Showing posts with label antique. Show all posts
Showing posts with label antique. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Antique Settee Refinish

When a friend found this antique settee sitting outside on the curb and sent a picture over I had to have it!  Once it arrived I realized that it had been rained on, well loved and a cat had definitely snuggled up on it a few times, but the shape and style were right up my alley.


Once all of the fabric, padding and wood veneer was removed and I could get a good look at this well made piece of furniture I was glad it ended up in my collection.  
A lot of repairs needed to be made to the woodwork (i.e. arms held together by duct tape) and the under webbing/straps had to all be removed and replaced.  But, the biggest part of the transformation would be choosing a paint color and fabric that would really make this piece pop.


A beautiful gray patterned fabric was chosen and custom piping was added to the piece.  While a rich gold metallic finish really helped to accentuate the beautiful lines and detail.

This antique settee is a perfect example of something that was once considered trash and with a little love was able to Bloom.  

Interested in purchasing this piece? This and many other furniture pieces that we have refinished are available for sale locally, contact us for more details.

P.S. Please let us know what you think in the comments section below :)

Monday, June 6, 2016

Client Project: Vintage Pie Safe Restoration

A client came to Bloom. with a very interesting restoration project to kick off our Summer season and we are so excited to share it with you today! Long before the invention of refrigerators, pie safes were used to store bread, meat and other perishables to protect them from insects and vermin. Most commonly they were made of wood, with two hinged doors on the front and ventilated with screens. Our client purchased her vintage pie safe from a market in Northern Michigan and had long used it as a decor piece in her den, to store vintage plates and bowls. She liked the distressed look but decided she wanted the piece to better incorporate with her current decor theme. She asked Bloom. to color match the pie safe to a beautiful hutch in her den and we happily took on the project!

Let's take a look at the Before Pics:

Our client requested a color match using this beautiful hutch in her den:

We suggested multiple coats of Hemp Oil to the interior shelves to bring out the original luster and color of the wood as well as a dark wax overlay to finish the exterior. The end result is vintage charm and a beautifully restored pie safe our client can continue to enjoy for many years to come. Take a look:

Thank you so much for reading today! We hope you're enjoying the start of summer as much as we are!