Mid-Century Modernised

We have a few mid-century tables extension tables in for restoration at the moment.  This one held meaning for our client as she remembers sitting at it as a child and wanted it restored so that her own children could enjoy it too.  The problem with a lot of these types of tables is that the tops are made from “chipboard” which tends to swell and deteriorate over the years.  We re-used the original base frame and solid timber edge and replaced the old top and now it looks as good as new, and will last another generation.

Oak Side Table

The before and after shots on this oak drop-side side table show that with a bit of TLC you can give most old furniture a new lease on life.  Our full restoration process starts with a complete dis-assemble.  We then clean-up any hardware and strip the paint or lacquer surface.  Once stripped we clean the joints and give all the pieces a full sand.  At this stage we complete any repair work that is required and then re-assemble, give it a final sand and put it through the 5 stage polish process.   As you can see it is quite an involved process, but totally worth it.  The piece once belonged to our client’s mother and they were very happy with the end result.

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