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Elephant Stool

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.

Piano Stool Refreshed

This stool came in for a full restoration.  Over time finishes can yellow or darken, and fabric and foam can wear and deteriorate.  We stripped back the old finish, refinished and replaced the fabric and foam.  This old family piece is looking fresh again and our client can’t wait to start using it again.

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.

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