The art of colour

The art of colour

What colour to use – the question we face every time we collect a new piece.  The neutrals are great for many pieces – the whites, creams and greys, all the shades not on the colour wheel. But sometimes the furniture cries out for colour. We love a bit of...

Distress or not to distress

We tend to distress much of the furniture we create. Yes – after carefully painting a piece, we then knock, sand or wipe some of the paint back off. How much very much depends on each individual piece but the overall aim is the same. We want the piece to look...

Think before you bin

We were given a wardrobe which was on its way to landfill. Sadly – we knew it couldn’t be saved. Woodworm had enjoyed a banquet on both sides and the doors. But – the bottom section was completely worm free – maybe they weren’t ‘dessert...

One man’s waste is another’s gold

We source our pieces from a variety of places – auctions, house-clearance, charities and individual sellers. The common factor is that every piece we have was ‘unwanted’. Whether it is no longer fashionable, a bit tatty or simply no space for it – they...

New colours

Everlong have launched 4 fab new colours which are a great addition to the existing pallet. So excited to use them – great colours that give you the ability to create some ‘statement’ pieces   Share...

5 Great Vintage Christmas Ideas!

Hello there! We’ve had a lovely weekend with our two boys – two very excitable young boys looking forward to Christmas! We went to RHS Rosemoor in Torrington, Devon. Over the weekend they had a lovely Christmas storytime with Santa’s favourite (but a...

Shabby Chic Christmas

Hi there, Well Christmas is fast approaching – where does the time go? The decorations are up in the Refined Interiors HQ – and obviously we’re talking a real Vintage feel! I love this time of the year – sitting in our lovely lounge, just the...

A vintage Christmas

Hello there, It’s been a while since we posted, and a few things have changed. We’re no longer based at The Vintage Trading Co – lovely though they are, we just didn’t feel it was right for us. We’ll still be popping in from time to time...