This morning I wanted to share a find that I came across via Kates a while back and have been saving to share with you, Ruby Rhino. Hannah Ricci the owner, reclaims old furniture and then gives it a whole new lease on life with a coat or two of paint and some clever finishing techniques. The pieces range from mid century modern to a much more classical look brought bang up to date with bright colours.
If you’re looking for a statement piece to finish off your home, that one time splurge to give it personality that you’ll love for years to come, you should definitely take a look.
Every home needs a little bit of fabulous and that’s what we aim to provide at Ruby Rhino with our eclectic collection of upcycled and painted old furniture. Each piece is completely unique and sourced for its vintage style then lovingly restored, hand-painted and finished to give a sparkling new lease of life.
If perhaps you think you could attempt something similar yourself, then you might be interested to know that Hannah runs workshops on painting furniture. There are several coming up with just a few spaces left (although there will be further dates announced soon.) I am attending one with my Mum on June 16th so maybe I’ll see some of you there!
The classes begin with the basics of choosing paint and other essential tools, before moving onto tips for professional application and a wide range of different techniques. You’ll learn how to layer paints and create authentic aged effects, as well as creative tricks such as colour washing, distressing, cracking and creating texture.
We are also hosting a pop-up shop over Jubilee weekend (2nd-4th June) at the Heart of the Country with our furniture as well as some fabulous vintage finds and stylish homewares from British designer-makers.
Do you like readers? I can’t wait to brush up some distressing and painting techniques I’ve picked up over the years and see if I can up-cycle some of the salvaged pieces in my home.
Remaining workshop dates (as of the end of last week,) include:
19th May x 1
16th June x 1
30th June x 6
7th July x 6