I may not be able to give you the definitive answer to this burning question, but I can reveal the top five UK best sellers that the third quarter of our new furniture rescue business has thrown up.
- Old wine racks ( indeed anything in really old pine)
- Old oak ( stripped and waxed, not varnished!)
- Painted demi-lune console tables
- Rustic stools
- Small round side tables
I’m a little suprised at the enduring popularity of old stripped pine. I truly thought that had been done to death over the last few decades but no… and we have just sold a rescued and restored wine rack to a proper, posh London wine shop & restaurant. I am thrilled.
The old oak, I love this myself and liberating it from brown varnish is one of my missions in life. I just like to see the wood if the wood is good!
The most wanted paint shade? Dark graphite grey. We have mixed up an exclusive grey with a subtle blueish undertone we call “Orage”. Showcased on the painted console below left.
Trevor has also become expert at rescuing coloured inlay