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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.

Find more information about our painted and unpainted furniture & accessories for sale in our online shop.

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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.

Find more information about this item and our painted and unpainted furniture & accessories for sale in our online shop.

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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!

Find more information about our painted and unpainted furniture & accessories for sale in our online shop.

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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!

Find more information about our painted and unpainted furniture & accessories for sale in our online shop.

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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? 

Find more information about our painted and unpainted furniture & accessories for sale in our online shop.

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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.

Find more information about these items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop.

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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.

Find more information about our painted and unpainted furniture & accessories for sale in our online shop.

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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.

Find more information about these items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop.

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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.

Find more information about these items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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.  

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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. 

Find more information about this item and out other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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.

Find more information about thes items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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.

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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?

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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!

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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.

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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!

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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. 

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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.

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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.

Find more information about these beautiful items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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!

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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. 

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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"

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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. 

Find more information about these items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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.

Find more information about these items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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

Find more information about these beautiful items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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. .

Find more information about these items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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!

Find more information about these items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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Beautiful multi-functional gem

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

Find more information about these items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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".

Find more information about these items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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NEW ARRIVALS!

Find more information about these beautiful items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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Absolutely Gorgeous Antique Vintage Pine Cupboard Cabinet

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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

Find more information about these beautiful items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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New Arrivals!

Find more information about these beautiful items and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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. 

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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New Arrivals!

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

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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.

Find more information about this item and our other painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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!

Find more information about this rack and our painted and unpainted items for sale, please visit our online shop

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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. 

Find more information about our painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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.

Find more information about our painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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"

Find more information about our painted and unpainted items for sale in our online shop

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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.

Find more information about our items for sale in our online shop

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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! 

Find more information about this beautiful hand painted dresser and our other items in our shop

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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! 

Find more information about this beautiful hand painted chest of drawer and our other items in our shop

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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.

Find more information about this beautiful bed frame and our other items, please visit our shop

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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! 

Find more information about these and other of our items in our shop

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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. 

Find more information about this cabinet and our other items in our shop

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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.

Find more information about this beautiful hand painted sideboard and our other items in our shop

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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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