• Restored turn-of-the-century plant stand

    This delicate looking wood veneer plant stand had a lot of water damage on the surface. It was a risk stripping back the old surface because it was unclear how deep the damage went. There was also a wide crack…

  • TV Unit upgrade

    This solid wood TV unit was in really good condition but the yellow-toned wood did not fit well into the living room. Taking off the varnish and colour from the top of the unit revealed solid pine boards glued together.…

  • Elegant but well-used chest of drawers gets a facelift

    This was truly a labour of love. I loved it from the beginning but knew its old cracked finish needed to be replaced. Sadly the cracks on the top went right through the veneer but I was determined to rescue…

  • From sad shabby to charming shabby

    I’ve been looking for a little piece to try out an interesting yellow paint I’d recently purchased. When I spotted this item on eBay-Kleinanzeigen, I could already imagine how it would turn out. Unfortunately, I didn’t bargain on how much…