we do a fair few small repairs such as broken legs, repair of cracks and the like.
We also happily do very small custom jobs.
This client wanted a custom carved spice rack made for a birthday gift for her partner. The client, located in NSW, couldn’t find a local maker to do the work for her. After sending us an email detailing the style she was after, we drew up a design and made this cute little unit.
Soon after delivery, we received this lovely thank-you note from the client:
“Just wanted to let you know I received the spice rack in time and love what you have put together. Thank you for your quick work and communication.”
We have been posting articles related to repurposed furniture. But now it’s time to showcase our own work.
This display cabinet was previously an old wardrobe. We fixed the damage and changed the left side to full glass in the door, and refinished it.
Sometimes furniture outlives its purpose. We love to take projects like this as it challenges our creativity to reinvent an old furniture.
Repurposing furniture is also being kind to the environment. Instead of throwing it away and becoming waste for the landfill, you are turning them into something useful and beautiful for your home.
If you have old pieces of furniture that need a fresh start, contact us and we might have amazing ideas on how to repurpose your old furniture.