Kelly’s antique high chair / rocker

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.”

Restored antique high chair/rocker

Restored high hair / rocker

 

Tony’s old trunk

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.

Restored old trunk

Clare’s daybed

Clare had this fold out armchair/day lounger sitting around for a long time and always had comments on how unusual it was, so she knew she wanted it restored back to working condition.

Here is the newly refurbished daybed. Her kids are now fighting over who gets to inherit it.

Antique Huon Pine Dresser Gets a New Lease on Life

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.

Restored Huon pine dresser

Restored Huon pine dresser

 

Refurbished kitchen hutch

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.

Before

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.

In Progress

After

Restored kitchen hutch

 

From Wardrobe to Display Cabinet

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.

Before

After

Repurposed Furniture - Wardrobe to Display Cabinet

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.

Linda’s oval presentation table

Linda brought in this oval presentation table and asked us to repair the top and the hinge mechanism. Unfortunately, the top was not salvageable, so we had to remake to match the existing base.

Here is the replica before polishing and the existing base.

Here are shots of the finished product!

Restored oval presentation table

Restored oval presentation table

Restored oval presentation table

 

 

Chippendale table Damaged by Water

This gorgeous Chippendale table was damaged by water. We repaired the damage to the foot, sanded it back and refinished it.

After our boys did their magic, this piece is ready to go back home looking clean and brand new again.

Restored Chippendale Table

Often called the Royalty of Antique Furniture, Chippendale furniture create a sophisticated and elegant vibe in any room. If you have the real thing and not an imitation, it is important to always keep it in good condition.

Here’ is how:

  • Don’t place it in direct sunlight, as this can cause fading in the wood’s colour. In addition, avoid placing them near fireplaces or radiators.
  • Putting hot dishes directly on top of your Chippendale furniture is a huge no-no. Use coasters lined with smooth materials like felt because any other may damage or scratch the wood.
  • Maintain its sheen by giving it a regular polish to prevent it from appearing dull and unappealing.

If you have an old Chippendale, call on the experts like Renowned Furniture. We will restore your furniture and return it like nothing happened.