We sure get to see some interesting pieces…..This much loved elephant stool had been through the wringer and chewed on by the family dog. We repaired the chips in the seat, gave him back his tusks and touched up his trunk. Good as new…. our client was stunned by the result.
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.
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.
It pays to have good insurance…..Seamless repair work for our client on their heirloom German-made clock.
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:
We previously restored a cabinet for this client.
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.
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!
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!