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Welcome to Crown Cottage Somerset's Blog! We love old antiques & vintage furniture and accessories and we update our online shop with new lovely characterful pieces on a regular basis. 

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The ugly TV stand problem solved?

This beautiful grey hand painted former dressing table base with its gorgeous details, would add charm and character to your home and even make your TV look good! Perfect both in your bedroom and in your living room.

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Passionate about quirky & beautiful items

The lovely, quirky wall clock with a "hidden" key holder cupboard below was snatched up the same dsy as we advertised it. Both my husband and I love trawling through bric-a-brac shops, auction houses, vintage & antique fairs etc. to find the right mix of elegant & quirky objects to offer to our lovely customers.

Every single thing that I buy I love and once back in the workshop I am in heaven bringing out the character & charm in each piece - creating a beautiful transformation! What we do is with real love & passion, we are not just painting some furniture for a quick sale.

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The added charm & character of ageing

Adding ageing to the furniture can make quite a big difference. I often wait to decide how to age distress each piece until the last minute, as I let the furniture "speak" to me on what to do. No distressing, a little bit of character distressing or total age distressing. As you can see from the photos below, this matching set of French bedside tables just needed that little extra to truly expose the beautiful shape and details. 

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The most adorable bureau / writing desk

I could see the potential in this gem of a bureau when I found it and once finished I knew that I was right! I love it! I decided to paint it in Annie Sloan's Paris Grey and age distress the exterior, while leaving the beautiful mahogany interior untouched. Painting it has enhanced the gorgeous details and shape. With the key tassel added it is simply adorable. 

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New Gorgeous Furniture!

Today the sunny weather has turned to rain, so a perfect excuse to browse through our online shop for gems to add charm & character to your home. A beautiful large grey painted French Country Bombe style chest of drawers, a stunning coal black kidney shaped dressing table with gold details and a gorgeous rustic grey painted Country Farmhouse settle. Plenty more in our shop!

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"The Valet" Compactum Gentleman's Wardrobe

This Edwardian gentleman's wardrobe is a quirky surprise in disguise. The grey painted country chic exterior hides a retro style interior with everything you might need from a wardrobe. The shelves and drawers are labelled "Hats", "Fancy Shirts" etc. This is a wonderful wardrobe if you like odd items. Perfect if you are short of space, live in a shared house or simply wants a funky wardrobe for your hallway, bedroom, bathroom etc.

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Walking back in history

You can easily imagine this rustic pine cabinet/cupboard in an early 20th Century factory setting with lots of noice and activity around it. We do not really know what it was used for, but the notice on the door gives a hint that it might have been a factory pharmacy unit. With its many drawers & compartments that could be very likely. Anyway it has masses of patina and charm and would be perfect if you are looking for something different and unusual. 

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Meet Wonky Matilda

We found this lovely little lady's desk in an unloved state. It is rustic, it is wonky, but it is also absolutely gorgeous in its new light duck egg blue colour. We love it - do you? 

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New hand painted August arrivals

Some of our new items for sale. Stunning duck egg blue / cream vintage pine plate dresser rack, a beautiful Swedish Gustavian Country style grey two tone painted console table and a gorgeous matching pair of duck egg blue French Country Chic bedside tables.

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Busy, Busy, Busy

We have been busy painting furniture this Summer, taking advantage of the gorgeous weather, so we have lots of lovely hand painted antique & vintage furniture in stock for you. Below you will find a few beautiful samples.

As usual we have a steady stream of commission orders. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want a piece painted or want us to source a specific size/type of furniture. If you prefer to have something made, then our talented local joiner can create it for you. 

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Edward, our new promoter

My husband and I went to Sherborne the other day. Sherborne is a beautiful little town with lots of interior and antique/vintage shops, well worth a visit. I needed to stock up on some Annie Sloan paint etc from Artichoke that now have moved in with Edward Oliver at The Old Stables. Fantastic shop with lots of temptations!

After a visit to Susie Watson's shop we found a, for us, new antique/vintage shop - D'Urberville. Apart from finding Milk paint and Fusion Mineral paint there (which I now are trying out), we found lovely Edward, an indian runner duck. He will now be adding charm and character to the promotiion of our products. 

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Can't find what you are looking for? Ask us to help

A lovely gentleman contacted us as he had moved house and wanted a plate rack and a cup holder in the same style as what he had lin a previouse house. Our brilliant local joiner made beautiful replicas in a size suited for our client's new home and we painted and aged them in lovely duck egg blue. Both we and our client are very happy with the result. 

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Love the music, but not the style?!

I absolutely love the 1940s music, but are not a fan of the furniture style of that era. I was not that keen to start work on this little cupboard as it was just too plain for my liking. I deciced to add a French country chic touch to it by hand painting it in lovely Paris Grey, changing the handles to ornate French style handles, add discrete stencils etc. and I now love it! Another little ugly duckling that has been turned into a beautiful swan!

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Beautiful Brocante Light Greys 

We are constantly sourcing and painting new lovely gems for our online shop. Below you will find a few of our large stock of furniture & accessories. 

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New arrivals!

A charming little country style grey painted vintage chest of drawers, a handsome Edwardian/Art Nouveau antique/vintage grey painted hall stand with marble top & mirror and a stunning pair of ornate gilded French vintage bedroom/boudoir chairs. 

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The Inspirational House & Garden Magazine

I have been reading the House & Garden interior magazine since the 1990s (and kept as many of the issues as I could!). The eclectic elegance featured in this magazine is timeless and I often go back to 10-15 year old articles and find inspiration for my antique & vintage furniture business and my home. Crown Cottage Somerset's hand painted furniture can be seen in this magazine on a regular basis. 

Find more information about our painted / unpainted furniture & accessories for sale in our online shop. We also offer a sourcing & commission painting service

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Can we tempt you with these beauties...

These three stunning pieces are available in our online shop. An elegant light duck egg blue vintage Gustavian style sideboard, a beautiful matching pair of vintage grey painted French Country bedside cabinets and a gorgeous oval glazed vintage side cabinet / drinks cabinet with a removable top tray. 

Find more information about these item or our other painted / unpainted furniture & accessories for sale in our online shop. We also offer a sourcing & commission painting service

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Gorgeous Holiday Cottage in Cornwall

Our lovely client Diana from Gloucestershire bought several of our painted furniture for a pretty holiday cottage in Cornwall. She also did give me a real challange when she asked me to find an old pine cupboard that she wanted for the open plan living area. It had to be a certain size, a certain style and delivered within a certain time. Diana is a lady that certainly knows what she wants.

I found a beautiful cupboard almost straight away that Diana loved, but the seller changed her mind and did not want to sell it! Back to the search. After a lot of "it is pretty, but I don't like it " or "it is lovely, but too expensive" comments from Diana (as she just wanted the one that we lost), both she and I were over the moon when I finally found a gorgeous antique cupboard that was fullfilling all the criteria. I hand painted it in my own mix of Swedish country blue and also used our artisan ageing technique to enhance its beautiful details & age. It was just perfect for the space and match the colours in the room brilliantly.

Diana - it was a pleasure to work with you and I wish you all the luck with your holiday let cottage! 

If you are heading down to Cornwall for a lovely time off, Duck End Cottage is situated just outside Bodmin - a perfect base for excursion all around Cornwall. Click here for more information. 

Find more information about our painted / unpainted furniture & accessories for sale in our online shop. We also offer a sourcing & commission painting service

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BBC's DIY SOS - Torquay

Last Winter we were contacted by the BBC asking if we would consider gifting a dressing table to the DIY SOS production. They were doing up a house in Torquay and the daughter in the family had always wanted a dressing table. Naturally we were happy to do so and I took it down to Torquay myself. Amazing to now be able to watch the finished episode (it was pretty chaotic there when I arrived).  

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Rustic Country Chic Brocante transformation

We transformed this sweet but rather bland looking 1940s chest of drawers to a beautiful charming rustic country chic brocante style grey painted chest of drawers. Just as perfect in a contemporary home as in a country farmhouse style interior. 

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Just in!

Lovely patina Victorian pine chest of drawers, a vibrant turquoise blue painted Art Nouveau style chest of drawers and an absolutely gorgeous French Country Side Table - perfect as a sink base!

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A gorgeous mix of French Country & Swedish 18th Century Gustavian style

This beautiful gem of a cabinet has been hand painted in our own mix of Annie Sloan's chalk paint and then just slight aged distressed in order to enhance the lovely details of this rustic cabinet/cupboard. Perfect in your home as a TV cabinet, drinks cabinet, linen cupboard or for storage in your dining room, kitchen, bathroom, study etc.

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Absolutely stunning French Louis XV style writing desk

This quite large ornate writing desk has it all. It is beautifully made with its gorgeous shape and brass details. It would look fantastic facing the room as the front's shape is replicated at the rear. If you are lucky enough to have a spacious bedroom / dressing room then this piece could be the ultimate "the pièce de résistance".

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Two very characterful, charming Country Chic arrivals

These two gems have that lovely charming fresh look of Summer in an old cottage / farmhouse. The dresser is of a lovely size - not too big, not too small. It has a rustic Country Farmhouse charm. The adorable chest of drawers brings you thoughts to Sweden & Scandinavia with its romantic, clean Country Chic look. The drawers has the most beautiful detailed beading with a touch of gold.

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Starting to look like the Old Curiosity Shop...

We just could not resist these two treasures. A beautiful cupol parrot cage that would look lovely as an ornament in your conservatory or as props in your garden cafe, shop etc. Then we have this stunning black exotic dragon panel screen - perfect as a room divider, headboard or wall decoration. 

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Gustavian, Gustavian, Gustavian again!

Both I and my clients just love the Swedish Gustavian style. I was so excited when I found this chest of drawers with the perfect elegance of this beautiful style. I have painted it in my favourite colour - Annie Sloan's gorgeous Paris Grey and aged distressed it to get the look. Enjoy!

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A complete transformation!

I could see the potential in this rather sad, unloved console table and it was so much fun to transform it from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan. I hand painted the base in Annie Sloan's Paris Grey whie the top had my own mix of a darker grey - creating a bit more style and character to the piece. It was then aged distressed all over, which is one of my trade marks. I am so pleased with the result - another piece of furniture saved to be enjoyed!

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Gorgeous Country Chic Wall Wine Rack

I am slowly going through our wast unpainted stock of characterful furniture. I have walked past this gem of a wine rack for a long time and the other day I got going and the result is just stunning. The exterior is painted in the ever popular Paris Grey, while the interior has a white colour with a hint of blue. It was finally aged distressed to add that extra character & charm to the piece. I love it! Just wish I had space for it in my kitchen.

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Luxurious Edwardian lady's writing desk 

This beautiful French style Edwardian walnut lady's writing desk / dressing table is the hype of elegance. It has two hidden compartments and a spacious drawer for everything a lady would need. The left compartment is lined in a silk fabric. Hand painted in Annie Sloan's Paris Grey with a darker mix for the top. Original leather top with lots of wonderful patina. 

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Escaped from the chateaux?

This absolutely stunning French Country style lady's writing desk would look just as perfect in a French chateaux as in quintessential English cottage. With its elegant lines and style it is as beautiful as a wedding cake. There is something magical about it. 

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Three beautiful pieces of furniture delivering the Spring sunshine

This gorgeous Spring sunshine gives you the energy to get going with your garden and making your house feel fresh and lovely. This trio of furniture painted in French Linen and Paris Grey would add that extra charm and style to your house. A lovely French Country style bench/coffee table, a wash stand/cupboard perfect as a sink base for your bathroom and a sweet little bedside cabinet/pot cupboard.

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Stunning kidney shaped French style writing desk!

This large kidney shaped French style black painted writing desk is just absolutely gorgeous! It would look fantastic out in the room in a large living room / study or why not use it as a fantastic dressing table. 

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Looking for a romantic match for your bedroom?

This romantic light blue vintage chest of drawers with its matching dressing table / writing desk would make any bedroom look amazingly Country Chic pretty. Sold separately, but could also be sold together. 

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I am obsessed with Graphite black!

I usually love my grey shades, but recently I have become obsessed with Annie Sloan's Graphite - a beautiful black with hints of grey and dark blue. This absolutely stunning French style high quality dressing table / writing desk was completely transformed in matt black. All the beautiful brass handles and details enhances the luxurious elegance of this antique/vintage piece.

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Elegance, Elegance, Elegance

I am so pleased with the end result of this stunning antique Edwardian dressing table. The beautiful color of Annie Sloan's Graphite black chalk paint with its hints of grey and dark blue enchanced by the beautiful brass drop handles and caster wheels creates this luxury feel. The table top rim has an elegant inlaid rim adding that extra luxury to the piece. 

Perfect as dressing table, chest of drawers, side cabinet , sideboard or why not use it as a luxury base for your sink in your bathroom. What ever you decide to use it as, it has that superb mix of antique and contemporary that works just as well in a brand new town house as in an old cottage. 

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Add some extra ordinary character to your home

We found these three beautiful old antique/vintage double handle saws a while ago. We just feel a bit too much in love with them and wanted to keep them for ourselves. We have now decided to keep the longest one and give you a chance to own the other two. They are absolutely gorgeous - perfect ornatement for an old cottage or barn conversion.

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A trio of characterful vintage furniture

This trio of furniture has just been added to our online shop. A stunning grey hand painted country antique style vintage tallboy, a characterful little rustic turquoise country farmhouse pine desk - lots of patina - and a small pretty turquoise side table - wonderfully romantic. 

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A splash of colour!

I was looking at this handsome antique Victorian Country Farmhouse style chest of drawers that had been in our unpainted storage for quite a while, wondering which colour would suit it best. I decided to paint it in Annie Sloan's Greek Blue - a gorgeous blue colour well suited both for a Mediterranean style as for a more rustic Scandinavian. I am so happy with the result and have received a lot of positive comments about its style and colour. I LOVE IT! :-)

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A beautiful transformation of an old tired cupboard

Found this old cupboard online and.could immediately see its potential. My husband and I had a wonderful drive Monday collecting it from a quintessential village in Gloucestershire. I took advantage of the gorgeous sunny Spring weather and managed to finish painting it yesterday! 

I let each individual piece of furniture "speak" to me regarding the colour and finish. Instead of age distressing it too much, I decided on a fresh "blond" colour to be the finish for this charming & characterful cupboard.

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Three newcomers from three different periods

These lovely items are now available in our online shop. A gorgeous vintage Country Gustavian style console table, an antique characterful bedside table and a retro vintage 1970s grey painted teak coffee table/TV stand.

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Grey bow fronted chest of drawers - our most popular items

We have noticed that the style and shape of the handsome antique bow fronted chest of drawers hand painted in grey and with a discrete, elegant ageing added to them, are very sought after and they tend to sell very quickly. If searching for one and we have none for sale in our website shop, then please contact us. We are happy to source it for you and paint it in this popular finish.

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French Country writing desk with a difference!

This stunning French Country / Gustavian style cabriole leg walnut desk/dressing table has a top with a difference. We have painted and aged the table top and added a faded crown stencil pattern - creating a unique piece of art. 

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Gorgeous Matching Pair of Country Gustavian Style Chest of Drawers

These two beautiful vintage chest of drawers would be just perfect for a twin childrens' bedroom or as bedside cabinet for your own. They have a ;ovely mix of Country Gustavian and Art Nouveau style. Perfect for your home!. 

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Vibrant colour for a gorgeous piece of furniture!

This raspberry red country farmhouse antique tall corner cabinet is just the right thing if you want a splash of colour in your house. Perfect if you want to add a splash of colour to a neutral decor or if you want to add more colour to an already colourful home. 

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We absolutely love this French Country style ornate console table

This vintage French country style D end wall mounted console table is just gorgeous. The table top has been painted grey and age distressed to match the beautiful intricate brass metal base stand. Perfect for your hallway! 

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Gustavian & English style in a perfect combination

This grey painted country Gustavian style cabinet / chiffonier is just gorgeous. Elegance, patina, beautiful carvings in a wonderful piece that would add character and charm to your home.

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New gorgeous furniture has arrived!

Three lovely pieces available now. An Edwardian grey painted elegant sideboard/dressing table on tapered legs & caster wheels, a French country long console table with cabriole legs and a beautiful Gustavian style writing desk. 

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Adorable little lady's writing desk disguised as a side table!

Closed this little writing table looks like many side table - although a sweet one - but open it up and a surprise awaits! It has so many shelves and compartments making it perfect for a small space or as a decorative piece. 

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Sweet little country farmhouse style vintage rocking horse

This charming gem of a vintage rocking horse is just so pretty. The horse has been refurbished, painted in grey and slightly aged while the stand has been left in its original vintage condition. Perfect accessory if you are looking for something different.

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Celebrate the new year with this charming grey plate rack wall cabinet

This charming grey hand painted vintage country farmhouse wall plate rack unit would be perfect in your kitchen, dining room, bathroom etc. Treat yourself with this lovely piece of furniture.

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With this gorgeous French chic bedside table we wish you A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

This lovely Country French serpentine shaped hand painted grey bedside table will add that special chic luxury to your bedroom / living room. The three drawer cabinet stand proud on elegant cabriole legs - perfect for your home. 

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Challenging sourcing & commission - lots of joy

"I love them...thank you very very much" was Lucy in Bath's respons when we delivered her commissioned Victorian chest of drawers. She wanted us to find and paint two bow fronted chest of drawers in different width, but the same height for two alcoves in her bedroom. Sourcing and commission painting is always a challange, but so satisfying. 

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Gorgeous Swedish Gustavian style patina

This gorgeous Swedish Gustavian style influenced chest of drawers has the beautiful aged patina charm & character. With its perfect size it would become a wonderful focal point in your house.

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Add a bit of fresh turquoise colour to your home!

This stunning antique chest of drawers has been hand painted in our own mix of Annie Sloan's chalk paint. With its fresh colour and contrasting ornate brass handles it is just simply STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS. Love it!  

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Go back to the swinging Gatsby era

This gorgeous 1920s French Rococo style dressing table just have "It". It has beautiful carvings all over and matching ornate brass handles. You can just image a beautiful 1920s lady getting ready for a night out. Not a worry in the world.  

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Gustavian, Gustavian, Gustavian!

Being from Sweden I have always loved the 18th Century Gustavian style and I have visited so many museums etc admiring this beautiful simple but still elegant style. When I saw this cupboard/cabinet in a sale I just knew that it would have the perfect Gustavian look once painted. I was not wrong! The end result is just stunning! Love it and hope that you will love it too!

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Lets travel back to Jane Austen's elegant era

This elegant grey hand painted mahogany Country Regency style vintage buffet sideboard would fit perfectly for Mr Darcy to lean to in her novel Pride & Prejudice. It has an elegantly shaped mahogany top, beautifully painted and aged base and ornate lion shaped brass pull handles. 

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Beautiful grey painted dressing table - perfect as an elegant base for your hand basin in your bathroom!

This gorgeous dressing table with its beautiful shape, cabriole legs and ornate brass handles would be perfect in your bedroom, dressing table, as a writing desk in your living room or why not use it as an elegant base for your hand basin in your bathroom.

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The ugly duckling has now become a swan, albeit a little bit rustic

When we found this chest of drawers it was looking really sad and unloved. it it had several layers of flaking paint and its feet were missing. We gave it new elegant feet, removed the first layer of paint, sanded away the flaky bits, but left it rustic as it suited this piece to be a bit rustic. It is now completely adorable, it oozes character and charm and is looking for a loving home.

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Add a bit of Tudor Farmhouse style to your home

This beautiful Tudor Farmhouse style console table / sideboard has been lovingly hand painted and aged to enhance the wonderful charater and charm of the piece. With its perfect size (not too big - not too small) it would be perfect in your hallway, dining room, living room etc. 

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A labour of love

I thoroughly enjoyed painting and ageing this gorgeous beast of a baroque style chest of drawers. I love grey in all shades, but felt that this characterful piece needed another colour. I decided on duck egg blue and to use a more distressing technique adding a rustic patina to it. It will now look just as beautiful in a country house as in a contemporary loft conversion.

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Rustic yet elegant country farmhouse charm

This handsome large antique/vintage country farmhouse grey hand painted chest of drawers has that lovely combination of rustic, yet elegant charm and character. Perfect if you want to add a bit of country farmhouse style to your home.

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Perfect base for your wash basin

This beautiful Edwardian Country Art Nouveau influenced grey painted oak wash stand / cabinet would be perfect as a basin base for your bathroom. 

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Add a bit of rustic patina charm to your kitchen!

This characterful country farmhouse vintage pine tall back settle that seats 3-4 people has that patina that would add so much charm and character to your home. Practical storage under the seat.

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Victorian, Georgian & Gustavian in one!

This handsome grey hand painted antique bow fronted mahogany chest of drawers is just drop dead gorgeous. What ever style you like it will fit in perfectly with its charm and elegance.

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A lovely commission transformation

We recently carried out a lovely commission for Sarah from Oxford. She had three brown nicely shaped pieces of furniture that looked a bit tired and needed a revamp. Sarah had a great vision on what she wanted and after some discussions we had agreed on colour, finishes etc. After having received the furniture it was a real pleasure to paint them as, although they were looking a bit tired, their shape and quality were lovely.

Sarah's reaction on the finished pieces was "The furniture is absolutely beautiful - totally transformed. We're really thrilled with it all...thanks again for providing such a professional and prompt service from start to finish!"

Sarah - you are very welcome! It was a pleasure! 

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Vintage toys are just so cute!

When my husband saw this lovely little set of "house wife aids" he muttered that I should have had these as a child to practice on as he constantly tries to domesticate me. Well, I never listen to my husband when it comes to housework roles, so here is a set to enjoy as decorations/props rather than play with ;-)

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Characterful new arrivals!

This characterful threesome of beautiful furniture are looking for beautiful homes to sparkle in -  a handsome Tudor style dark oak chest and a contrasting grey painted French style serpentine chest of drawers. Adding a bit of country farmhouse we also have a lovely grey painted blanket box/ottoman standing proud on chunky cabriole legs.

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Charming grey French country farmhouse style bookcase

This beautiful pine bookcase / cupboard just has this French country farmhouse style written all over it. We have hand painted it and slightly aged distressed it to enchance the character and charm of the piece.

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Three little beauties have just arrived!

A gorgeous grey painted vintage console table / hall table with sanded top, elegantly shaped grey painted vintage cabriole leg bureau and a lovely vintage grey painted mahogany wash stand with side towel rails.

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Add some elegance to your home with this beautiful piece

This beautiful mahogany dressing table with three drawers and elegant shape would be lovely as your dressing table, writing desk, sideboard or why not use it as an elegant base for your bathroom hand basin.

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Funky vintage retro black walnut tier drinks trolley / side table on wheels

This rather masculine drinks trolley / side table is just wonderful with its patina, style and elegance. Perfect in your dining room, living room or why not use it as a funky bedside table.

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Just in! A gorgeous multi-functional beauty of a side table

This unusually shaped mahogany side table / breakfast table / occasional desk with its grey hand painted base, beautiful mahogany top and absolutely gorgeous large brass ring pull handles has just been added to our online shop. 

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Quirky & sweet with a touch of gold

This very pretty glazed display cabinet has been painted in a charming light blue colour, aged distressed and with a little touch of gold it has become a quirky display cabinet for your home. Perfect in a country style interior or contemporary alike. 

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Pot cupboard with a bit of history attached

This elegant piece of Gustavian/Georgian style furniture came with a note stating that the sister to Lord Coventry owned it in the early part of the 20th Century.

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Dramatic Baroque Style Writing Desk 

With its beautiful shape and character this Baroque style grey hand painted writing desk / dressing table would make a dramatic focal point in your living room, bedroom etc. 

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Just in! Beautiful antique Gustavian style chest of drawers

This Gustavian style chest of drawers is rustic meeting elegance. It has the worn, characterful look that adds character and charm to your interior design. Just gorgeous!

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Gorgeous Bijou French Country Style Bedside Cabinet 

This little French bedside cabinet with three drawers is just adorable. Perfect as a bedside table or as a side table in your living room / hallway or why not use it to add some French charm and character to your bathroom.

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Add a touch of India...

This rather unusal oval Indian South Asian vintage folding brass tray coffee table / bedside table has the most gorgeous carvings and ornately decorated brass table top. Perfect if you want to add a bit of South Asia to your interior design.

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New Arrivals

Characterful Farmhouse charm vintage grey monk seat/settle, absolutely gorgeous French style vintage glazed side cabinet and a pretty rustic grey/white painted vintage pine wall corner cabinet.

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Gorgeous Georgian Patina!

This rustic Georgian cupboard/cabinet is oozing character and charm. Perfect if you are looking for a rustic country farmhouse piece to add to your interior design. Perfect if you are into the Gustavian style!

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Add a bit of rustic Mediterranean Greek blue charm to your home!

The Greek blue colour on this rustic traditional farmhouse Victorian chest of drawers brings a breeze of Mediterranean freshness to your home. We have enhanced the rustic look by ageing it using our own artisan ageing technique.

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Elegance at its best! I never get bored with the Gustavian/Georgian style pot cupboards!

I always buy these beautiful pot cupboards when I see them and paint them in a elegant shade of grey. Using our artisan ageing technique adds character and charm to the piece and makes each piece unique. 

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Looking for something a bit darker? Here is a beautiful example painted in our own colour mix!

This bow fronted gorgeous piece has been painted in our own mix of Annie Sloan's chalk paint, creating a unique and characterful writing desk / dressing table / sideboard or why not turn it into a funky base for your bathroom basin.

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Shape, shape, shape! Absolutely gorgeous kidney shaped dressing table!

This elegant grey hand painted vintage kidney shaped dressing table is just simply elegance and beautiful shape on legs. If you are looking for a focal point for your bedroom, then this is it!

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Please don't buy this beautiful French metal bed... ;-)  

I have totally fallen in love with this gorgeous vintage French Country metal day bed / child's bed on caster wheels. I want it in my home with a thick French style mattress and lots of lovely cushions. Would be perfect as a quirky sofa in the living room, bedroom, hallway etc. 

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Gothic/Tudor with an influence of Art Deco or the other way around?  

This very quirky unusual rustic writing desk is the oddest piece of furniture that we have come across. Despite, or should we say thanks to, the quirky odd combination of Gothic/Tudor & Art Deco it will make a presence in your home. 

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Just in! Lovely grey painted blanket box / hall seat on cabriole legs  

I just could not resist this wonderful little blanket box that also can double as a hall seat. So pretty and perfect as an elegant storage box!

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We are featured in the August issues of both of my favourite interior magazines  

I find so much information in these wonderful interior magazines and it is always so exciting when new issues are out filled with lots of goodies to read, but since I like an electic interior design with quirky things, I also do love going back to old issues to get ideas and inspiration both for my business and for my home, so I tend to hoard them! :-)

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Early Victorian Travelling

This Victorian hide covered curved top travel trunk has been on many carriage travels - if only this trunk could talk. Decorative stud M.H. initials on the trunk top. 

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Say hello to these two lovely grey newcomers

I never get bored with grey as it is such an elegant and versitle colour. It is just wonderful. These two lovely "ladies" in grey would look fantastic in your home. They are both good sized  for a modern newbuilt house and a Georgian house alike - not too big - not too small - just perfect! 

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Three is the magic number 

We are happy to present three lovely matching newcomers - perfect in size for your dining room, hallway, bedroom, living room, dressing room etc. They all have their own personality and purpose and will add charm and character to your home without being to overwhelming in size.

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grey vintage retro sideboard dressing table
grey vintage retro sideboard dressing table
grey edwardian side table painted stencil crown deer
grey edwardian side table painted stencil crown deer
Grey Regency style painted sideboard
Grey Regency style painted sideboard

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Commission work & Sourcing 

We get a lot of requests for commission work and sourcing of furniture. One lovely client loved a grey hand painted chest of drawers with added gold details on our website that would match his beautiful armoire. The only problem was that it had just sold.

We managed to source a similar chest of drawers and painted it to his requirements - please see middle and right photo below. One happy client and a very happy me :-) 

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Looking for Gustavian charm to your home? 

This beautiful grey hand painted bow fronted tallboy, standing proud on cabriole legs, would add charm and character to your home. Perfect ifor a small space.

The lady that bought this cabinet from us, wanted to have a matching piece. They are quite rare, but we managed to source one and painted/finished it in the same way. Happy customer! :-)

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Sit down and relax on this lovely double length garden bench

This rustic yet elegant extra long wooden garden bench with lots of patina would be a beautiful decorative addition to your garden. 

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Crown Cottage Somerset is featured in Country Living's July issue

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Gorgeous French Grey Marble Top Pot Cupboard

If you are looking for a characterful and charming bedside cabinet, then this French pot cupboard is for you. It has a marble lined cupboard - adding quirkiness to the elegance. 

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Quirky old rustic French "lady" looking for a new owner!

This wonderful rustic old grey French cabinet has been lovingly hand painted and, using our ageing technique, distressed to enhance the quirkiness and patina of the piece. With its ornate style and added new chicken wire door it will fit in perfectly in your home. Adding character & charm!

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Elegant Grey Hand Painted Country Gustavian Georgian Style Buffet Sideboard

This beautiful Gustavian style shaped buffet sideboard would look wonderful in your dining room. Its serpentine shape adds both charm and character to the piece.

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Beauty at its best! Gorgeous grey Gustavian style hand painted bureau!

We have used our ageing technique on the exterior of this beautiful Country Chic bureau/writing desk - creating a wonderful contrast to the interior. This multifunctional piece will add character and charm to your home.

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Sweet and charming bedside pot cupboards / side cabinets

These two characterful vintage bedside pot cupboards have both been painted in our own blend of chalk paint, making them match each other although they are not exactly identical - creating a charming twist to an interior. 

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Multi-functional character piece of furniture on slender legs

Characterful antique vintage rustic Country Farmhouse style pine writing desk / dressing table / wash stand - perfect in your bedroom, living room, hallway, kitchen, study etc.

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Add charm to your hallway with this characterful console table

This beautiful vintage grey hand painted console table in French / Gustavian / Country style will add charm and character to your hallway, dining room, dressing room, living room etc.

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Elegance combined with quirkiness in one unique piece of furniture!

This beautiful vintage cabinet started its life as a traditional piece of furniture and has now been refurbished and turned into a elegant yet funky display cabinet/cupboard with a unique style. With its Regency style with brass handles combined with chicken wire doors just makes this piece absolutely gorgeous.

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New Summer fresh beautiful additions!

These matching gorgeous Country Gustavian Farmhouse bow fronted chest of drawers and bureau/writing desk have a fresh Summer feel to them. With their smaller sizes they will be perfect if you are looking for beautiful items to fill smaller spaces.

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Create a characterful garden/patio

This galvanised vintage tub and watering can are perfect as characterful planters. Adds character and charm to your patio/garden. We have several more galvanised items in stock. 

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Add a bit of patina to your home

This sweet antique/vintage country farmhouse style pine display wall corner unit. Perfect in your kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom etc.

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I just love the Swedish Gustavian Style!

Being Swedish myself I have always adored the Gustavian style. I never get bored with it. I am now starting to paint more in this beautiful design. My latest item is this vintage pine cupboard that has been painted in our own mix of chalk paint, and using our ageing technique, has been brought back to the 18th Century.

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Add Country Farmhouse charm to your kitchen

This large vintage pine wall cabinet / plate rack would be a lovely addition to your kitchen units or as a plate rack above a dresser base.

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Lovely antique bow fronted chest of drawers looking for a new owner

Bought this beautiful chest of drawers to paint, but it is really too nice to paint. Giving it a chance to find a new owner that will appreciate its patina and character.

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Beautiful Vintage Tudor Style Grey Oak Hand Painted Buffet Sideboard / Cabinet / Cupboard

Wonderful Tudor style sideboard with beautiful details - brass drop handles, two drawers, turned spiral legs and elegant back plate.

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New lovely items!

Gorgeous French style Ornate Vintage Towel Rail, Beautiful carved vintage oak sideboard with ice drawer and secret cutlery drawer (perfect to hide the silver away) and this rustic hand painted Gustavian style side table. 

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Proper Spring - at last!

Beautiful sunset! Love this time of the year! We have all the easy living ahead of us!

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Wonderful, gorgeous shades of grey

I never get bored with the colour grey. It has so many shades and nuances and I often mix my own colours to blend the colours together, avoiding hard clashes between a paler and darker grey. 

Below you will find three lovely examples of difference wonderful shades of grey.

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Absolutely adorable vintage Gustavian style sewing box side table / bedside table

With its characterful Gustavian style exterior and its gorgeous, sumptious padded & lined fabric interior, this little side table / bedside table would be perfect in your home. Easy to store away your craft work in a stylish way.

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Add a bit of glamour to your home with this lovely set of odd sized side tables

This odd set of two black vintage side tables with gold Fleur-de-Lis and matching gold line on the rims are very elegant, yet funky and judy a littlr bit quirky. Perfect for a contemporary interior design as for a more country chiv style. Use them as side tables, occasional table or why not as bedside tables. They will spread a bit of glamour to your home. 

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If you are visiting Somerset then don't miss Hen House Antiques in Martock

Lovely quirky country style antique / vintage furniture & accessories. They also do a wonderful range of handmade bespoke country kitchens and furniture.

Visit their web page or facebook page for more information and contact. 

This page is managed by Crown Cottage Somerset Antique & Vintage Hand Painted Furniture

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New Glorious Arrivals!

Lovely antique / vintage mahogany table/desk with grey hand painted base, beautiful French style bedside table / side table on cabriole legs and a beautiful vintage grey hand painted bow fronted chest of drawers.

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Spring Arrivals!

Romantic tall grey hand painted antque/vintage chest of drawers, rustic grey vintage writing desk and gorgeous Gustavian style grey hand painted smaller chest of drawers.

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New Adorable Arrivals!

Adorable grey smaller Country Gustavian style bow fronted chest of drawers, elegant matching pair of pedal octagonal side tables and a gorgeous pine wash stand with lots of charming patina.

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New Arrivals!

Rustic yet elegant vintage grey wash stand, wonderful antique Regency style chair with beautiful details and this very sweet rustic vintage French style pine stool/chair. 

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Retro, Contemporary, Country & Scandinavian Style all in one!

Beautiful, elegant vintage grey hand painted piano stool / occasional chair. A wonderful mix of country and contemporary style. 

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Absolutely Adorable!

This sweet little grey hand painted Country Farmhouse vintage storage bench would be perfect in your hallway, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom etc. Perfectly shaped with turned wood and beautiful details.

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February Arrivals!

Elegant black painted & walnut writing desk on beautiful cabriole legs - really stunning wood! A  beautiful large Victorian bow fronted chest of drawers and a gorgeous Gustavian style Victorian bow fronted chest of drawers on raised legs. 

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"Mansion" house in need of some updating and furnishing...

My husband and I found this dolls house in need of some modernisation when we were out hunting for quirky and fun pieces for our shop Crown Cottage Somerset. It is enormous - over 5 feet wide. Just as with a real house it needs painting, rewiring etc, but it needs to be done gently, as I want to keep many of the features it already has. It came with some furniture, but will need lots more. Fun project to do between painting furniture! :-) 

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Quirky Surprise Compartment!

This wonderful grey hand painted side table / bedside table /console table was made as a cutlery storage unit. We kept the cutlery section in the "hidden" compartment and removed the drawer's unit in order to make the table a bit more versatile.

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New Lovely Arrivals! 

These gorgeous bedside tables and wall cabinet are now available in our online shop. Will look lovely in your home - lots of character and charm. 

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Stunning Stunning Stunning! 

This bespoke handmade grey hand painted and aged French style cabriole leg writing desk with ornate brass handles etc can double as a refined occasional dining table. Absolutely beautiful!

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The most adorable new arrival!

This oak side table with its lined sewing box is one of the sweetest things that we have had the pleasure of presenting for a long time. Perfect to hide away your craft work in an elegant side table / occasional table. Could also be used as a quirky bedside table. 

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A stunning upgraded end result!

Our great reliable courier, that has delivered so many of our furniture to our happy customers, asked me to paint and age two bland pine pieces of furniture that he had just bought and so I did. The finished result was absolutely stunningly beautiful! I never stop being amazed of how paint and ageing can transform a piece. 

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New Arrival! A characterful rustic Victorian Chiffonier  Cupboard

This wonderful piece just have it all. It has that special rustic quirkiness that would add character and charm to your home. The front top lifts up for easy access to the top shelf - a rather unusual quirky addition to an antique beautiful chiffionier buffet cupboard/cabinet. 

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Stunning Tall Ornate Grey Hand Painted Victorian Chest of Drawers

This absolutely gorgeous antique Victorian.chest of drawers has just arrived.

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New gorgeous Winter arrivals for your home!

This trio of gorgeous antique/vintage piece has just arrived in our shop. 

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New gorgeous arrivals for the Autumn styling of your home!

Newly in is this absolutely adorable vintage serpentine chest of drawers, a quirky vintage roll top writing desk and a gorgeous French wash stand with a beautiful marble top.

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Say hello to this gorgeous piece!

We are very proud to present this beautiful grey hand painted serpentine French country style writing desk/bureau. Elegant cabriole legs and beautiful carvings.

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New Arrivals!

Two beautiful vintage dressing tables / writing desks

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Gorgeous New Arrival!

Rustic Vintage Tudor Style Pine 4 Drawer Sideboard / Console Table / Side Table

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May we tempt you with these gorgeous new arrivals

A quirky yet elegant black hand painted antique Victorian bow fronted mahogany chest of drawers,an antique vintage grey hand painted writing desk/dressing table and a beautiful long country farmhouse style grey hand painted pine console table/sideboard.

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Wonderful elegant new arrival!

This wonderful ornate gilded French style vintage writing desk is just absolutely gorgeous. Perfect if you want a statement desk still that blends in with the rest of your interior.

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Looking for a project for your dining room?

These gorgeous sturdy vintage French country style dining chairs with rush seats are in need of a little bit of TLC. The rush seats are little bit worn in places that needs attention. Perfect painting / upholstery project!

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New Arrivals!

Still a long time before kids are back at school, so this retro/vintage school desk with two chairs would be for making fun drawings etc only! Charming pine wall shelf unit with two drawers - lots of patina & character! Rustic grey hand painted country farmhouse settle / high back bench with one drawer!

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Absolutely gorgeous nest of tables now available in our shop!

This elegant nest of table has been hand painted in Annie Sloan's Graphite - a dramatic black with dark grey/blue undertones. Perfect as a side table with occasional tables to pull out when you have guests or why not use it as a quirky bedside table? 

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A trio of new arrivals!

Gorgeous vintage chinoiserie inspired buffet sideboard with hidden drawers, elegant two drawer writing desk/side table and if you are looking for a Summer project, this matching pair of vintage Jacobean style throne chairs might be of interest - they are in need of some tender loving care.

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Our matching pair of grey vintage bedside cabinets has found a new exciting home!

These lovely pair of bedside cabinets has just been delivered and installed at gorgeous Camomille Cottage - a luxury. award winning B&B in Suffolk. Find more information about the B&B here.

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Say hello to our new arrivals!

Gorgeous vintage  patina pine single bed, stunning black vintage games/side table and our new handmade matching pair of pot cupboards.

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Anyone for tennis?

These wonderful collectible vintage tennis rackets with their wooden protection racks would be fun and funky ornaments for your home, cafe, pub, restaurant etc.

They are in good vintage condition. Find out more in our online shop,

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Introducing Crown Cottage Somerset's Own Handmade Furniture

We have noticed a big demand for matching pairs of pot cupboards, so we have decided to introduce our own furniture line influenced by the gorgeous 18th Century Scandinavian Gustavian style.

We start with these gorgeous Gustavian 18th Century style bespoke pot cupboards/bedside cabinets, that can be ordered from us at www.crowncottagesomerset.co.uk. At a later stage we are planning to also introducecabinets and chest of drawers.

For more information please click here.

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New arrivals and more coming soon...!

An absolutely gorgeous romantic grey hand painted Victorian Bow Fronted Chest of Drawers, a vintage pine side table with lovely patina and a grey hand painted extendable vintage coffee table with a pretty rim.

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Antique vintage bier funeral cart. A rare find for goths, for a film set or as a window display for funeral directors...?

Beautiful hand-drawn black bier funeral cart. The side panels can be folded down and the whole top part is removable.  

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We love the Scandinavian Gustavian Style! New gorgeous arrival!

This Grey Hand Painted Bow Fronted Gustavian Style Buffet Sideboard Credenza with cutlery drawer and a wonderful elegant wine drawer with space for six bottles. 

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New Arrivals!

Characterful Rustic Antique Grey Hand Painted Pine Cupboard, Vintage Children's Stripped Pine Double School Desk & Edwardian Free Standing Towel Rail.

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Crown Cottage Somerset featured in House & Garden's July issue

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Multi-functional Carved Oak Beauty!

This wonderful oak Tudor style orey hand painted piece can be used as a sideboard in your dining room, a chest of drawers in your bedroom or as a storage unit in your living room, dressing room, bathroom etc.

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New arrivals!

Can we tempt you with a gorgeous antique Victorian bow fronted chest of drawers, a wonderful romantic mirror or a pretty grey hand painted antique side table/bedside table?

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The Sweetest Thing...

We absolutely love this adorable 3.5 feet wide single panel sided bed frame. Beautiful patina, charm and character!

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JUST ARRIVED! Absolutely Gorgeous Oak Tudor Style Buffet Sideboard

We are thrilled to introduce this beautiful solid oak vintage sideboard. Beautiful swirled columns, carvings, plenty of storage space.

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Rare Moroccan Brass Coffee Table That Doubles As Games Table!

Found this wonderful Moroccan Folding Coffee Table with a hidden surprise! Onthe reverse side of the brass top is a folding Games Table!

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The Sweatest Thing!

My husband found this gorgeous little French style bombastic chest of drawers / bedside cabinet and instructed me to paint it in a dark grey colour. It just looks absolutely beautiful. 

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NEWLY LISTED! 

Wonderful, romantic combination of cabinet and chest of drawers. Beautiful linenfold carvings and elegance. Perfect in your bedroom, living room, dining room, hallway, study or, why not in your bathroom/dressing room.

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Introducing "Henry's Treasures" - Vintage and Retro Finds

A young friend of ours has just started to collect and sell vintage and retro treasures. You will find some of the items that he has for sale below. 

Beautiful Vintage Marble Chess Set, Retro Danish Black Hand Painted Sideboard with Sliding Doors, Vintage Turquoise Hand Painted Side Table. Please contact us if you are interested in any of the items.

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Crown Cottage Somerset was featured in House & Garden's  big 70th Anniversary June issue.

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JUST ARRIVED! Absolutely Stunning French Country Farmhouse Cylinder Writing Desk 

This characterful gorgeous vintage writing desk on cabriole legs has eleven drawers, of which one is hidden! Beautifully carved "sea creatures" and would just look stunning in your home!

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JUST ARRIVED! Absolutely Gorgeous Victorian Grey Hand Painted Wash Stand

This characterful antique wash stand would look wonderful in your bathroom, hallway, kitchen etc. 

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Rare Double Sided Grey Hand Painted Antique Vintage Pot Cupboard Bedside Table Side Table

This gorgeous pot cupboard has two drawers on one end and a pot cupboard on the other. With its beautiful elegant style a perfect example of  "less is more"

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A Trio of New Arrivals

Gorgeous new arrivals from different epochs - an elegant Art Nouveau oak wash stands, a fabulous Victorian ladies writing desk with delicate legs with caster wheel and finally a wonderful Edwardian wash stand with a black marble top. 

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Patina! Patina! Patina! 

Rustic characterful antique pine dresser cupboard cabinet

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Darling buds of March! 

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Just arrived!

Matching pair of antique/vintage rustic grey hand painted pot cupboards, bedside cabinets/tables, end/side tables

We are delighted to introduce this gorgeous, charming pair of pot cupboards.

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Crown Cottage Somerset was featured in House & Garden's April issue.

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Just arrived - matching pair of retro/vintage black hand painted bedside cabinets

Perfect in your bedroom or as side cabinets in your living room. .

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New arrivals! And more to come!

Gorgeous new items from Crown Cottage Somerset. Vintage hand painted small chest of drawers, rustic Victorian pine table with large drawer, rustic vintage grey hand painted side table - lovely patina!

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Beautiful multi-functional gem

This French grey hand painted table is extremely versatile - side table, card table, dining table etc.

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If only trunks could talk...

Would it not be wonderful if these well travelled trunks could tell us all about their journeys! We found a news paper from Ceylon in one of them and the large trunk has stencils reading "Camp Post Office Belgium".

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Stunning Classic Vintage Retro Design

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Absolutely gorgeous vintage rustic gustavian style corner unit

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Add character to your home with a vintage typewriter

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NEW ARRIVALS!

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Absolutely Gorgeous Antique Vintage Pine Cupboard Cabinet

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Crown Cottage Somerset was featured in House & Garden's February issue.

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New Arrivals!

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Funky Retro Formica 1960/70s Teak Sideboard

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We wish all our customers A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

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New Arrivals!

Exotic Moroccan Table ~ Grey Hand Painted Edwardian Wash Stand ~ Grey Hand Painted Pine Writing Desk

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Add wow factor to your home!

This quirky barock style wall mirror would look absolutely lovely on the wall in your hallway, dining room, bedroom, living room etc. 

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New Arrivals!

Vibrant Turquoise Cabinet! Rustic Old Gate Leg Table! Louis XV Style Gilded Settee! 

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House & Garden December Issue

One of our beautiful hand painted pieces of furniture from Crown Cottage Somerset was featured in House & Garden's December issue. 

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Winter Wonderland

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New Arrival!

We are proud to present this absolutely stunning black hand painted buffet sideboard. It has beautiful carvings on the cupboard doors, gorgeously carved boarder adorned the table top, intricately carved feet ending with dramatic claw feet.

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Hip & Funky Wall Rack

Perfect for spices in the kitchen, gloves etc in the hallway, paint tins in the garage, toys in the children's bedroom and more!

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Living the dream!

After a mid morning on the canal with the narrow boat, back again for the finishing work on this lovely Victorian Chiffonier, which is now for sale in our online shop

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New arrivals!

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It is now finally Autumn...

Taking our dogs for our morning walk I noticed, although it is still quite warm, that the beautiful Autumn now properly has arrived.

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Rustic Country Charm! 

This sweet little antique/vintage pine wash stand is adorable with its rustic patina charm. 

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Good Old Duck Egg Blue!

I just had to paint this gorgeous little vintage chest of drawers in Duck Egg Blue. With its pretty brass handles and beautiful serpentine shape it would look lovely in a hallway, a child's bedroom or as a tall bedside table.

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Velvety Black!

This absolutely gorgeous black hand painted Victorian/Edwardian bow fronted chest of drawers is now available in our online shop

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Brewery horses visits Lyng

Our local pub held a fair this Saturday and the Wadworth brewery's famous horses came for a visit. Naturally Crown Cottage Somerset was there with hand painted furniture, accessories etc.

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Apple Blossom White

Gorgeous vintage romantic luxurious white hand painted and waxed suitcase trunk. Use it as a coffee table or for storage. Find more information about our painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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Upstairs, Downstairs

An antique/vintage Butler's Servants Bell Plaque and a Memory Tickler for Household Requirements brings you back to the Edwardian time. 

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Gorgeous Scandinavian Gustavian Style!

This old pine cupboard cabinet has so much character and charm. With its neat proportions (only 178 cm high) it will fit in cottage or castle alike. If you are looking for something quaint to add character to your bathroom - then this is it!

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Well Travelled!

This beautiful antique/vintage black steamer trunk is oozing character and patina. The trunk has beautiful writing on the front and has been handed down the generations within the same family.

It has travelled 1st Class on the Union-Castle Line South & South-East Africa. The Union-Castle Line was a British shipping line that operated a fleet of passenger and cargo ships between Europe and Africa from 1900 to 1977. There is also a label "London to Bude"

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Antique multi storage at its best! 

This magnificent piece of furniture - a Victorian grey hand painted Scotch chest of drawers has nine (9!) drawers. As with most antiques, it is hand made and although it is a large, heavy piece of furniture, it still manage to look graceful and elegant.

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House & Garden October Issue

One of our beautiful hand painted pieces of furniture from Crown Cottage Somerset was featured in House & Garden's October issue. 

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Black Beauty!

This absolutely gorgeous cabriole leg console table / writing desk has three front drawers decorated with beautiful brass drop handles and a matching fake set of drawers at the rear. Perfect behind a sofa that is placed in the middle of the room.

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Absolutely gorgeous!

I do most of the buying, but once in a while my husband finds real gems that I overlook. One of them was this 1930's Tudor style dresser/cabinet. It was all very dark and gloomy, but we could see the potential. I quickly started to paint it - eager to see the end result - and I was absolutely taken aback when I saw it in its painted and aged full glory. It is absolutely stunning! 

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House & Garden September issue

Crown Cottage Somerset's hand painted furniture featured in House & Garden's September issue. 

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Sophisticated Black! 

I had lots of fun refurbishing this beautiful bow fronted chest of drawers. I hand painted it in Annie Sloan's Graphite, a gorgeous black colour with grey/dark blue undertones.

For the smaller top two drawers I added contrasting large brass handles  - creating a stunning unique piece of art, that would be the "pièce de résistance" in your home! 

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Dream away!

Whether you use it as a single bed or a day bed, it  still pure luxury sleeping or just relaxing in the bed.

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New lovely items!

A beautiful Victorian chest of drawers, hand painted in a gorgeous Greek blue, waxed and distressed. An unusual shoe storage cabinet and a pretty Edwardian/Art Nouveau wash stand base - perfect for your bathroom! 

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Rough and Ready!

Found this fantastic antique/vintage painted storage cabinet/cupboard the other day! Makes you wonder about the history of this characterful piece. 

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Just returned from an inspirational trip to Sweden!

I find a lot of inspiration from my home country Sweden. Often buildings can give me just as much inspiration as furniture - an old barn with rustic worn doors can help me with ideas with the aging technique that I use for Crown Cottage Somerset's hand painted furniture and for my interior decorating/setting.

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What a transformation! 

This gorgeously shaped console table/sideboard went through a real "Cinderella" transformation. It now has lots of elegance and charm and would look absolutely stunning in your home.

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Before & After!

Found this unloved writing desk. It was terribly sad looking, but I could see the potential. After a good clean up I painted it in Annie Sloan's French Linen, which is a sophisticated grey colour with a touch of brown.

I replaced the mismatching handles with large white antique porcelain knobs - creating a crisp contrast to the darker grey. It sold more or less straight away after being put on the market and I had people contacting me wanting a similar desk.

Please visit our online shop for our hand painted furniture and antique/vintage finds. 

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Clever solutions

Hide your printer in your kitchen cupboard

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Gorgeous French country chic double bed in the making... and the finished product!

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Keep it local! Somerset Day Fayre

Attended the Burrowbridge Somerset Day Fayre. Beautiful day with hand painted furniture, vintage & bric-a-brac and some very creative vegetable characters as well! 

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Shall I paint it or leave it as it is...

A dilemma all of us that love antiques & vintage furniture - especially hand painted - find ourselves in. Many times a piece is beautiful as it is with its dark wood, but no matter how lovely it is, it just does not have that "wow factor" or charisma. This happened to me when I bought this dark wood butlers tray. 

I left it as it was for a while, feeling that I simply couldn't paint it - after leaving it untouched for a while, I have now painted it in one of my favourite colours - Annie Sloan's French Linen. After the waxing I used my "aging technique" to add patina and character to the piece and the end result was lovely! As so many times before - i do not regret that I painted it - It now has a lovely patina and character. 

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Trust your instinct!

Found this unloved, bland looking writing desk. It had a glass top, which I did not like very much and when I unloaded it I was really wondering what I had done buying this piece. I could see that there was some potential and when I had painted it with Annie Sloan's Paris Grey and started the "aging" process (the fun part of my job), I could see that something beautiful was starting to come out of this darling desk and the awkward glass top actually enhanced the character of the desk. This sad looking desk had now turned into an elegant, romantic and rather unusual writing desk!

This is the charm with hand painted furniture - you never know exactly how the refurbished piece will look like in its finished state and the end result often comes out even better then what you first thought. Happy days!

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Summer will soon be here...

Can't help myself from adding some photos of our beautiful Somerset countryside. Having left London for my very own "Escape to the Country" to move to where my beloved Somerset born and bred husband lives, I do appreciate the nature and the wildlife around us. 

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Work in progress

Found this "ugly duckling" Victorian writing desk in an auction. It is now on route to become a beautiful, yet rustic, swan! 

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"Life is a Journey, not a Destination"

In our busy everyday lives we are constantly on the go towards different goals and there never seems to be enough hours in the day. It is easy to forget to live here and now and enjoy the "small" things in life.

I have recently started to learn the art of sugar craft. I am still learning  but it is amazing how quickly even a beginner as me can achieve pretty sugar flowers. With this art you just have to slow down and concentrate on creating beautiful things.

Thank you Sue for being such an excellent teacher!

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Good Friday 

Woke up to a beautiful sunny day! Will let the dogs out and work in the garden! It is amazing how a little bit of sunshine can make you feel so happy and full or energy! Life is wonderful!

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Spring is in the air!

Finally, after a long grey winter, I could move my studio out into the garden! Nothing beats being outdoors painting and waxing! The sun and the wind dries the paint so quickly - enabling me to get to the end result in no time!

After a long time renovating the cottage we are now starting to plan what to do with the neglected garden. Will be fun to plan and create a haven matching the cottage! 

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