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

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