Before and After: Gentleman’s Wardrobe

Project 7

A lovely gentleman’s wardrobe made by the furniture company Stag which has been making this sort of furniture from the 1950’s, sadly the company have stopped trading. This is from their Stag “C” Range (circa 1960) design inspired by John and Sylvia Reid.

I really love the look of this wardrobe; the simple shape, the long indent for the door handle and the lovely legs.  It’s actually in pretty good shape just a few scratches, however as with any before and after it needs a little bit of make up to freshen it up.

Here is the before shot:

BEFORE STAG

The wood has a lovely warm glow to it so it would be a shame to paint over that. Instead I decided to add some stripped detailing and a few coats of wax to shine it up. Here is the transformation:

Gentleman's Wardrobe made by Stag Furniture.  On sale at The Perching Post:  www.theperchingpost.co.uk

I think it looks rather stunning now, what do you think?

It’s on sale at £320

Dimensions:

Height: 122.5 cm

Width: 76 cm

Depth: 55.5 cm

If you are interested in purchasing this item or similar please contact Anna: theperchingpost@gmail.com

Spruced Up Chippy Heath

Here’s the before pic:

Telephone table- Chippy Heath

Telephone table- Chippy Heath

and after sanding, filling, priming and painting, this is the finished piece:

After

Would look great in the bedroom having your morning cup of coffee reading the paper or…

  … it could be a laptop table?

It’s on sale at £300

Dimensions:

Height: 67cm

Width: 86cm

Depth: 43cm

If you are interested in purchasing this item or similar please contact Anna: theperchingpost@gmail.com

Bedside Cabinets

Project 6: Bedside Cabinets

I found two more smaller ex-library index cabinets which I thought would make perfect bedside cabinets.  I ordered the steel hairpin legs and spray painted the legs in a matt gold finish.

Ex-library filing cabinets with steel hairpin legs

Bedside Cabinet with Steel Hairpin Legs

Bedside Cabinet with Steel Hairpin Legs

Great for hiding all your make-up and phone chargers, and there’s enough space on the top for a bedside lamp, thrilling book and glass of water or cup of tea- marvellous!

Dimensions:

Length: 34.5cm

Depth: 40cm

Height: 54cm

Price: £180 each SOLD

If you are interested in purchasing this piece or similar please contact Anna: theperchingpost@gmail.com

Ex Library Index Cabinet with Steel Hairpin Legs

Project 5: Library Cabinet

I found this beautiful cabinet in an antiques shop and I had to have it!  It sat on my plan chest for a fair amount of time before I decided to put some hairpin legs on to it. It now makes a great sideboard to put all your bits and bobs in.  I ordered the hairpin legs from The Iron Mill and I couldn’t be happier.

Ex Library Index Cabinet with Steel Hairpin Legs

Ex Index Library cabinet with Steel Hairpin Legs

Index Cabinet Sideboard with Steel Hairpin Legs.

Dimensions: Width: 84cm Depth: 40cm Height: 82cm

Price £550 SOLD

If you are interested in purchasing this piece or similar please contact Anna: theperchingpost@gmail.com

This item has now been sold.

Before and After: 1950s Sideboard

Project 3: 1950’s Sideboard

BEFORE

A really lovely piece, a couple of scratches and although the picture doesn’t show it the varnish is quite worn on a few places.  I decided to paint it in ‘Aubbusson Blue’ to liven’ it up….

AFTER

AFTER

AFTER

Very Retro!

Price: £300

Dimensions:

Width: 117cm

Height: 84cm

Depth: 45.5cm

If you are interested in purchasing this piece or similar please contact Anna: the perchingpost@gmail.com

Before and After: Wooden Desk

Project 2: Wooden desk with drop down leaf.

BEFORE

The desk is actually in pretty good condition and only needed a bit of sanding to get rid of the marks and stains.   I decided to paint part of the desk to make it a little more interesting and up-to-date….

AFTER

I used Farrow and Ball All White Estate Eggshell to cover the top and feet.  I also gave the whole desk a few layers of clear wax for extra protection and to enhance the wood.

AFTER

A good little desk that would go in any home. Perfect!

Price: £220

Dimensions:

Height: 71cm

Width: 91.5cm, with Leaf: 122cm

Depth: 60.5cm

If you are interested in purchasing this piece or similar, please contact Anna@: theperchingpost@gmail.com