The secretary writing desk

The secretary writing desk

New style and second life for this cutie that was supposed to be thrown away and totally transformed by me.

It is painted using different paint colours from Liberon (“bleu petrole” and “celadon”).
The top portion of the desk flips out to create a work surface and reveal little storage units that I decided to leave in their original states.


The door has been covered using wooden stick and painted for a new style and has a brand new brass handle.


The drawer has two brand new brass knobs and the inside is covered with this great nature wallpaper that is also appearing in the lower part of the furniture.
The lower part of the secretary has one shelf and this part can be closed using the glass windows.
The legs are brand new irons legs.

Dimensions:
Length: 76 cm
Width: 33 cm
Height: 101 cm

It is a unique great little cabinet that I enjoyed upcycling.

It can easily be placed in an entryway, bedroom, living room, conservatory..

Please see below a before and an after. What do you think?

You can find it here in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1120123184/cabinet-refurbished-secretary-cabinet?ref=shop_home_active_3

The cane webbing cabinet

The cane webbing cabinet

New style for this ex brown old piece of furniture that its last owner painted in white.

I managed to transport it for like 1h on top of the luggage rack of my ex stolen bike few months ago, and as each time I do something like that, I think never again, but….

So here it it, this little cabinet:

When I got this cabinet, it was all painted in white and was dark brown on the inside. It used to have long legs that I immediately cut. I replaced them with these perfect little wooden ones. It gives it more lightness. I also cut out the door to have that huge space in the middle and chose cane webbing to cover. I loved this natural material.

About its colour: it is painted and distressed using different layers of paint colours for the door and drawer (there’s some light blue, light pink, some white…). The top and side are painted using white paint.
I work mostly with Farrow & Ball paint colours and wax from Liberon.
The all furniture has been sanded for a distressed finish and waxed for extra protection.

The inside is painted in light blue and it has one shelf painted in white.
The door has been transformed using cane webbing. The knobs are brand new (lovely find from charity shops).

Dimensions:
Depth: 40 cm
Width: 45 cm
Height: 69 cm

It is a unique cute little cane webbing – distressed cabinet. It can easily be placed in an entryway, leaving space, kitchen, living room, bedroom.

I am very happy about its new style. What do you think?

You can find it here in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/811803444/cabinet-cane-webbing-cabinet-one-shelf?ref=listing_published_alert

The other distressed cabinet

New life for this wooden cabinet.

Distressed cabinet

I thinks this one had many lives before it arrived at my studio. The ex owner told me that it travelled from France like 10ish years ago… and guess what, I love that! A furniture with stories to tell!

So when I got it it was all painted in white. Here is a picture of how it was after I started sanding the top.

Plain, no legs, different knobs

This unit has one wooden shelf on the inside and two large drawers.
Dimensions:
Length: 87 cm
Width: 49 cm
Height: 91.5 cm

I had a great blue colour from Farrow & Ball at the studio and most of all I like distressed affects by playing with layers of paints and coloured wax (see this gorgeous other cabinet that I sold last year https://julianieto.com/the-distressed-cabinet ). So I decided let’s give it a try one more time!


Details: I’ve used “Stiffkey Blue n281” from Farrow & Ball (huge fan of this brand). The doors and drawers are painted using different layers of colours and coloured wax from Liberon (I have also been a huge fan for many years), for a distressed effect.
The top has been sanded, oak varnished and stained again for another grey effect.
The all unit is waxed for extra protection as usual.

I’ve changed the knobs for brand new solid brass handles from another Etsy shop (they are perfect). I’ve also thought that it would have a better shape with small legs so here we are: I reused tiny hairpin legs that I spray painted in blue.

I really like its new style! It is a unique great distressed cabinet. It can easily be placed in an entryway, kitchen, living room.

I love having a furniture that had many lives before. I guess it is a way of life. At home all my furniture are upcycled and so are very unique. It is like having furniture that are full of many mysterious stories to tell. They may contained imperfections. It gives them charm and history and it is what I like.

This cutie has immediately found a new home, and I am pretty sure it will have another great life!

It is so beautiful! We found the right place for it in our home! It gives an original touch in our leaving room. We are very happy!

From customer
The little nursery wardrobe

The little nursery wardrobe

I like to use old furniture to create something special as it becomes a unique piece!

Here is a unique little wardrobe that I have upcycled a while ago.

Here is how I one day found it. I loved its doors and its shape straight away!

After thinking about what to do about it, I decided to give it a big change: I wanted it to become a little wardrobe (why not?). A cute little nursery wardrobe for a little one or simply a little linen wardrobe.

No more dark colour, I wanted it light and sweet!

I love to use wallpaper on a furniture, and I love nature too… so I decided to mix them both with this gorgeous wallpaper. I have also added these awesome knobs from Anthropologie, and I decided to create some little natural wooden frames on each door. I also distressed it a little bit for a more vintage look.

Dimensions :
-Height: 85.5 cm
-Length: 78.5 cm
-Width: 46 cm

Have a look at the shop for other discoveries https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChezJuliet

**No longer available. This cutie has found a new home**