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July 11, 2013

Room To Inspire – Vintage Week!

Room To Inspire - Vintage Week!

At GoAntique we are really pleased to be able to work with other like minded businesses in the region. One of these is RoomToInspire.co.uk. Based at Sandford Street, Lichfield they are holding a vintage inspiration week from Sat 20th July till 27th July. Judith is inviting  one and all to come and meet her and her [...]

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June 7, 2013

GoAntique Go Retro!

At GoAntique as the name implies we do like our antique furniture but we are also quite fond of our retro now and again! About 18 months ago we refurbished a vintage teak sideboard made by Youngers who were making quality items of furniture during the 60s and 70s. As usual we carefully stripped all [...]

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April 21, 2013

How We Work

How We Work

At GoAntique we are proud of the style of furniture we present and equally so of the way we restore them. A lot of work goes into each piece but until we actually sat and thought about it even we were surprised at the amount of stages it takes to go from shabby to chic! [...]

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April 14, 2013

Chest of Drawers Restoration – Part 3

Chest of Drawers Restoration - Part 3

At last we have reached the final stages of the restoration to this chest of drawers. The areas we wished to be grey are all completed with colour, now we change the areas masked off. Yesterday’s newspaper (once read and the crossword half finished!) is perfect to protect the fresh lacquer while we polish the [...]

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March 19, 2013

Chest of Drawers Restoration – Part 2

Chest of Drawers Restoration - Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of our restoration of this large pine chest of drawers. First job is to get rid of that horrible old dark varnish. We took the brass handles off and out came the paint stripper, scrapers, wire wool and elbow grease! Once we were back to the wood a wash of solvent [...]

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March 12, 2013

Decorating A Conservatory

Decorating A Conservatory

At GoAntique we specialise in taking antique furniture that has how will we say…had a busy life, rework it and produce practical, individual pieces ready to be loved again. This idea is now being transferred to items that would not necessarily be classed as furniture but do make great statement pieces….our upcycled lighting range. A [...]

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March 5, 2013

Side Table Restoration

Side Table Restoration

Quite often I am asked what I look for when I go on an auction spending spree. My response is that I have done my home work and studied the catalogue beforehand. This gives me a hit list of pieces of furniture that I think will benefit from our restoration and be appealing to our [...]

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March 3, 2013

Special Delivery!

Special Delivery!

Our couriers always provide a top rate delivery service but when we get the chance it’s nice to take an item ourselves…..that way we get to see how it’s going to be used. Or is it just because I’m nosey! First thing this morning I was at Mr & Mrs W’s house with their purchase, [...]

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March 1, 2013

1920 Chest of Drawers Restoration

1920 Chest of Drawers Restoration

Hi and welcome to the GoAntique blog and what we intend to be the first of many insights in to the furniture we produce. A couple of days ago Jonathan went to auction and one of the items purchased was this great circa 1920 pine chest of drawers. Very large offering plenty of storage but [...]

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