Welcome to Old Painted Furniture
Over the last ninety years and spanning three generations we have been buying, selling and restoring English antique furniture. Over the last twenty years we have focused on the ever increasing demand for distressed painted finishes on pine, mahogany and oak, covering a wide range of styles and periods. Each piece of furniture is fully restored before being painted, using hand mixed flat matt emulsions so no two pieces are the same. We finish them with a beeswax and they are sympathetically distressed giving the appearance of original paint finishes. Our technique of distressing is what takes time and patience to achieve, it's a skill that we have honed for many years.
Soft Neutral Colours and Tones
We are very strict when it comes to the choice of colours and tones we use. So much so, in fact, that we now mix our own paints. This means that no two pieces are the same (unless requested of course!) We use only flat matt emulsions and seal the piece with a good quality clear beeswax. Having said this, we do try and stick as close to the famous Farrow & Ball spectrum as possible. This inevitably is the choice range for most home settings.
Subtle and Sympathetic Finishes
Each piece of furniture is treated differently when it comes to creating the illusion of 100 years of wear, from the form of the piece (elegant side table or rustic country dresser) to the selected colour (pale soft tones to strong blues and greens.) We have established a reputation for creating good distressing and, more importantly, the right distressing where and when needed, simulating age and use while maintaining a crisp, fresh look.