Anyone can slap a coat of paint on a bit of furniture and, unfortunately, they often do. At Barnaby’s we understand that selecting the right piece is important; you can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear..

We always hold a range of english and french style shabby chic furniture but are happy to provide a service painting your furniture.

Antique French upholstered bed

Beautifully carved antique bed from the early 20th century. Upholstered in a silky fabric; rather discoloured in places but still pretty. Still has its original chalky grey paint, now wearing away nicely to show the beech frame beneath. There are no slats yet; this is...

Vintage upholstered french Louis XV style bed

Nicely carved french upholstered and painted bed from around 1920. The blue fabric is quite discoloured in places which might clean up or could be replaced. No slats but we can provide those on request. Fits a standard 54" double mattress.   Dimensions: 142cm x...

Antique early 19th century french elm box

Large elm box made in France in the early 1800's. It has a wonderful old village smithied lock on the front and a candle box inside. It has a brown varnish or paint finish, probably original. There are some initials in the front, carved in dot form. The plinth and...

Vintage french painted oak chest of drawers

Vintage chest of drawers made in France around 1940, probably. We've painted it cream and waxed it to give a slightly aged look. It works nicely with the carving on the drawers and feet. Dimensions: 100cm x 52cm x 85cm high£195 free delivery to Hastings, Bexhill and...

large vintage baroque style dining table and chairs

Vintage Italian extending table and chairs             £695 Very large extending table made, we think, in Italy in the 1950's. An unashamed celebration of the Rococo, or Baroque styles of the 1700's, it's incredibly sumptuous with the most over-the-top details of...

painted pub corner bench

painted and upholstered oak corner settle           £325 This oak corner bench came from a pub and is probably about 30 or 40 years old. We've painted it in a light grey and waxed it. The upholstery is not perfect; little bit stained from its previous life, but not as...