TV shows like ‘Kirstie’s fill your house for free’ and ‘Kirstie’s Vintage Home’ on channel 4 is creating a big trend about second-hand and up-cycled furniture, which gives a second lease of life to something that would otherwise end up at land-fill sites.
Using what already exist in this world is the greatest step that a people can do towards a better world for the future, but for me this is not the only reason why I work with second hand furniture, but for the fact that vintage furniture have beautiful shapes and a natural distressed finishing that gives a charm and personalisation into a space that set apart from the mass production.
Working with Annie Sloan chalk paint gives me the flexibility to use it in any type of surface and doesn’t require any pre-preparation. It is also very sustainable with low VOC, no smell, water based and fast dry.
This Stag Minstrel tall chest was painted in Provence, which is a beautiful trend colour, and finished with clear and dark wax to give this aged look. A beautiful solid piece of furniture with lots of storage and perfect for a nursery or child’s bedroom.