“What” I asked him “do you want to do with yourself now, apart from driving me to distraction?”
“Something completely different from what I was doing before; with wood” he said
I have refinished odd pieces over the years, for my personal satisfaction. But my artistic skills do not extend to repairing, restoring, stripping or painting wood with perfect invisible brush strokes (very strange, because I can paint anything else!) Trevor is brilliant at ALL the above so we have jumped in and started a new business.
We source brown, over-varnished, battered, vintage pieces and repair, restore, restyle and refinish them. We have finished 14 pieces in nine weeks and sold over half of them.
The prettily shaped console above now looks like this-
He does all the hard work, paints the base colours, clear waxes & polishes.
I do the pretty bits, detail painting , stencilling, antiquing, gilding etc. I also mix up the custom colours, like the example above
I thought I would show you two contrasting pieces today- the reproduction Queen Anne style cabriole legged console, and the wonderful hand crafted oak rustic side table below, which Trevor rescued from a condition very close to firewood…..
In case the Antique Police are watching- we are NOT flipping valuable antiques…..
See our new Etsy shop -top right*