Art Nouveau Reloved by Jo

Art Nouveau Reloved by Jo

I love to up-cycle furniture that is quite special and this elegant sideboard is no exception. Bought by Nicky of Nicky Jones Furniture in Corbridge, this Art Nouveau sideboard is made from mahogany and has inlay floral panels to three drawers and two door fronts. It is beautiful. Nicky commissioned me to up-cycled this superb piece, requesting that I paint around the inlays, giving them a framed effect.

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Originally Nicky wanted a blue finish, however, after discussing various options we decided on a green shade, Troubled Waters, by Autentico. After preparing and undercoating the sides, back and framework I applied the first top coat which instantly lifted the look of the sideboard, giving it a new lease of life.  The framed inlays on the doors and drawers now stand out, just the effect that Nicky wanted. I sanded the original glossy top right back to reveal wood full of interest, colour and pattern.  Applying a matt varnish and finishing wih a wax to gives it warmth and depth.

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The copper and brass handles are absolutely stunning. Nicky took these off to clean prior to me working on the sideboard and replaced them once complete so I guess you can say this was a team effort!

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There is sometimes a dilemma when it comes to painting beautiful old furniture… to paint or not to paint? Hopefully, on this occasion, you’ll agree that this special piece of furniture has been very much enhanced.

Art Nouveau Sideboard Reloved by Jo

This is one of my favourite commissions to date. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Love Jo x



Reloved in Corbridge

Reloved in Corbridge

I am now showcasing my beautiful up-cycled furniture at Nicky Jones Interiors in Corbridge, Northumberland.

Reloved by Jo - Nicky Jones Furniture

Over the last few months I’ve become friendly with a women who has very similar interests to me. We met through Twitter. Nicky complimented me on my work and after a few conversations online we met for coffee and hit it off straight away. We have so much in common and now, several months later, we’re working together. Our tastes are similar and compliment each other.

Reloved by Jo at Nicky Jones Furniture

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Nicky recently opened a shop in Corbridge, Nicky Jones Furniture. Corbridge is a very pretty village in the North East, a lovely place to wander, shop and stop for coffee or lunch.  The shop is lovely and filled with a good choice of vintage and second-hand furniture and new accessories. As well as Nicky’s finds, you can see furniture up-cycled and Reloved by Jo (me). Because we have similar tastes, the combination in the shop works well together and locals and visitors alike have been delighted and very complimentary about the shop.

Reloved by Jo showcasing at Nicky Jones Furniture

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So, thank you to Twitter for bringing Nicky and I together!

If you’re passing do pop in for a browse, we’d love to see you.

Love Jo x