The mosaic bedside table

The mosaic bedside table

This one I do not remember how did it look like when I took into my studio. I is now a very unique bedside table: the top is covered with these gorgeous broken white/light recycled tiles. 
The main colour of this cutie is the beautiful Lauren colour from Colours.
I like hidden designs and I decided to add this colorful palm tree sheet of paper on the inside. It has of course layers of varnish for extra protection. 
Also the drawer has a new colorful knob ( from my collection of knobs).
Height: 53 cm
Width: 36.5 cm
Length: 48 cm

Remember that this its second life and so it is not brand new.
It may contained imperfections. It gives it charm and history and it is what I like. But now it is completely unique.
I like it this way. What do you think?
This cutie can be find in my Etsy shop. 

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 in my Etsy shop.
The tiled footstool

The tiled footstool

This one has a story. One day I was walking on the street with a friend and a man stopped us. He looked like he wanted to have a conversation with people. So we stopped for a chat. He was very nice. He was emptying his beloved father's flat and was giving away furniture and objects instead of putting them to trash. The place was full of old memories. I choose this cute little footstool thinking that I'll do something nice with it. It was very dusty at that time (and not grey, grey colour was a test). It was covered with an old very dusty fabric and was originally simply in wood.

I took it to my art studio and forgot about it for years until very recently when I finished to cover my own pallet table with cute little metro tiles. I thought it would be great to use the left over to this stool and make it unique. So I removed the fabric and cleaned the stool.
And I glued those tiles. I repainted the stool with another colour and waxed it.
So voila its story. A tiled footstool made from an old second hand wooden stool and recycled mini metro tiles.
A bit of details: the wooden footstool is painted using Aquamarine- Deep 198 from Little Green, and waxed using Libéron wax for a distressed finish.
The top is covered with little white metro tiles.
Please note that tile is a shiny material, and can easily be cleaned using white vinegar.
Size: 47.5cm 
Length x 37.5cm 
Width x 34.5 cm height
Size of the seat: 35cm x 45cm
It can be find here in my Etsy shop.

The bedside cabinet

The bedside cabinet

This cutie was originally destined to be thrown away. When I found it, I immediately had a vision of its new style.
I love nature, I love wood colour, I love making something unique... Here is its new look:
Before
After
The top has been sanded and wood stained.
The whole table is painted with the beautiful Aquamarine colour from Little Green.
The two drawers (and inside drawers) are covered with this colourful tropical leaves wallpaper.
The inside paper has few layers of varnish for extra protection.
Each drawer has a new colorful knob (probably found in a charity shop).
Height: 63.5 cm
Width: 44 cm
Length: 38.5 cm
Drawers: 27.5 cm x 29.5 cm
The customer wanted two, unfortunately I had only one. She still bought it and I am super glad.
**No longer available. This cutie has found a new home**

Cabinet has been delivered. Thank you, We love it!

From customer on Etsy
The three shelves unit

The three shelves unit

Sometimes you find little treasures, and you see straight away their gorgeous side.
Here is how I found this unit, made of wood with no legs. It deserved better. 
I painted it with different layers of colours, sanded it for some distressed finish, and waxed it for an entire protection. I also added some modern hairpin legs!
Details:
Length: 59cm
Width: 47cm
Height: 69cm My material: Paints and wax from Liberon, hairpin legs from WickedHairpins

Et voilà, a new three shelves unit with a brand new life!
**No longer available. This cutie has found a new home**
The distressed cabinet

The distressed cabinet

Second life for this wooden little cabinet.
It is painted and distressed using different paint colours from Farrow & Ball (main one is VARDO n288) and coloured wax from Liberon (I have been a huge fan for many years)
The top has been sanded and oak varnished (loving to discover the wood colour).
The all unit is waxed for extra protection.
It has two shelves on the inside.
The knobs are brand new (probably found at Anthropologie. I have a massive collection of knobs). The hinges are are brand new too now.
Dimensions:
Length: 65 cm
Width: 44 cm
Height: 76 cm
It is a great unique little distressed cabinet. It can easily be placed in an entryway, kitchen, living room...


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

Fantastic cabinet! Paintwork is gorgeous and Julia was really helpful organizing quick delivery. Thank you!! 

From customer on Etsy

The other distressed cabinet

New life for this wooden 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.

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 effects 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 left over colour paints 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 blue patterned sideboard

The blue patterned sideboard

This sideboard was left behind after a moving. All green. Beautiful shape. But green. Green, green, green! I do not like this kind of green, and it was so badly painted. Sooooo I sanded it.
I wanted to re-discover the color of wood. It was a long way to finally make all this green paint disappeared. 
I liked this blue paint that I had found a while ago. Also in a shop I found this beautiful patterned blue and white wallpaper. It was time to use it! I also did not know what to do about the knobs. Keeping them or not keeping them, that was the question. As I am a big fan of charity shops (I love finding treasures), I found this great simple knobs just perfect for this sideboard! I simply applied the same wood stain as the top!
Et voilà, a second life given to this beautiful sideboard! 
**No longer available. This cutie has found a new home**

It is perfect for the entrance hall in our new house!

Customer on Shpock
The mosaic coffee table

The mosaic coffee table

From a second hand table to a unique stylish coffee or side table. 
This table was a rescue. I do not remember from where exactly (donation? Market?). It was like this: a tripod table, made in MDF, painted with some stencil paintings. It took me a while to finish it as I am never too sure about what colour or what material to use… 
As usual I start, I change, I stop, I change again … I guess it depends of my mood, my desires or even the weather… 

I created the design on its top using broken tiles. It reminds me of the first table I have upcycled years ago for my nan. She was so proud of it! But I did not like the legs on this one … So after few months of thinking about what to do, I cut them out! I replaced them with brand new hairpin legs from Wicked Hairpins, and here it is, a new and unique interior coffee or side table.
Mosaic coffee table
My nan’s table from summer 2009

Diameter: 50.5cm – Height: 38.5cm

The table has been sold during summer 2019 to a very happy customer.

Love this item and seller so nice and patient as I had to wait before getting it delivered. Item looks great in situation. Very pleased !

From a customer on Etsy

 

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 colours, I wanted it looking light and sweet! 
I love to use wallpaper on a furniture, and I love nature to. I decided to mix 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 Etsy shop for other discoveries.
**No longer available. This cutie has found a new home**