Long term followers may remember that we rescued a 19thc side table from a chapel on the point of demolition. Would have ended up in the skip if my brother-in-law and sister hadn’t spotted that we could do something with it!puginesque church/chapel table
Made from Paraná pine; which isn’t actually pine but was used a great deal for church and chapel furniture until it’s export was banned as it’s popularity threatened to wipe the species out.parana “pine”. It is a truly strong, characterful wood. Trev has basically remade the piece as window seat and storage in the terrace bedroom.
Painted in ecume/foam “Charme” paint ( my current favourite for wood) which you will note looks NOTHING like the colour card! The lid stripped and waxed. Lined with left over floor boards and the three decorative arches lined with old natural linen panels cut from vintage curtains( Thanks E & M!) See below.
PERFECT example of Trev and I working together to create a piece that looks like it has been in our house forever. And that is the point, exactly.