Clock repair

It pays to have good insurance…..Seamless repair work for our client on their heirloom German-made clock.

Repurposed from sideboard to vanity unit

Our master craftsmen transformed this Cedar sideboard to a vanity unit. The unit has been polished in an oil-based polyurethane with added hardener, to make it moisture resistant and hard wearing.

Here is the final product:

restored vanity unit

Restoration of Old Cabinets and Rocker Chairs

We previously restored a cabinet for this client.

Restored cabinet

She came back to us with two of old rocker chairs and pose to us the challenge of making them more modern.

Her husband had just wanted to buy new ones to replace them, but we were able to modify and reupholster for less than the cost to replace with something similar.

These are the same chairs (base and frame) but with new modified arms and upholstery.

The before and after is a real transformation.

Restored rocker chairs

Moving and broken ceramics

Moving can be brutal to fragile items like ceramics and figurines.

A client of ours damaged their ceramics during a move.

Luckily we found a talented ceramics restorer/repair specialist, Michelle, of “As It Was” Ceramics Repair to fix the damage.

Take a look at how the ceramics are now seamlessly restored to their original state. It’s as if they didn’t break into many pieces!

ceramics repair

This drinks trolley is broken and sad-looking no more

This little drinks trolley came to us looking a bit sad and tired. The client’s family was going to throw it away, but he thought it could shine again and saved it from the tip. Just look at it now!

From this…

To this…

Restored drinks trolley
Restored drinks trolley

Grandma’s Dresser

This dresser had once belonged to our client’s wife’s Grandma. He sent this heirloom to us to be restored before gifting it to his wife.

Here is the dresser looking brand-new once again.

Restored dresser

Restored dresser

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